Tuesday, December 3, 2013

#Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving and highlighting worthy causes.

fun idea
Regular readers of my blog know that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is near and dear to my heart.   Their final auction is online now until December 10th.  You can see all the quilts and bid here.

Memory Walk 2 by Susan "Smitty" Price
The AAQI will cease fundraising at the end of the year, but in their 8 wonderful years raised over $1,000,000 for Alzheimer's research.  That. Is. Amazing!!!

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There are still quilts up for sale.  Please help make every quilt count and consider purchasing one of these quilts; they make wonderful gifts for the holidays.

Papi and Leo
Sadly, my father-in-law was very recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  His mother was the first person I knew with Alzheimer's, and she was in the final stages of this horrible disease when my husband and I started dating.  It's bittersweet that my father-in-law will participate in a new clinical trial - quite possibly funded due to generous quilt makers and buyers.

A friend just told me about the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study which provides quilts to patients enrolled in Alzheimer's studies.  As they state on their website, "The warmth of a quilt and its patterns frequently suggest a simpler time that resonates with Alzheimer's patients."  Sounds like a cause I can get behind….

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. It's such a hard disease to deal with. Leo is beautiful!

  2. My M-I-L had Alzheimers so this is also a cause close to my heart. So it is indeed a very worthy cause! The Memory Walk is very poignant!