Jannett Caldwell's quilt, "Losing My Mind A Piece At A Time" which appears on pages 34-35 of Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece. She helped make another quilt pictured here. Shirley Pierce pieced the blocks and Jannett set them together and, with some members of the Kennet High School graduating class of 1963, quilted it. The … Continue reading Raffle Quilt Supports AAQI
The best-tasting Bartlett pears are the ones that are a little dinged up and smell as strong as perfume. Their aroma, more than the taste or texture, have always reminded me of something, but I couldn't remember what it was. It was a good memory, of good times, but I couldn't place it. So, whenever … Continue reading Bartlett Pears and Bean Soup: 1962
Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild of Ft. Worth, TX held their quilt show last week-end. Guild members challenged each other to create Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Fifty-nine guild members created 112 little quilts! The local chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild (EGA) added 21 quilts that were made by 10 of their … Continue reading Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild Challenge 2008
I've been playing with Susan Breier's book, It's A Wrap, again. I wanted to see how big a bowl I could get and this one made it to about 11 and a half inches. I used gradated fabric. Along one selvage edge it was nearly black, and by the other it was a medium red. I … Continue reading I’ve Been Bowling Again
Special thanks to Zach Beane of wigflip.com for creating the picture generator for the Virtual Quilt Patch project. Nearly 1,000 people created Virtual Quilt Patches and displayed them in their emails, webpages, and blogs. The patches were seen by more than 18,000 people! My thanks go out to everyone who remembered their loved ones in a more … Continue reading Thank You For Remembering!
This Sunday, September 21, 2008, is World Alzheimer's Day. It is a day to remember the 26.6 million people worldwide who have this vile disease that will eventually rob them of the ability to remember and to reason. It will take from them every skill they ever learned and every relationship they ever held dear. And … Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Day
Y'all are GREAT! I got a boatload of emails offering to help. Thank you SO much for such an EXCEL-ent response fo my call for help! Quilters ROCK! Next step is to download the 27 files and pick one. Many thanks!!! Ami
Every Twisted Sisters workshop as we seam, chunk, wedge, and piece, invariably someone, or some-two, or -three people ask the dreaded question: "What can we do with those little pieces we cut off?" I reply: "The ones that are less than 4" long, half an inch wide, and taper down to nothing? The ones that … Continue reading Finally! A Way To Use Up Those Stupid Twisted Sisters Leftovers!
I just returned from Goshen, Indiana where Madison and I were invited to give the keynote speech for Greencroft Goshen's 20thAnnual Alzheimer's Seminar. Afterwards Madison helped me tell how service dogs can help people with Alzheimer's in the break-out session. This was in conjunction with the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit which was displayed … Continue reading Goshen, Indiana
A huge thank-you to one of the students in my Twisted Sisters workshop in Chadron, Nebraska who let me photograph her handy pattern "holder-upper." (She even wrote her name on a piece of paper so that I could thank her properly, and guess who lost it?! I have such good intentions. Please forgive me.) These … Continue reading Quilting Aid