Monday, September 19, 2011

To Honor Our Loved Ones

World Alzheimer's Day is Wednesday September 21st. Please change your FaceBook profile picture to a photograph of a person who has/had Alzheimer's that you wish to honor and remember on September 21st and always. Please include this statement in your status update: I support the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative at If you make a $5 donation (below) to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative before midnight on Wednesday post the invoice number generated by your donation to the AAQI FaceBook Page*, we will capture the image of your loved one from your profile picture and add it to the 2011 AAQI Virtual Wall of Remembrance where it will remain for one year. Names will not accompany photographs. If you are not on FaceBook, or wish to make multiple donations to honor more than one person, email one photograph of each of your loved ones and the invoice number generated by your donation ($5 per photograph) to Diane at Pictures may be cropped and sized to fit the wall. As it is somewhat time consuming to snag and post your profile picture, please do not change it until you see it appear on the "wall" on the AAQI Update Blog. It may take several days to keep up! We'll do our best. *If you've never been there before, you may have to click the "LIKE" button. What's not to like?!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sewing With Nancy Link to Nancy's Corner

Here's the link to the segment that I did on Nancy Zieman's Sewing with Nancy for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative: I look pretty calm, cool and collected . . . totally amazing!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm on Sewing With Nancy!!

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative volunteer Beth Hartford was an a guest on Sewing With Nancy, program #2505 – Art Quilts – Fusible Collage Workshop (a 2-part series with Frieda Anderson and Laura Wasilowski.) It was taped back in January and will be made available to PBS stations beginning on September 11 of this year.

Contact your local PBS station and ask them when they will air this show. Contact information can be found here:

Beth spoke about Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope, the AAQI's new traveling exhibit which has been touring the United states since March. She has a quilt in the traveling exhibit.

Beth shared several Name Quilts on camera as well as some Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts, inviting quilters everywhere to thread their needles and help us fight Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative wishes to thank Nancy Zieman for this opportunity to share our mission to raise awareness and fund Alzheimer's research with a wider audience. And, we especially want to congratulate Beth Hartford on her first television appearance!