Thursday, September 29, 2011

AAQI and Giveaway

Here are my two little quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative . I love to make them but have a heck of time coming up with a name for the quilts.
If you leave a comment or send an email with a suggested name for both quilts and I use it I'll send you a prize. (I'll figure that out later, ok?)

Even better than that for every comment left on this post I will donate $1 to AAQI. I do have a limit but cannot even imagine getting close to it. If you are one person you can only leave one comment. We aren't voting for The Biggest Loser or the best singer on American Idol. Just trying to raise money for a good cause.
I started hand quilting this last night. It should be ready to go soon.
I'm looking forward to creative quilt names and lots of comments!!
You do not need to have a name in order to comment.


PS I jsut spotted this on the AAQI site:
The Heartbreak to Hope Exhibit will be in Portland next year! Yay!

Northwest Quilting Expo Portland, OR
September 21-23, 2012
Portland Metropolitan Expo Center
        

98 comments:

  1. I am terrible at names too - how about Flower of Hope? It is a great cause.

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  2. I'll leave a comment just so you can donate to them but I don't have a clue as to a name. I've never even named any of my quilts.

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  3. How wierd is this---I just looked at your post, saw the flowers and thought "Flower of Hope" --- which is exactly what Me and My Stitches has posted. :) They are adorable! What applique pattern did you pull the flower from (or is it your own original?)? I love them!

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  4. How about: Hope Springs Eternal

    Love your flower applique.... very nice indeed!

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  5. Hi Lori, beautiful hand work!!! and as always, beautiful applique! My first thought was "Blooms for Hope" - I guess that's what we all need is hope!

    Blessings to you and your project!

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  6. Sweet Peony - I might come up with something else during the day, I sort of used up all my names this last week.....

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  7. Blooms of delight.
    Hugs Lena

    PS:
    I'm not good at this. But for a good cause .....

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  8. I am also terrible with names, but I will match your donation. Tell me how many comments you get and I will also make a $1 donation for each. Great idea!!

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  9. Bloomin' I and Bloomin' II......

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  10. Single Flower, Single Wish. I'm not very good at naming, but wanted to comment.

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  11. I love the pink binding :0) Are you going to bind the other in pink too? They look great together! I know you saw the inspiration quilt at Sisters so I'll suggest Sister's Flower for a name.

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  12. I love your little quilts for a great cause. How about Rose of Rememberance? (I hope that is a real word!)

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  13. Bright Center I and Bright Center II. Lovely work for a worthwhile cause. Kathie L in Allentown

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  14. Memory of Flowers --- though I love all the other suggestions, too. Does that mean making more quilts?!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  15. "Remembrance Bloom for a Cure" Since Alzheimer's patients sometimes forget... :(

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  16. Naming quilts is not my forte, but I will leave names for the sake of the donation. Remembering Spring and Blossom of Hope.

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  17. May Hope Grow.
    Blessings to you as you support such a worthy (and difficult) cause.

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  18. Beautiful -- how about "Just Peachy Blooms of Pink".

    and

    "Forever Hopeful for Spring Flowers"
    *
    Thanks for sharing... lovely...

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  19. I'm horrible with names.......AAQI Flower or Blooming for Hope?

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  20. How about 'Remember When..'...Good luck with your cause! It's a good one!
    take care!
    Paulette

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  21. How about "Picked Posy l" and "Picked Posy ll" or ...
    "Summer Bloom" and "Spring Bloom"??

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  22. ha~!~that's a pretty sneaky way to find a name for your quilts. i had the same problem.
    on the other hand it's a great way to raise some dollars for AAQI and have a give-a-away all at the same time. you're a genious~!

    love Cheryl's idea and i'll jump on that wagon and do the same: match your donation to AAQI.
    do e-mail me with the final number please . . . lots going on here and i might forget if you don't.

    no name comes to mind but you are getting some good ones to choose from.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  23. How about "Promise" for the first one and "Hope" for the second. For the Hope that all the research will have a "Promise" for a cure!

    Both little quilts are so pretty! Your donation is wonderful, too.

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  24. How about "I don't stand alone."
    What a great cause.

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  25. I'm not good at names either, but here's a try: A Posy for Mom, Mom's flower of hope, Pretty Posy, Flower of Love. OK, that's all my brain can think of!

