With $30,000 from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative researchers at the University of Michigan were able to create new molecular tools that show promise for cleansing the brain of amyloid plaques, implicated in Alzheimer's disease! The plaques — a hallmark of the disease —are thought to contribute to cell death, leading to devastating memory loss and cognitive … Continue reading Quilters Finance Alzheimer’s Discovery!
This is the before picture. I don't think you're going to see an "after" picture for quite a while. Notice the place on the carpet where I stand (no scraps)? I confess, I am a true slob. (You can click the picture to see exactly how big a slob I am.) Still, I'm pretty happy … Continue reading Funky Colored Denim And A Big MESS!
Is this not the best fortune for a quilter to find in her cookie? It's been stuck on my bulletin board for probably a decade; I even photocopied it once or twice in case it ever got lost. OK, so it says "rags." "Scraps" would have been much better, but it has the word QUILT on it! Perhaps … Continue reading Best Fortune Cookie EVER!
Hats off to Sharon Pederson, and her Nine Patch Media business partner Elizabeth Phillips, for putting together the Rose of Sharon project. It was premiered at the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis last weekend where quilt shop owners go for the newest fabrics, thread, books, and gadgets. The Electric Quilt Company hosted the Rose of Sharon block contest at the … Continue reading The “Rose of Sharon” Project
Yours truly will be a guest on The Quilt Show! Look for me on a monitor near you some time at the beginning of 2011. If you can't wait that long, and you're a member of The Quilt Show, come to the taping! It will be on August 10th and "admission" is a completed, fully registered Priority: Alzheimer's … Continue reading I’ll Be On The Quilt Show!
Last week I had an opportunity to see Paula Poundstone perform. She was hysterical! If you ever get a chance to see her, go! She had us laughing for two hours straight and then came out afterwards to greet people and give autographs. She was so generous with her time, talking with everyone in line and posing for … Continue reading There’s A New Quilt In The Works
I just wrote a check for $30,000 and it felt GREAT---as soon as my heart stopped racing and I made sure I spelled all the words correctly. That much money, well, I don't know about you, but I get a little tense. Writing checks to pay for Alzheimer's research is the best part of my duties … Continue reading I Just Wrote A Check for $30,000!
When I was little my mother wore deep red lipstick and Chanel Number 5. It was fun to watch Mom put on makeup because it meant she and Dad were going out, or people were coming in. It was exciting either way. She'd stand in front of the mirror and begin by stroking the lipstick three … Continue reading The Fragrance of Memory
There is a remarkable film called "The Captain" that you need to watch. It will take less than four minutes, maybe a little longer if you have to run for a tissue. Heartwarming doesn't begin to touch it. It was narrated by Allison Janney, the actress who portrayed Press Secretary C.J. Cregg from the television series … Continue reading The Captain
The words embroidered on the top and bottom inner borders of the quilt I just finished say: "You have proven that the actions of a single person can make a profound difference in the lives of others. Thank you!" I pieced the quilt and embroidered those words during the 27 days that my mother was … Continue reading Thank you, Tiffany!