Ami and Scooter

We have stopped for the night to see the world-famous Ami Simms, who, among other things, heads up the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (  They have just celebrated receiving their 10,000th quilt. Way to go, Ami!

We will be sleeping with 1000 of the little quilts tonight.  Here they are.


This is what 1000 Alzheimers Art Quilts look like!

Ami has been working hard on this amazing endeavour for a long time, and has raised a great deal of money that has helped fund research into finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Check out her website and help if you can.

Ami asked me to help fill an order for quilts that she received today.  It’s all very well organized, and I found the three quilts right away.

Found it!

We’ve spent a lovely evening with her and her dog Scooter. Scooter is a lovely (clean and soft) Golden Retriever who has his own Facebook page and he even takes over Ami’s blog on occasion. Scooter loves to have his ears scratched and he LOVES to play ball!

Scooter and Ami in the backyard.

He has a very entertaining party trick: he thinks he’s a lap god – er, dog!

It doesn't seem to matter what size of chair Ami sits in, Scooter thinks he can fit!

We have been playing ball all evening, and are all tuckered out now.  Tomorrow, we head for Indianapolis – our first time ever singing in Indiana!


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3 Responses to “Ami and Scooter”

  1. Small World – Big World « Through The Eyes Of A Quilter Says:

    […] It was only fitting that Cathy helped pull quilts for an order that came in yesterday afternoon.  Now that I think of it, I should have asked her to sing! Maybe not. She worked pretty hard for most of the evening playing fetch with Scooter who was unrelenting. (You can read more on Cathy’s blog.) […]

  2. Michele Bilyeu Says:

    Loved seeing the ‘behind the scenes’ photos of Ami and AAQI…especially the boxed up quilts and Scooter as a lap dog! You’ve added so much to the AAQI booth in Houston with your presence, as well as your singing wonderful to know that you and Ami are such good friends and keep in touch! Great fun getting this link to your blog, as well. Keep on singing!

  3. Dee Winter Says:

    Scooter said that company was coming and he needed to take a bath. Good to know that you had a good time and enjoyed Scooter’s attentions. He’s such an entertaining fellow. And yes, I’m a follower of his facebook page.

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