Tuesday, October 23, 2012

One Week Left for "Changing the World" Exhibit

"Wine Country" by Sharon Morton, North Olmsted, Ohio
Hard to believe nearly two months have blown by since I installed the "Changing the World" exhibit of quilts from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative at Anne Amie Vineyards in Carlton, Oregon. There's just a week remaining if you're passing through and want to see the quilts. For those who can't make it, there is a catalog available in print and as an eBook.

All 15 quilts in the exhibit are included in the catalog, along with an introduction to the collection. I hope this exhibit and catalog are the first of many. At this point, I have almost enough new AAQI quilts to do another exhibit of the same size. Eventually, it will be a large exhibit. As long as AAQI is selling and auctioning quilts, I'll be buying them.

I will always encourage friends who make quilts to contribute to AAQI. Recently, I bought a quilt made by Barbara Sanders, who is a fellow member of the Northwest Quilters here in Portland. Barbara was at the Retreat in Sisters with her husband, Larry. Here's her wonderful quilt.

"Columbia Gorge at Sunset" by Barbara Sanders
She must've been there the day Lisa Ellis talked about AAQI. During Show and Tell, I shared my little collection and encouraged everyone to make quilts, because I wanted to collect their work. "You make 'em, and I'll buy 'em!" How else would I be able to collect the work of so many people whose quilts I admire?

Anne Amie Vineyards is located in Carlton, Oregon, in the rolling hills of Yamhill County, where there are many fine vineyards. The wines at Anne Amie are outstanding, so I hope anyone within driving distance will take a drive over, try some wines, enjoy the quilts, and maybe bring a couple bottles home. My mom and I happen to love their Pinot Gris. For information and hours, please visit the Anne Amie website- click here.


  1. I will be there this weekend! Just in time!

  2. Love that you are buying more quilts and creating more exhibits. So proud to have one in this one..top right....and to know you loved my title!

    Love the little book, it is a treasure! I am creating more quilts each month but most of them are currently heading to Houston..so cool to have that happen each year! Are you going? Two thousand on display to choose from...Row S :)