I am a bona fide member of the American Quilt League! I am joined by 3 team members: John Flynn, Hollis Chatelain, and Sue Nickels. Last year the four of us each made a miniature quilt that was auctioned off and the proceeds all went to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. This year there are eight quilters on two teams and all eight of us are competing in the World Series Quilt Challenge.
Sue, Hollis, John and I each got to invite a person to be on the 'opposing' team. I am happy to tell you that Judy Mathieson (my invitee), Caryl Bryer Fallert, Mary Sorenson, and Ricky Tims have joined in the fun. You can read more in the official press release here.
Some of us (but not me) have already started their competition quilt. All eight quilts will hang in the AAQI booth in Houston this fall. All eight will be auctioned off. One of these quilts could be yours so start saving your pennies/dollars now!
You can root for any one of us before the quilts are even made! Click here to go to the World Series Quilt Challenge page and click ROOT for details. Help the American Quilt League bring home the championship – and that would be raising the most money in this fight to find a cure for Alzheimers.
I am going to start work my quilt when I get home from teaching in North Carolina. I
will post about it to keep you informed.