Monday, March 11, 2013

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Display

On Saturday my friend, Pam picked me up and off we went to Bloomington, Indiana, to the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show.  The first thing we saw after the teacher's quilts displayed in the downstairs lobby was a huge display of quilts made by Indiana quilt and sewing guilds to benefit the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Here are just a few of my favorites that were on display.  Keep in mind that these quilts are no larger than 9" X 12".  The workmanship in these quilts is amazing.

Sorry there was not a list of the quilt makers, and my photography isn't good enough in most cases to read the name.

These hexagons were made from old shirts.

Laurel Burch fabric...maybe a panel used in this one.

Sort of a four patch done like a stack and whack.

A tiny storm at sea.

Cats from a panel.

Scrappy four patch.

The centers of these stars look like tiny stack 'n whack blocks.

This one was gorgeous with ribbon embroidery, ruching and beading.

Interesting pinwheels and look at the fussy cut flowers in the centers of the churn dash blocks.

Love these tiny log cabins and the setting.

More log cabins.  Interesting machine quilting.

This bird looks like he was made with fabric made from tiny scrap pieces.

This was amazing made with thread play.  Very creative.

The sashing on this one was perfect. 

A tiny twister.  I love the background with all the pins.

Here you can see the number of quilts on display.  I think there were more than 200.

It's been awhile since I posted.  I've been doing some sewing, but mostly I've been making pillowcases and some little dresses to donate to different charities supported by our quilt guild and church.

And, I've been babysitting with this little guy quite a bit the last two weeks.  Daniel will be a year old in 10 days.  

Thanks for visiting, and I promise it won't be so long between posts!


  1. Thanks for sharing this very special display of AAQI quilts. It would have been an honor to see them in person and give a dollar to vote. One dollar at a time, one stitch at a time.

  2. What a lovely display of quilts. Love the hexagon quilt and the Storm at Sea. You're wee boy looks gorgeous.

  3. What a wonderful display of excellent little quilts for a worthy cause. Thank you for sharing them. They have inspired me.
    Well, that cute little guy is a very good reason not to have time to sew or post. : )

  4. thanks for sharing these little quilts with us, isn't it amazing what this has done for the research ?
    I Love seeing these quilts.
    have fun with that little boy, they grow up so fast...
    quilting can wait!

  5. I am always amazed at the creativity I see in these little quilts. I can't believe that little one is a year old already, time flies by.

  6. What a fabulous idea for a fund raiser! THe quilts are beautiful - thanks for sharing your pics. WHat a cute little Grandie!

  7. It's good to have you back, but ANY time spent with the grandbaby(ies) is time well spent.

  8. Thank you for the wonderful blog post about the AAQI exhibit, Hope — Defeating Alzheimer's One Stitch at a Time. Approximately, 3,600 visitors attended the Indiana Heritage Quilt Show and viewed the exhibit. The Bloomington Quilters Guild, Morgan County Schoolhouse Quilters Guild, Bedford Quarry Quilters, Brownsburg Scrapbasket Guild, Nimble Thimbles, Noble Needlers, Quilter's Guild of Indianapolis and members of the American Sewing Guild all came together to donate 205 AAQI quilts for the exhibit. Their generosity made it possibe. I hope the exhibit gives hope those whose loved ones are battling Alzheimer's disease and they will know they are not alone in this fight. Give Daniel a big smooch for me. He is a cutie. Lisa Dodson, AAQI Volunteer

  9. Great post about the AAQI exhibit.

    I agree with you about how good the quilts were...I liked all of the ones you posted. Quite a display!

    Happy birthday to your sweet grandson. I can't believe it's already been a year! Time flies.

  10. WOWEEEEEEE I think these quilters did a superb job. Thanks for sharing these pictures...I'm awed and inspired. I've challenged by guild to make AAQI quilts and tomorrow, I shall see who did one to 'donate to this cause'.... wouldn't it be amazing to reach 1/2 million MORE in the last push to finish this campaign!

  11. Thanks for sharing. I love the appliqué basket of flowers. Your little guy is getting so big and cuter every day.

  12. Thanks for sharing the amazing display of Alzheimer's quilts! Daniel is a year old already! Time flies.

  13. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. Love the little cutie pie at the end.

  14. That tiny storm at sea sure caught my eye! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing that eye candy.

    Your little guy sure is a cutie. Time with little ones will always win out over time with needle and thread in my world. ha!


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