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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 07, 2012

AAQI Milestone

On Friday, April 6th the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative processed its 10,000th Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt registration!

“Shhhh….” was made by Kristin Shields from Bend, Oregon and features a sleeping butterfly. It is dedicated “to the caregivers who might need a little rest.”

Kristin’s quilt measures 8.5″ x 8.5″ and was made with linen, cotton, and silk fabrics. It is machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand embroidered, and hand quilted.

Her original design was inspired by a class she took with Jude Hill.

Kristin has made 16 quilts for her $1,000 Promise, raising more than $800 for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. She is also a member of the AAQI’s Quilt-A-Month Club having made or purchased at least one quilt every month for the past 14 months in a row.

Kristen said, “I make quilts for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative because I like the work they to do raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. I also love to try out techniques in this small format, in fact my work is getting smaller all the time!”

She continued,”It’s pretty amazing to know that this is the 10,000th quilt for the AAQI. I’m really honored and pleased to have this little quilt get some recognition for all the work that AAQI does.”

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is thrilled to have reached this milestone and congratulates Kristin and every quilter who support our efforts. The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative has raised more than $713,000 for Alzheimer’s research, much of this money through the sale of quilts like Kristin’s.

Quilts are offered in monthly online auctions, sold outright on our website, and sold at International Quilt Festival in Houston.

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1 comment:

Diane said...

Hi Laura! Can you believe that we've already topped 11,000 now!?! I have given up trying to keep up and just keep plugging along at my scanner, amazed daily at the quilts that come across my desk!