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  26. Beautiful Quilts Lori. I'm challenged when it comes to naming anything let alone quilts! Your generous donations will be greatly appreciated and will sell very FAST! I like the suggestions others have made for - Flower of Hope 1 & 2.

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  27. I'm also not great with names, but I thought, because they are for AAQI: Forget-me-not I & II.
    Love them both!

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  28. My names for your quilts come from the quilt that inspired you at the Sisters Quilt Show, and the Victorian tradition of sending flowers with meanings. The website I used for the flower meanings was www.victorianbazaar.com/meanings.html if you’d like to see if there is one that you like better.

    Quilt 1: Remembering Sisters – Iris - Faith, Wisdom, Promise in Love, Hope, Wisdom and Valor
    Quilt 2: Remembering Sisters – Zinnia – Thinking (or in memory) of an Absent Friend

    They are both lovely! And they are perfect for AAQI.

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  29. Lori your AAQI quilts are adorable. The name that pop into my mind was "The Sentinal". Hugs

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  30. I think the Yellow one would be "Sunshine Blooms".
    I can't even get myself motivated to get out of the chair today, I am no help;)

    Debbie

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  31. Darling quilts and WHAT a cute idea, to raise extra money, Lori!!!

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  32. Not sure about the names, but I do love the idea of the whole cause!

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  33. "Sunset Bloom" or
    "Counting the Days"
    (til' they find a cure, of course.)

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  34. Something about the 'Bloom being off the rose'?

    Stop and smell the roses?

    Rose-scented memories?

    Memories of a Rose?

    Memorial Rose?


    Great quilts!

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  35. The one with the goldish background Blooming Sunshine.
    I Have Hope, for the top photo..

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  36. Forget me Not a Flower for Hope...Love your applique Lori!

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  37. Ok here goes

    Flower-red (say it quickly - corny I know) and Golden Glory!

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  38. How about Raspberry Blossom or Simply Raspberry for the white background one and Sunlit or Sunshine Blossom for the yellow background quilt. Don't be offended but what if you turned the yellow background one upside down. It kinda reminded me of a strawberry==then call it Strawberry Sunshine. They are both very nice quilts--just like you. Hope these help you out.

    Lori L

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  39. Love them both!

    For the one with the pink binding...voir en couleur de rose (French for look on the bright side)

    For the one with the gold background...last rose of summer

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  40. sorry no name ideas, have a hard enough time coming up with my own names for quilts....i'm sure you'll have some great suggestions....

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  41. Name it "A Flower to Remember" - amazingly flowers and simple things are usually remembered, it's the significant and special people and things that are often forgotten:( Linda in Alabama

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  42. They're looking lovely! I thought and thought and then I thought some more and what I came up with is "pick me" and Pick me 11"

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  43. A terrible disease that has affected so many families. My name is "Memories in Bloom"

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  44. Lovely quilts for a worthy cause. My idea is: Blooming Hope and Blooming Memories.

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  45. They both look great! How about "Hope Blooms Where It's Planted."

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  46. Blooms of Friendship's Remembered.
    Good Luck with your goal, a great cause. You are certainly an angel.

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  47. Thank you so much for doing this as a fundraiser. Your donation will be so appreciated. Good luck with the names!

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  48. You've received a lot of great suggestions for names. Your generosity with donating time and projects for the AAQI is very special.
    Maybe Sweet Solitude -- or Special Solitude. There's nothing sweet or special about the disease, but the flowers are both sweet and special.

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  49. My first thought was "Bloom for a Cure". I love the idea, and appreciate the support for AAQI!

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  50. Very cute! But I"m terrible at coming up with names so I"m not even going to try!

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  51. love the cause the the quilts. What about Hope Blooms Eternal.

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  52. Rooted in Love.
    :)
    what a lovely idea and the names so inspiring.

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  53. I like many of the names posted, but before I read them I had "Flowers Say I Love You" and "Flowers Say I Treasure You" in my head. I can't wait to see them IRL since I'm the one you'll be mailing them to!
    Diane

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  54. The quilts are lovely. I am terrible at naming things, I am lucky my DDs are not still called 'baby girl'.
    You have had many good suggestions.
    My sister and I did a big garage sale and all the $ we made we sent to Alzheimer's in memory of my Mom.

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  55. I go for Grandma's flowers. they say that Alzheimer patients do remember the time they were young, so they maybe remember their grandmother's garden. It's a lso a symbol for their forgotten past.

