It’s all going really well this time at Houston. We’re seeing lots and lots of people who have the CDs already and listen to them often. Some people walking by and just saying “Hi Cathy” (as if I know who they are!!!!), and lots of others who are stopping by to chat. There are lots of hugs going around!
Okay – enough about the booth. At 1pm I wandered over to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative booth to volunteer as a “Vanna” for an hour. I’ve done this many times before; when someone buys a small quilt in aid of Alzheimer’s research, I compose a song on the spot for them and sing the quilt off into the world. Some of these songs are okay, some are better than okay, and sometimes people weep. This is the last year that Ami Simms will be doing this auction/sale and she has LOTS of quilts! When I got there, there were lots of people milling around, and a tangible sense of excitement.
It was an extra special moment because at the beginning of the day they only had just over $1,000 to go before they reached ONE MILLION DOLLARS raised for Alzheimers!!! They reached that figure about a half hour before I arrived, and they were PUMPED! Ami Simms, her assistant Debbie and many, many volunteers made this possible. It is an amazing achievement – driven by Ami’s love and drive and enthusiasm and compassion. I’m so happy I have been able to contribute in a small way in this.
On my way back to the booth, I passed a group of people listening to a guided tour of one of the exhibits. I was very surprised to see the Most Famous Kaffe Fassett with a microphone in his hand! This picture is for my friend Wenche, who is a huge fan – Wenche, do you want me to pick up some more of his fabric for you here? I’ve found a couple of vendors who have lots of it!
Going to bed, tired but happy.