Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quilters Finance Alzheimer’s Research!

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the University of Pittsburgh for a study led by Dr. Nicholas Fitz. Read more here.

This award was made possible by a donation of $25,386 to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative by Island Batik, Inc.

Dr Fitz is the owner of Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt #4658 (Day Turns Into Night) made by Ida Hansen of Odem, TX.

When he thanked the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative for funding his current research he wrote, “I am very grateful for the tireless time and efforts provided by all of the quilt makers and volunteers of your organization. As an owner of one of the donated quilts I truly understand all of the time and care needed to complete one of these small works of art. I have my quilt hanging in our laboratory and every time I look at it I am reminded of all the patients, family members, and friends that are affected by this disease.”

Every quilt counts in the fight against Alzheimer’s.