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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative


The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research

By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

Fading Memories
Currently Available at the Auction
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is offering 20 quilts that were part of the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit in an online auction like no other.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire quilts by nationally acclaimed quilters who rarely sell their work.


The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than $570,000 since January 2006.. The organization is run by volunteers and spends zero money on fundraising. We are quilters doing what we love to do and making a difference.




Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of the AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated entirely by volunteers. She is a quilter. Her mother had Alzheimer's.

Go to the auction and look at the quilts.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room