Friday, August 15, 2008

1976 Bicentennial Quilt - Shelton CT

Shelton, CT Bicentennial Quilt - 1976
This quilt was on view at the Plumb Library in Shelton, CT back in April 2006. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity of seeing it again when it was on display. The last time I saw this quilt up close was over 30 years ago (1976) when it was first made.

The Plumb Library website link below will take you to the quilt and the individual blocks. Each block includes information about the maker and what the block represents. If you click on the pictures you will see an enlarged version of each block.

As I mentioned in my original posting, Quilting: The Fabric Of My Life - July 2006, this quilt made a lasting impression on me.

Copy and paste the link below into your browser. It will take you to the Plumb Library site. Permission to use the above photo has been graciously granted by the Plumb Library.

http://www.plumblibrary.org/aboutquilt.htm

Alzheimer's Quilt

Auction quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
I have just finished making a small donation quilt for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) founded by Ami Simms. Rules for making a donation quilt can be found on her web site. The address is:
http://www.alzquilts.org/index.html

Just click on the link on the left side for Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts to see the rules for submission of quilts.

The information about my quilt #2755 is listed on the link below and a picture of my quilt should be posted any day now. The link for quilts waiting for assignment is:
http://www.alzquilts.org/quwaas.html

Quilts are auctioned off monthly.  You can donate a quilt and bid on a quilt for sale to help support this worthy cause.  The latest auction of quilts is found on this link:  http://www.alzquilts.org/loatallqu.html

Update 10/30/08: I recently learned that my quilt was purchased and that it earned $49.70 for AAQI.  Not bad for a tiny quilt that's only 8.5" x 11" in size.