Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Are these not the cutest Tutu sets!!
O.k.....So ya'll know this is correct!
Oh yeah I was digging on this one too :
And my favorite items...Trax and Tutu :)...Sensory pals for your favorite little one :)...These I am proud to say are an original design....
If you are interested in find our store then just check us out on Face Book ate Turtle Trax Too!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Soaring Sales for AAQI: All Because of YOU!
Every month Debbie Chenail (AAQI treasurer) and I sit down to update the Show Me The Money page on the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative website. We list every expense, we add up all the quilt sales and donations, and we calculate the profits so far this year. That number is then added to our cumulative total of how much the AAQI has raised for Alzheimer’s research. (Profits: All our profits fund research.)
Do you know of any other charity that posts that kind of information on its website? I didn’t think so. Don’t you wish they all did, so you can know how the money you give is spent?! (Sorry. I digress.)
Well, we just crunched the numbers and as of the end of July we have raised…
more than $747,000
…for Alzheimer’s research. Makes me think of an airplane, you know, a 747. I just had to tell you!
The AAQI’s “bread and butter” are Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts. You donate them; we sell them.
So how are we doing so far? Pretty good!
Below is a graph showing Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt sales by year, starting in 2008. So far this year we’ve raised about $56,000 through “priority” quilt sales, not counting the August auction. Last year in Houston we sold $62,000. Plus we have three more online auctions before the end of the year. (The November auction doesn’t count because that’s the Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction, and those aren’t technically Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts.)
If (and that’s a big “if”) we can do as well at Houston in 2012 as we did in 2011, and we have three auctions each bringing in $2,000 or more, we could generate $126,000 for the year in Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt sales alone.
So what’s the bottom line?
If you’re making a Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilt and have hopes for Houston, get it registered and in the mail by August 31st. That gives our volunteers 6 weeks to receive it, scan it, price it, tag it, and ship it from your house to Illinois, from Illinois to Michigan, and from Michigan to Texas.
Keep in mind that there are already 611 quilts in that particular pipeline, and the following volunteers probably won’t be able to take a stitch in their own quilts from now to mid-November:
Your quilt registrar and quilt page maker: Beth Hartford
Your quilt scanners: Diane Petersmarck, Donna Moscinski, and Eileen O’Regan
Your quilt pricers: Ruth Langdon and Ami Simms
Your quilt tag-makers: Martha Wolfersberger, Jen Hinwood, Susan Vore, and Niki Gottesman
And, of course, we thank YOU, our quilt makers and quilt buyers!
Thank you! And please share this blog!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
You can still place quilts in your shopping cart temporarily as you decide which ones you really, really, really want. Just know that putting them in there doesn't make it impossible for another shopper to buy them out from under you.
Once an order is placed, however, those quilts are off the market.
You’ll notice an error message telling you a particular quilt is “unavailable” should you desire a quilt someone else has already ordered. But, you can always email an AAQI volunteer just to be sure.
When quilts are processed, they will be marked as SOLD and the buy button will be removed. After a few days they will be removed from the web page and sorted into the Sold Quilts pages.
The exhibit will hang at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.
The AAQI is asking everyone who attends the AQS show to make sure they get stickered and to FaceBook a photo of their sticker.
"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.
These small quilts 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.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The barbecue cook off is for a neighboring city here...Watford City..Home of the Oil boom and the central location for Atigun, WH's company...Well he doesn't own it.He manages it..He just thinks he owns it :)...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
It was WONDERFUL....All though I am NOT in love with this little camper and was happy to tell WH we are NOT keeping it, it was sure nice having AC in 90+ weather and also being able to go with my peeps....No I would not have went had I been required to sleep in a tent...
Medora was wonderful and I cant wait to go back!
Even Bell had fun...
And being an old western town we HAD to take old western photo's....
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This one is sold already :)..What you cant see very well is the colors. Bright pink and Silver Hotfix rhinestones...This design has gone into the store and can be customized in any colors.
This one is still for sale in the store. It also is the bright pink Hotfix rhinestones...
Saturday, July 7, 2012
It was a WONDERFUL gift from WH as he surprised me with their tickets...I do love that man.
I just wish I could of had more time....
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A LOT of screaming!
Visiting with our favorite characters....
And of course Star Wars........ Between you and me I STILL dont get the whole Star Wars thing. But what the hey I like having fun with my peeps.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
But isnt it cute!