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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

i recently participated in the AAQI (Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative's) ongoing sale. if you are not aware of this organization i would encourage you to link over  and take a look. in addition to the ongoing sale of small (no larger than 9 x 12 inches) quilts there is also a monthly small quilt auction that they do. in fact there are 33 ways in which you can help with this cause, from the very easy to the more challenging. one of the very easy ways is to post the link (that they provide) onto your blog's sidebar. that is exactly how i became familiar with them and as you can see i now have one on my sidebar. easy peasy~!!~


last week i was thrilled to find this small treasure in my mailbox. isn't it amazing~!?!~
i purchased it, with the money from the sale going directly to the search for a cure/treatments for this heartbreaking diagnosis. the quilt was made by Cathy at Big Lake Quilter. she generously created and donated this wee (app. 7.5 x 9.5 inches) piece. she has actually made and donated several and they are all wonderful~! really~!~ go and see, she has them pictured in her blog.

i know that this issue hits very close to home with many people, including myself and it's the kind of illness that makes those closest  to those suffering feel helpless and extremely frustrated. if you are one of the people who would like to do something to help than please visit this site and view the options because there is indeed (33) somethings that can be done. if enough people make a small difference in some way it becomes a very large difference in no time at all. it's a big problem that needs all of the support it can get so don't count yourself out. shed that helpless feeling that this disease creates and do only what you can. i bet you'll find it's more than you thought.  

i would like to make one of these tiny quilts myself but am having trouble deciding just what i should do. so if you leave a comment please feel free to share any idea that you have with me. consider it yet another way that you can help.
:-)

Today's gifts include:
  • a new little quilt to hang on the wall
  • columbine blooming in the garden
  • 15 surviving goldfish happily swimming in the pond

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your purchase! I have made several small treasures for the AAQI sale, very gratifying!! As you know from having checked out the auction, the subject matter varies greatly!! I think anything you do would be gratefully appreciated!! And thanks for the idea...I have posted the logo on my sidebar also and will put it on my facebook.

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  2. I'd like to do this as well. Also in the planning stages. I was thinking of what's popular in home decor as people might be more inclined to bid(?) My other thought was seasonal - realizing not all celebrate all holidays...
    Thanks for the motivation to 'get going'.
    How about one of your beautiful photos, transfer to fabric - bordered?

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  3. Wonderful post, Libby Q!
    How about many tiny, busy, little squares to represent all the sweet moments, those remembered and those forgotten? I love your heart.

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  4. Great post and wonderful quilt!

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  5. Lovely, Libby! Great post, great quilt, and so very happy to have you join in with all of us! Just look around AAQI and you'll have so many ideas you won't know where to start first. And buying a quilt is every bit as valuable as making one! Thank you so much for all of us in 'the same boat' who volunteer by making, donating, or buying quilts. Love it..you bought yourself a really cute quilt for a wonderful cause!

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  6. Beautiful composition of colors and shapes beautifully combined. And for a good cause.

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  7. What a lovely little quilt. I posted the link and will think about making a little quilt. I don't think I've ever made one as small as 9x12.

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  8. It is such a sweet quilt!!

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  9. Small treasures
    Bring Giant pleasures.

    A pocketful of joy to you,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  10. Wonderful little quilt a very fine purchase, and nice to support a good cause.
    Anni

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  11. congrats on your new little quilt and for helping a great cause!

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  12. That's a lovely quilt you bought! Love the colours and of course the message!

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  13. Such lovely "gifts"! Thanks so much for your blog visit. I truly appreciate your lovely comment! Hugs, Terri

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