alzheimer's art quilt initiative

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is one my favorite charities to support. The money they raise by selling mini quilts made by volunteers goes toward Alzheimer's research---a cause near and dear to my heart. I received my first AAQI quilt for Christmas two years ago---a beautiful hand-quilted piece by Yumi Tsuruta, titled "Japanese Goldfish."

Since then, I've been wanting to do more for the group, including donate a quilt and collect a few more to start my own collection. So when I heard that 2013 would be the group's last year of fundraising, I knew it was time to take action. I immediately purchased a quilt that's been on my wish list for a while: a wonky log cabin mini quilt titled "Cotton Candy and Apricot" by Michele Lancaster.

I'm hoping to add more quilts to my mini collection throughout the year, as well as make one to donate (perhaps from hand-printed fabric?).