got involved with the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. Since 2007 Ami Simms and her relentless crew of volunteers have raised almost a million dollars for Alzheimer's research. Fellow guildster Eileen O'Regan and I have had the luxury in our personal lives to be able to volunteer 20 hours a week to this organization. It hasn't been easy. During this time Eileen's father died, and my Alzheimer's mother has gotten progressively worse. Many in our guild made small art quilts for AAQI to sell or auction. Here's the one I made, Joyful Noise.
Life's sadness is tempered with life's joys. There is richness in both.