The AAQI Stanley Cup Quilt Off is stirring excitement with its 'booster club' promos!
See the celebrity quilts and check out the fabulous quilters and please do start making your $1 donations into the 'Stanley Cup' of your favorites and let's see who the crowd pleasing quilt ends up being this year!
Even thought the official auction for this celebrity event is not until November...start your rootin' and tootin' and order your earrings now!!!
Official Press Release from AAQI:
(Burton, MI)-- August 30, 2011-- From November 1 to 10, twelve celebrity quilters will strap on their skates and go head-to-head in an online quilt auction benefiting the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). To the winners go the spoils: bragging rights for the team and the individual who raise the most money for the AAQI.
Skating for the "Feed Dogs" are:
Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, Becky Goldsmith, John Flynn, Renae Haddadin, and Sue Nickels.
On the roster for the "Rotary Blades" are :
Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.
For the past three years, an elite group of quilters have been raising money for the AAQI each November to commemorate National Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The group has grown from four (2009 World Quilt Federation Smackdown) to eight (2011 World Series Quilt Challenge), and now to twelve (2011 Stanley Cup Quilt-Off).
The sports parodies are suggested each year by John Flynn, as a way to encourage "trash talking" between the competitors. This year's salute to hockey includes photographs of each quilter with hockey helmet and missing teeth PhotoShopped onto bodies of famous hockey players. (Apologies to the NHL.)
The twelve quilts will be on display from November 2-6 at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas.
Everyone can root for his or her favorite quilt(s) online with a $1.00 donation to the AAQI. "Roots" (donations) have nothing to do with the outcome of the auction, but are a way to influence the money earned by each quilter, and, of course, support the AAQI's mission of raising awareness and funding research. Donations (roots) can be made at http://www.alzquilts.org/root.
Additionally, Stanley Cup Quilt-Off commemorative earrings as well as apparel and accessories are available until October 15.
Founder and Executive Director
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
1200 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative holds monthly online auctions during the first 10 days of each month. Our auctions are hosted by BenefitBidding.com
Sneak Preview of November Quilts! Gives every one time to get excited and plan their bidding strategies ;) And check out the commemorative earrings...last photo. They come in all of the quilt prints and are available during this time period only!!!
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Michele Bilyeu of With Heart and Hands quilts for AAQI and runs the AAQI Liberated Challenge..won't you join in all of our fun...donate or buy a quilt, today!