Monday, November 4, 2013

AAQI Reaches $1 Million!!

 
Congratulations to Ami Simms and her Alzheimer's Art Quilt Iniatiative for reaching the $1 million mark at Houston last week!  Above, Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson helping Ami celebrate this remarkable amazing splendiferous achievement!
 
I am honored to have had a quilt in the very first AAQI traveling exhibit and book, and now have my second quilt, "Return to Provence" in the Celebrity Invitational Auction at www.alzquilts.org
 
The quilts are made by famous quilters, are so very beautiful, and are the last big chance for all of us to support AAQI and make the final amount raised even higher! 
 
Special thanks to Ami and her thousands of helpers and volunteers who made this happen, to quilters who made quilts, sold quilts, bought quilts, shipped quilts, helped at the exhibits, did it all.  Quilters rock!!!! 
 
Below, photos of my quilt in the auction, but please buy one that speaks to you; they are all works of art, all special and unique and original. 
 
 
 
 
 
The auction is on now, and runs through 10 p.m. Nov. 10 (I earlier mistakenly said Nov.6).  Here is the link for bidding:   
 
Thank you to all who even consider bidding - all of us who have loved ones, friends, dear people affected by Alzheimer's can't even begin to tell you how much you are treasured for helping this cause.
 
Diane
 

5 comments:

Diane said...

Your gorgeous quilt is well over $2,000 right now, leading the pack! I had the pleasure of seeing it in real life and believe me, I was astounded at the quilting!

Just a note, though, the auction runs through November 10th, so your readers have more time to admire and covet! There are also cafe press items for sale with the quilt images on them! Link is on the AAQI auction page and I'll try to get a direct link up on each quilt's individual page as well today!

Diane Gaudynski said...

Diane, thank you!! Yes, I panicked and thought the auction was almost over, but it has five loooooong days yet for bids to come in, so everyone can think about what they might want, how much they can afford.

The cafe press items are really nice; I'll probably be ordering a tote or something with my quilt on it as a keepsake. Thanks for mentioning it, I forgot about that too. If a quilt is out of your budget, you can always think about a tee shirt or something, there are so many options.

Thanks for your endorsement of my little quilt. Can't believe the price on it already, thank you to all who have bid it up, yay!!
Diane

Gini Ewers said...

Congratulations. The quilt is lovely and what a great contribution to AAQI. Take care,

Sally Bramald said...

Well done you (and Amy of course). Your quilt is superb and deserved the price it raised.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely!
Greetings from Finland! :)
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla