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Slow & Silent Auction for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

Quilters all over the US are threading their needles for a cure. Almost 4,000 quilts have been donated to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) since it began in 2006.

During the first 10 days of each month the AAQI has a “Slow & Silent” online auction. The June auction (featuring 7 signature quilts: Barbara Bush to NPR’s Carl Kassel, plus a quilt signed by 30+ national quilt teachers) is up for bids right now.

All profits are used to fund Alzheimer’s research, so head on over and bid like crazy.

Here are a couple of my favourites:

Later this month a one-time auction of vintage quilts will be offered (June 15 to 25).

The AAQI could use your help. Donations of quilts are accepted throughout the year. Founder and Executive Director, Ami Simms hopes to take 1,000 of these Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts (just 9″ x 12″ in size) to International Quilt Festival in Houston in October. Check out the rules and help this great cause.

The AAQI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit run totally by volunteers and Quilt Power.

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This post was published on June 2nd, 2009. Post topics: Charity Quilting, Quilting Events.

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