ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
June 3, 2010
I'd received Ami Simms' newsletter, and when she first asked for quilts I didn't think I could do anything, because I didn't have personal experience with having a relative with Alzheimer's disease. In March of 2007, I thought of an idea for a quilt I called "Thongs for the Memories". I sent it in and received such a lovely note to thank me. They liked my quilt! I was hooked, and 27 Priority quilts later, I am still hooked on supporting this amazing cause. I've since learned that no one escapes being affected somehow by this disease. Ami educates us, inspires us, motivates us, and moves us. AAQI is changing the future of Alzheimer's disease one quilt at a time.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
making and purchasing Priority Quilts. Realizing that I can help make a difference for the future.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
everyone is so lovely! I've received so many wonderful notes about the quilts I've donated. I like that I can do something I love to help such a worthy cause.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
OMG! Eveyone I've dealt with has been just wonderful!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
find a cure!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I make and donate quilts for the auctions, bid on and purchase (when I'm a lucky winner) quilts, and basically do anything Ami Simms asks me to do. I would give her a kidney if she asked. That's how much I respect and admire her.