Remembering Alzheimer’s.

On this day in 1930, Sandra Day O’Connor was born in El Paso. She was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. In 2009 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. Her husband John Jay O’Connor suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for nearly 20 years until his death, and Justice O’Connor has devoted herself to raising awareness of the disease.

Didi Salvatierra of Abingdon, Maryland made this 16” x 16” wall quilt, titled “Salute to Ami’s Army” for the 2011 Quilt Alliance contest “Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion.” Salvatierra wrote in her artist’s statement: “I honor the work of Ami Simms, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative and her corps of volunteers. This national, grassroots charity is dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for Alzheimer’s Disease through art.”

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to find out! Read more about its history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view or click the “See full record” link to see a larger image and all the data entered about that quilt.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Day_O%27Connor


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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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