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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 (which will be 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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From Chapter One:

Ami Simms tells the back story of the Alzheimer´s Art Quilt Initiative she founded in 2005
http://www.alzquilts.org
Priority Quilts

From Chapter Two:

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

From Chapter Three:

Ami teaches fun techniques for creating your own Pup-us-dog-us
Sue Nickles
Charotte Warr Andersen

From Chapter Four:

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



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