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  56. Oh gosh, it's tough. My first thought was something with "hope" but that was taken already in the comments.
    How about "rose remembrance"
    They are lovely and how generous of you once again!

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  57. "Remember that flower..."
    I'm not good at naming quilts but I remember that flower that grew in the backyard and I can never remember it's name...
    Thanks for your support of a wonderful cause.

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  58. Lots of good suggestions for your pretty quilts. Just so you have to add another buck to a good cause, I will offer "Remembering Grandma".

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  59. Leaving a comment for the Cause, not so good with quilt names. I enjoy your blog and seeing the progress on your projects.

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  60. Your baby Jesus block is adorable!! And as far as your rant...I have had the same one! How can anyone afford this? My rant was geared more for the price of an Australian quilt pattern...over $100 just for the pattern! WAY TOO MUCH!! As for the Sue's BOM I know wool is expensive but it's not dipped in gold!! Ridiculous! I'm with you...save your money for a cruise!!
    Have a great weekend!
    P

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  61. Oh, naming is hard! How about one is Opal and the other is Jewel?

    All for a good cause!

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  62. I'm not very good at naming quilts. It's not something I do very often. But your cause is great, so I'm offering Flower Power, Blooms of Hope or Posies of Hope.

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  63. Dang Lori....I never think to name anything....so this is really a challenge! All I could come up with is "Remembering Spring" and, with no extra thought...."Remembering Spring 2".....and how nice of you to have two entries for the project! You are the best, sweetie!

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  64. Seems like so many of us are baaad at naming our quilts - lol ! Anyhow these are lovely and it is such a nice gesture xxx

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  65. beautiful little quilts, naming quilts is so hard for me
    I thought of remembering her garden
    have a great weekend

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  66. What about 'Everlasting Hope' as a name?
    I hope you get really close to your target number of comments

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  67. Didn't comment before cause I couldn't come up with a name! I agree on the cost of a BOM. The one I'm doing right now was supposed to be a $5 block type but will wind up being the most expensive quilt I've ever made!

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  68. Beautiful little quilts, I get to visit Quilt Festival this year so I will look for yours. How about
    "this buds for you" :)

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  69. I am not good at naming quilts but I am up for a good cause! Thanks for your generosity.

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  70. In that case, here I am. I love them both and have no names for you.

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  71. Thank you Lori!!
    Blooming for ever(y one)

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  72. Flower of Rembrance and Bloom of hope. Carol

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  73. He loves me!
    He loves me 2!

    Hope spring eternal was my first thought, but someone incredibly clever wrote it already!

    Kat

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  74. Memories of Love. =)

    Love the little quilts Lori!

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  75. Lovely quilts Lori! Thanks for doing this.

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  76. Thought of several names, but they have been used. So, using a real person's name for the flower.....
    I like....."Sweet Anne".

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  77. How about "forget me not"? You are just wonderful for doing this!

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  78. Make a donation on my behalf. It's a good cause. Wonderful block you are making for the cause.

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  79. I think you may reach your goal! I don't really have a name suggestion, but the flowers reminded me very much of the flowers in Alice in Wonderland where she's singing, "You can learn a lot of things from the flowers...." As I recall, the flowers had faces very much like that!

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  80. Love your little quilts! It's a great way to raise money - we make so many quilts anyway!

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  81. "Elva" for one and "Anna" for the other, two ladies from my family who went through this disease. What a lovely thing for you to do, Lori.

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  82. I am not too creative so I would simply call it "pink flower"

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  83. Love what you are doing. They are lovely quilts!

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  84. How about Growing into the light of hope.

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  85. Kedves Quilt.
    Elnevezés : ♥ A szeretet virága♥
    üdvözlet Marika Hungary:)

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  86. This stem's for you!

    One seed many flowers to bloom!

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  87. Lori, I love all your little quilts. I have no idea names, but I just did a Google search for the language of flowers and they have some great ideas. ie. A pink carnation means, " I will always remember you."

    Paula

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  88. Kathy,
    GREAT work, as always:)

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  89. I like the suggestion that someone had before "A Flower to Remember."

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  90. There's so many beautiful names!! You'll be tempted to make more quilts just so you can use them!

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  91. Linda C. from OhioOctober 3, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    "I Remember You"

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  92. What beautiful quilts. Since this is for a cause I would go with something like a Quilt for a Cause, or Matching for Memories, Remembering Flowers....Best wishes!

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