AAQI Stanley Cup Quilt-Off

Hey, check out the announcement below!  Isn’t it wonderful what quilters can do?

Hollis Chatelain Gets Hat Trick — AAQI Gets $17,327.26

Hollis Chatelain earned a “hat trick” and the coveted MVP award for “Hollow,” a 16″ x 16″ thread-painted, machine quilted image of a woman’s face.  Chatelain’ss quilt raised $2,570 for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) in the “Stanley Cup Quilt-Off” online auction which ended November 10th. This is the third year in a row her quilt earned top dollar in the charity auction.

Twelve quilters in two teams competed for bragging rights, the highest selling quilt earning its maker the MVP award in this spirited competition between The Feed Dogs (Alex Anderson, Hollis Chatelain, John Flynn, Becky Goldsmith, Renae Haddadin, and Sue Nickels) and The Rotary Blades (Caryl Bryer Fallert, Pat Holly, Libby Lehman, Judy Mathieson, Mary Sorensen, and Ricky Tims.

The annual celebrity quilt auction was the most successful online auction in AAQI history raising $14,025 for the nonprofit. A Viewer’s Choice component to the “Stanley Cup Quilt-Off” was also offered at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and online. Each $1 donation to the AAQI was counted as one vote, raising an additional $2,277.26 overall. Profits from sales of earrings made with images of each of the 12 auction quilts, brought in $1,025 for a grand total of $17,327.26.

2012 Challenge

Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times and Vicki Welsch of Field Trips in Fiber are hosting a 2012 Color Challenge that sounds interesting. 

To spark creativity, the challenge is to use the color palletes Vicki creates from photos as inspiration for a project you complete that month.  If you haven’t seen Vicki’s color palettes, you really must browse through her blog posts and see how great they are.  Check out Judy’s challenge post for all the details.  I’m contemplating participation in this challenge and creating AAQI Priority quilts.  They are small enough to finish in one month and I’ve felt the need to do more for this wonderful grassroots project for funding research.