My little dancing girl (I really don't want to see a dancing girl, but I do!) was made as a fundraiser for The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I didn't mention it in the earlier post because I was waiting for permission from Sue Spargo, which she gladly gave. She is making labels for me to put on the back, then it will be ready to register and mail.
I'm sure most of you know about AAQI but did you also know that they have raised more then $305, 000 for Alzheimer's research?! For a grassroots effort that is truly amazing. It goes back to the spirit of quilters and their generosity. Ami Simms started this effort and it has grown by leaps and bounds. Now it isn't a single woman show but a registered non profit organization. There is a lot more legitimacy with this title and they have control over where the money raised goes.
It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Recently my mom was diagnosed with this disease. The future is unknown for my mother and the rest of our family. The one thing I do know? I can make quilts to help the cause.
I need a name for the quilt. Sue calls the whole quilt Mercer Lane. Maybe something about Mercy?? Any ideas. Naming quilts isn't my strong point.