AAQI Donation Quilt — Let’s Go

Two years ago I made a quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI).  This is my second quilt for them.

It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The center “heart” fabric is from a silk tie who’s theme was in the guise of “Where’s Waldo?” but involved Santa.  The confusion and fun inspired me to make this small quilt I call “Let’s Go.”  Let’s go on a trip and make some memories.

I cut out the road signs and the red car from some Route 66 fabric had I used for a previous quilt.

Here is Santa in the middle of the zoo.

The quilt is 9 in X 11.5 in.  I used the fast triangles method for hanging.

I have registered and mailed the quilt.  It is not up for sale or auction on the site yet, but will be in the future as quilt #7034.

It’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, Spring 2011, so click the button below and go see what other quilting bloggers have been making and add a quilt of your own.

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plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress
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43 Responses to AAQI Donation Quilt — Let’s Go

  1. Anne says:

    What a great use of a tie! I’m curious is the black around the heart piping or satin stitching? It looks great.

  2. Karen says:

    This is great. There is so much detail in this small quilt. Love the use of the tie in the centre. Good luck with the auction!

  3. What a wonderful little quilt to add to the AAQI. So cute and quirky!

  4. Karen says:

    What a cute idea! I have never made a small quilt, I tend to work myself to death on king size ones.

  5. eileen says:

    great quilt! that tie material is fantastic and love how you’ve added the route 66 things. thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  6. Marian Moody says:

    What a shock to find out that this is such a tiny quilt! All the tiny detail work makes it appear larger in the photos. Having been a caregiver for a relative with Alzhimers, I appreciate your donation to the cause. I enjoyed viewing your work.

  7. Chris says:

    How fun. It conjures up all kinds of good travel memories 🙂

  8. Janet says:

    Hilarious! (I hope that was your intention). I want to make an AAQI quilt this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. Sara says:

    FUN,FUN FUN!!! Creative work,thanks for sharing!

  10. Dewberry Lane says:

    What a fun quilt!! How kind of you to donate this to charity, I am sure it was hard to part with, but made easier since it’s for such a good cause.


  11. I’ve always wanted to do a quilt for the Alzheimer’s Association. Thanks for inspiring me to get on it!

  12. Penny G says:

    The confusion fabric is a great representation of the loss of awareness my mom had. Your quilt is so cute and a good representation.

  13. roz says:

    What a cute quilt. I used to live right by the old route 66. And thanks for supporting such a good cause!

  14. Allie says:

    I love this so much – and I love the story behind it – how good of you to donate to such a great cause!

  15. Linda says:

    What a neat quilt and I love the easy hanger on it!! Great job!

  16. kelley says:

    Wow! You did a great job! Way to do something for a good cause.

  17. Manda says:

    What a fun quilt!

  18. Kit says:

    What a fun quilt for a great cause!

  19. Teresa says:

    Wow! very cool! I had no idea about the fast triangles method! Thanks!!!

  20. Becky says:

    It’s a great quilt and for such a good cause!

  21. Cecily says:

    Oh, how cool! I love all the detail – this quilt is awesome!

  22. Pat says:

    Wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause. I just love it and good old route 66–brings back memories of many road trips on that!

  23. Hollie says:

    Love that “where’s Santa”!

  24. What an interesting quilt for such a deserving cause/organization. Thanks for sharing your donation. Kudos.
    Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

  25. Audrey says:

    It is really cute! I love the detail of Santa in the zoo.:)

  26. Sue says:

    darling quilt. You are so thoughtful to spend so much time helping out this organization.

  27. Mary says:

    What a clever design! Very colorful and interesting to look at. I hope it makes a lot of money in the auction.

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