Friday, July 24, 2009

The Great American Quilters' Smackdown

At least that's what I think John is calling it. John, Hollis Chatelain, Becky Goldsmith and Sue Nickels have a challenge going. The purpose is to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and the challenge is to see whose small quilt will be auctioned for the highest dollar amount.

Becky Goldsmith is almost done! You can see her project on her blog; scroll down to 7/20 and 7/21. John is working on his design and I don't know what Hollis and Sue are doing but know it will be spectacular.

Who will win?

Alzheimer's disease is a thief. I shudder when I hear the ad that says "Alzheimer's isn't waiting". I know that is true from my mother's experience.

Stay tuned for more from John about his design. He keeps saying "they are going down". I think that is pro wrestling talk.


Beth Hartford said...

Thank you for what you're doing for AAQI - but the link to the website isn't working because it's in as alzquilts.ord instead of .org

Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping us with this cause. Alzheimer's is insidious and steals our loved ones away one small piece at a time. Making these quilts can help fund researh to conquer this thief.
Thank you so much!
Deb Sims

Barb Vlack said...

Thanks for doing this challenge. Ummm, I think I contributed to Hollis' claim for a generous donation last year. It was right after my mother died from Alzheimer's, and I was desperate to do something BIG to fight back.

I'm watching my dad decline gradually from the effects of Alzheimer's now. We have to take one day at a time.

I am not part of your challenge, but I just sent 4 quilts to Ami for Houston. Every little bit helps! Thank you so much.