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Show 712 - The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Featuring: Ami Simms

Posts On: December 6, 2010


You won't want to miss this very special episode when quiltmaker Ami Simms visits The Quilt Show to share the touching story behind how she came to found the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and how you can join the battle against this life-altering disease by making and donating a 9" x 12" Priority Quilt. In addition, Ami demonstrates a quick-and-easy technique for making Fast-Finish Triangles, the perfect vehicle for hanging a little quilt, and how to "build" the Puppus Doggus pattern (Available as a PDF on the TQS website). Even the audience is part of the program, showing and sharing the stories behind the Priority Quilts they've brought to the set. Watch, learn, create...and make a difference!

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Ami Simms

From Chapter One:

Ami Simms tells the backstory of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative she founded in 2005.

From Chapter Two:

Ami teaches how to make a priority quilt and fun tips to keep in mind.

From Chapter Three:

Ami teaches fun techniques for creating your own Puppus Doggus. (Click Here for Pattern)

From Chapter Four:

Ami shares how her mom continued to create while battling Alzheimer's and how it affected her creativity. We also get more creative fun and insight with Ami.

After Set:

A montage of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt and a memorial to those featured in it.

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