Friday, August 31, 2012
Celebration---100th AAQI Quilt
Polar Bear Wishes is my 100th AAQI quilt donation. I would have never believed when I made my first quilt which was #651, that AAQI is now registering quilts with numbers over 11,700 or that I would have made a hundred quilts and earned over $2,700.00. I've worked on these quilts over the years in memory of my mother, Helen Hoevel. She lost her battle with Alzheimer's in 1995. During her lifetime she enjoyed sewing and making beautiful applique quilts. She passed on to me the love of sewing and quilt making and I can’t think of a better way to work toward the cure than using the craft my mother so enjoyed.
When I was getting close to this 100th quilt---I was trying to decide which of my little quilts would be appropriate for this honor. I choose Polar Bear Wishes because I know that the Polar Bear is wishing for a cure. The quilt measures 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and is hand quilted. Wishing everyone a great weekend and Happy Quilting!