September 29, 2012

Not Much Quilting But A Lot of Music

If you want to see a fantastic concert, go see Brad Paisley in his new Virtual Reality Tour.  We went on Thursday and it was truly one of the best concerts I have ever been to (and I'm a Jimmy Buffett fan).   There was even a "surprise visit" by Carrie Underwood, but since the name of the tour is "Virtual Reality" you soon realize Carrie is virtual as well.  But boy, did it fool us!

On a quilting note, there's some news from Ami Simms on the Alzheimer's Art Quit Initiative that I would like to share:

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has received it's 12,000th donated quilt. It's a beautiful quilt by award-winning quilter and teacher Charlotte Warr Andersen and it will be included in our October online quilt auction (October 1-10). 
See all the auction quilts here
See the press release about the 12,000th quilt (with pictures for you to use) at
2. August 2012 was the most successful month in AAQI history for selling Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts online. (   The AAQI sold 248 quilts bringing in $13,469. The average price per quilt (and this includes the monthly online quilt auctions) was $54.31. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has raised more than $763,000 for research since it began in January 2006. The AAQI prides itself on transparency with an online explanation of every dollar earned and spent. See the "Show Me The Money" page at
3. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the quilting community, the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative will be bringing MORE than 2,000 quilts to sell at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX (Oct 31-Nov 4). With a month to go (before the shipping deadline) more than 1,600 quilts have already been tagged and bagged and are waiting to be shipped. In  2011 the AAQI offered approximately 1,200 quilts for sale.
4. The AAQI will be putting out a call for helpers to staff the booth at IQF Houston. Please follow the AAQIUpdate blog ( for announcements and sign-ups. Follow the AAQI on FaceBook at

Did you notice #3?  2,000 quilts are going to Houston!  That's awesome!

Today is errand and lawn mowing day.  We have a home game against the Bengals tomorrow so not much will get done before we head to the game.  

Have a great weekend everyone!


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