AAQI for January

Dandy Lion AAQI Jan 2013 (2)

This is an oldie, but a goodie, called Dandy Lion.  I decided to send it in to AAQI this month to get my last Quilt-A-Month club check.  That would be 2 years of making a quilt every month, except for a few where I bought one.  I am proud to say that my little quilts have made nearly $1500 for the AAQI!  

However, just the other day I got early news that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative will be shutting down at the end of 2013.  This is because they hope to reach the 1 million dollar mark by the end of the year!  That is amazing.  Can you imagine all the little quilts you need to sell to make that much money!  Over 13,000 so far.  So, anyway, I just can't see quitting the QAMC when they are so close to the end, so I will continue right up until July.  For all the details about this year's deadlines see the AAQI blog post:  Sprint to the Finish.  

If you have not made an AAQI quilt yet, there's no time like the present!  Get in your studio and get to work making a little gem.  The last day to register quilts will be August 1, 2013.  While you are on the website, check out the hundreds of quilts for sale right now.  It's truly an amazing grass roots effort and Ami Simms and her dedicated volunteer team deserve all the credit for making it all happen.