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"Heartbreak to Hope" Hampton, VA
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" continues its five-year journey across the United States with a stop at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXII, February 23-26, 2012.
The exhibit will hang at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (Greater Chesapeake Bay / Williamsburg Area).
Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm Thursday - Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" is an exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's sponsored by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI). Fifty-four small format art quilts (9" x 12") illustrate the disease from a variety of perspectives. They hang among 182 "Name Quilts," each 6 inches wide and 7 feet tall, which carry the names of more than 10,000 individuals who have/had Alzheimer's or a related dementia. The names of loved ones, written on fabric patches by family members and friends, honor the 5.4 million Americans in the United States struggling with Alzheimer's disease.
"Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" Click here to learn more about this extraordinary exhibit and how you can bring it to your community.
"Alzheimer's has affected too many people in my life. I make quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative because it is a way I am able to help make a difference using social security retirement benefits my art. This program has helped to raise money for real research that is making an impact on finding help from this horrible disease. I will continue to make quilts for this initiative until I am no longer able to thread a needle.~~Miki
Each of the 52 quilts in the "Alzheimer's: Forgetting Piece by Piece" exhibit are featured on this amazing CD. Click through each image, at your own pace, on your computer, as you listen to the voices of the artists tell about each quilt.
All profit from the sale of this CD funds Alzheimer's research. (Tissue sold separately.)