Showing posts with label Ami Simms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ami Simms. Show all posts

Thursday, February 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

Monday, February 27, 2012

AAQI Liberated Quilters Meet 12 Month Goal!

As you know, I am an ardent supporter of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I am so proud of the many quilters who have made quilts for my Liberated Quilting Challenge We are the most amazing group and I love all of us! But five of us managed to make (or buy) a quilt for 12 consecutive months for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's Quilt A Month program! And that is a major accomplishment and worthy of a bit of attention and pride!

Way to go other ladies and self! Being one out of a grand total of 26 quilters who made it to the one year finish line is amazing! I'm just sorry I missed my congratulatory phone call this morning from Ami Simms ;-( I was off spending three hours this morning keeping my 96 year old mother-in-law company in her new home. And while my MIL is so very lucky to not suffer from either Alzheimer's or a related Dementia, as you know, my 86 mother and our 14 other relatives (both sides) have not been so fortunate. So quilting for this cause is a priority for me and I am so delighted to say, for other quilters, as well!

Hope the other four liberated quilters were home to answer their congratulatory phone calls and if you weren't...another big Congratulations from me, as well!!! Can you believe Ami Simms personally phones each and every one of us at the end of each 6 months of quilt challenges? She's my super hero....with, or without a cape!

The 5 members of this Liberated Quilting Challenge who made their 12 month goal are:

Salem, OR

Orlando, FL

Wellsboro, PA

Mableton, GA

Bend, OR

Shown above:
Each of our latest quilts for the 12 month of contributions:
Left: Michele
Center and Down: Laura, Rene', Susan
Right: Kristin

See a list of all 26 AAQI Quilt A Month quilters here:
Quilt A Month

Michele Bilyeu Quilts With Heart and HandsAs a lifelong volunteer, I offer links to over 2,500 free patterns for quilts, quilt blocks, crafts, clothing, sewing room accessories, and more. As a committed volunteer for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) I am always urging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge...and buy or donate a quilt, today!! We are all changing the little quilt at a time.