Feb 14, 2019

Quilters and Quilting Make a Difference! (Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative)

I am thrilled beyond words that one of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiatives funding of reasearch grants, this one at Cornell University, has contributed to reasearch discoveries in breaking through the blood-brain-flow barrier! This is amazingly promising!

My blog header consists of several of the 75 small format art quilts (among thousands of quilters) that I personally donated for auction by our amazing founder, leader, quilter, and quilt creator Ami Simms from our raising of over One Million Dollars earned by their sales from 2006-2013. 

Amazing, amazing work and kudos to all involved at every level of funding and this research and discovery at Cornell University!

And for all of you who joined my two internet groups and made and donated 600  8" x 11 " small format art quilts for sale by AAQI, thank you and bless you!

Everyone reading here, check out the link below by Science Daily! 

AAQI is thanked on Science Daily's release of Cornell Universitys discovery right along with the National Institute of Health!

Love it and all who were involved in any way!

One more example of how quilters and quilting makes a difference!

"The team has identified approximately 20 drugs, many of them already FDA approved for human use, that have potential in dementia therapy and are screening these drugs in Alzheimer's mice now.

Schaffer said he's "super-optimistic" that, if the same capillary-blocking mechanism is at play in humans as it is in mice, this line of research "could be a complete game-changer for people with Alzheimer's disease."

This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, and the Brightfocus Foundation."

My personal links:

Liberated Quilting Challenge

Ami Simms current personal blog:


Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.Science Daily: Alzheimer's Research Breaks the Blood-Brain Barrier

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