Friday, April 15, 2011

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

I made a purchase this month to support the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. This lovely little quilt was made by Nyima Lhamo (aka Andrea Balosky).  It is called Ribbon Sutras. I sent her an email letting her know that I had purchased her quilt.
A bit of her response was this, "Your mention of the AAQI quilt in your blog was the real spark for my decision to do the same. So, all this seems to have come full circle."

Yes, I believe it has come full circle.

If you'd like to read a little more about this quilt and how it made its way to AAQI read about it here.



25 comments:

  1. a fabulous little quilt and what an interesting background story on it~!!~
    loved the post office story as it reminded me of some of the stories my daughter had of Honduras.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  2. What an amazing story!!! It is a delightful little quilt and will mean so much more now that you know its history!!!! Thankyou for the links!

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  3. Wow! Very interesting. Great little story and quilt! Do you know how you will display it?

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  4. What a beautiful quilt and such a good cause.

    Debbie

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  5. A wonderful piece, amazing really - and so filled with a good feeling. Gosh Lori, this is just great. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!

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  6. A beautiful piece of art!! I need to now go and read about it.

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  7. What a lovely quilt - solid fabrics with hand quilting make me think of Amish quilts. It looks like I need to go read the story :0)

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  8. What a sweet quilt and for such a good cause. How nice that you now own it:)

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  9. I've been here and there, following links, reading and learning so much about the interesting, talented lady named Andrea Balosky and her unique life.
    You are a fortunate lady to own this little treasure, and the AAQI is fortunate to have both of you participate in their project.
    The fact that she read about AAQI quilts in your blog, and you now own this one -- that's a lovely example of coming full circle.

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  10. That is such a cool story! Beautiful quilt. Love the quilt in your header too!

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  11. A beautiful quilt coupled with an interesting story. The fact it got to the US is remarkable.

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  12. A full circle indeed! And a lovely quilt. It is such a good thing the AAQI is doing!

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  13. Very charming little quilt. I need to get involved in that program.

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  14. great quilt - great cause too.
    What a interesting story -
    I love your new header.

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  15. What a great story, and quilt. I'm so glad you shared it with us.

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  16. What a touching story, from start to finish. It is so wonderful that she came back to quilting to support a cause. This little beauty couldn't have ended up with a better person to treasure it and honor its history.

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  17. Full Circle...love the background on this wonderful little quilt!

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  18. What a touching story, Lori, and the quilt is so cheery.

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  19. Love the story! What a great cause :-)

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  21. That was serendipitous! What a lovely thing to have happened and it's a great wee quilt.

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  22. My favorite kind of little quilt! The story is wonderful too...xo Pam

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  23. What makes the whole story even more full circle is that she lived in Oregon before she headed for the Himalayas! The universe reminds us day after day that we are all so connected and meant to reconnect in so many ways. It is such an awesome story and that you are now a part of it and own this beautiful little quilt is such a delight on so many levels and in so many, many ways. Awesome, Lori...absolutely awesome!!!!

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  24. Hi, Lori. Thanks for the thoughtful references in your blog. You have a been such a catalyst for good, inspiring us to help find a cure for Alzheimer's thru our joyful making of small quilts. I look forward to making another batch for Ami and her squadron of scientists soon. Sorry for the delay, but I've just come out nearly back-to-back meditation retreats at Wat U-Mong in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Nyima.

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  25. <3 Nyima. <3 Lori. It's a <3 fest!!

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