It’s nothing short of amazing: a thousand quilts! I have held the work of your hearts in my hands, felt the compassion in the hills and valleys of your quilting stitches, and am humbled beyond measure that you have given your time and energy to a project, just because I asked.
A thousand Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts are priced, tagged, bagged, and on their way to the International Quilt Festival where the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative will offer them for sale. They include every kind of quilt imaginable, in every taste, style, technique, and color—all small enough to fit into a flat cardboard priority mailer. “Priority Quilts.”
Yes, these quilts are small, just 9″ x 12″. But don’t let their small size fool you. In Houston, with your help, they will bring us tens of thousands of dollars closer to a cure. Come and see them. Help us sell them all!
Yes, there are quilts made by “big name” quilters. And plenty made by quilters whose names you’ve never heard of. But the names that are the most important are not the names of the quiltmakers, they are the names YOU will write on 2″ x 6″ patches of purple fabric when you come and see the quilts. They are the names of people you know who have/had Alzheimer’s and we will honor them by wearing the patches in Houston. And people will ask, and we will share, and more people will understand why quilts not much larger than a piece of paper, made by people you never heard of, are important.
We have purple patches here for you, markers too. We have some patches with names already on them if you are lucky enough not to have a name to write.
Keep your purple patch or bring them back to the booth on Sunday afternoon. Your patch will be used in a Ceremony of Remembrance or stitched into a quilt like the one shown here.
Please share this message with as many people as you can. The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt initiative will be in booth 5726, Row R. All profit funds Alzheimer’s research.