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 (http://www.alzquilts.org/). 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.
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.
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!
He has a very entertaining party trick: he thinks he’s a lap god – er, dog!
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!