Saturday, March 27, 2010

Forgetting Piece by Piece

This quilt is for my father, who died with Alzheimer's disease when my daughter was 4.
Trying to Remember, 2005

It is part of the exhibit, Forgetting Piece by Piece, has toured the country for almost 4 years. It arrives at the RiverWoods in Exeter, NH April 17, 18, and 19, and then travels to its final venue, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

The exhibit is part of the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative, which has so far raised almost $400,000 for Alzheimer's research. On-line, she has auctioned off over 4000 pieces, all donated by quilters. That's a lot of stitches, a lot of time, a lot of love.

If you are in the New England area and haven't seen this show yet, go before it closes this fall.

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