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The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative holds monthly online auctions during the first 10 days of each month, hosted by BenefitBidding.com. Below are the August auction quilts. We are grateful to our auction hosts, Mary and Lloyd Cooper who donate their time and online auction site so that 100% of the money raised goes to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative! Thank you! All profits fund Alzheimer's research.

Thank you for your support,

Ami Simms

You're Making a Difference!

Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is classified as a tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All profits are used to fund research.

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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
October 2013 Online Auction!

  • Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Daylight Time.
  • Winners will be notified by email on October 11th with payment instructions
  • Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th.
  • Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only).
  • Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final.
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Quilt #3362 - The Unknown Spirit
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3362 - The Unknown Spirit

Laura A. Krasinski
Menomonee Falls, WI   USA

Width: 7.75"   Length: 10.75"

Materials/Techniques: Rusted Fabric, Painted Fabric and Hand dyed fabrics; Fused stitched and quilted.

Artist's Statement: I was sitting in the waiting area of a mental health facility reading my quilting magazine. Houston quilt show was about to begin and someone had mentioned a "stay at home challenge" for quilters unable to attend the show. We were to do a quilt for AAQI. Since I thought I had the time I decided," why not?".
Laura A. Krasinski

Dedication: As I was sitting there a man and his mother came in. She was there (I found out later) for her check up. She has Alzheimer’s. She had asked her son very timidly," how old am I? " He replied," 80 years old." She continued in disbelief on how the time has gone by so quickly. After she took a very short walk down memory lane she asked again, "how old am I?"... her son replied," 80." The woman was so sweet and it just seemed so sad to me. I'm naming my quilt THE UNKNOWN SPIRIT... for these unknown people who are dealing with this disease we call Alzheimer’s.

This quilt is displayed with a soda can pull-tab.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #3362 - The Unknown Spirit
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
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Quilt #3998 - Searching for Memories
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3998 - Searching for Memories

Marcia Middents
Tempe, AZ    USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 11"

Designer: Quilt: Marcia Middents Photo 1: "Beebe" courtesy of Ami Simms Photo 2: "Hands" courtesy of MS Office clipart photos Photo 3: "George and Kramer" courtesy of Rachel Edwards Photo 4: "Couple" courtesy of MS Office clipart photos

Materials/Techniques: Photographs and written piece transferred to fabric.

Artist's Statement: The first line of this piece just came to me one night and I thought about how, from the time we're born until we die, we rely on our senses to help us remember. For people with Alzheimer's that link fades away. They and their loved ones are left to hope and believe that the heart holds the memories the mind has forgotten.
Marcia Middents

Dedication: To the memory of Beebe Moss and George Ridder.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #3998 - Searching for Memories
 
Leading Bid   $80.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4046 - They All Drift Away
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4046 - They All Drift Away

Gale S. Davis
Katy, TX    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Batik; appliquéd and inked.

Artist's Statement: This is what I think you lose as the disease takes over.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4046 - They All Drift Away
 
Leading Bid   $45.00
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Quilt #4274 - Hope In Any Language
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4274 - Hope In Any Language

Kathy Kennedy-Dennis
Houston, TX   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Machine piecing; machine quilting; machine applique.

Artist's Statement: We sometimes think that Americans are the only ones who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. However, it is a world wide epidemic.
Kathy Kennedy-Dennis

Dedication: To researchers throughout the world who are dedicated to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4274 - Hope In Any Language
 
Leading Bid   $50.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4318 - Emergency Message
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4318 - Emergency Message

Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK    USA

Width: 8.375"   Length: 11.25"

Materials/Techniques: Made mostly of broadcloth, with cut and fused shapes to make the flags.

Artist's Statement: colorful International Signal Flags are used to transmit line of sight messages with each flag as a letter in the alphabet. Some times a single flag used alone, signifies a message, such as the red X (letter V) at the beginning of this message, which denotes that assistance is needed. The border, top, bottom, and sides, is the word Alzheimers. The message which, by the way, is inscribed on the back of the quilt, says: "Require assistance for a Cure - Send Money.
Audrey Arno

Dedication: I hope the message is received loud and clear to assist the victims of Alzheimer's and their families and will encourage someone to SEND MONEY for research.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4318 - Emergency Message
 
Leading Bid   $50.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4466 - Oh, Please Remember Me
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4466 - Oh, Please Remember Me

Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: The fabrics used in the pieced blocks aim to mimic various shades of purple mourning colors. The decrease in color contrasts indicates the eventual decrease in memory when Alzheimer’s begins. The design uses the Memory Block, a form of an album block which is often used in Friendship and Memory Quilts. Friends and family signed their names in the center of the blocks and the blocks were then put together. The phrase “remember us” is associated with these quilts.

Artist's Statement: Memory and remembrances are so important to our lives. When these attributes begin to fail, it is devastating to everyone concerned, not only the victim but family and friends. Alzheimer’s is a disease that destroys the victims’ memories, their ability to help themselves and eventually ends in their demise after years of struggles and torment. How many caregivers and loved ones have agonized over this decline and hoped for a sudden flash of memory letting them know their parent or spouse or other relative or friend, still knows and does remember them? How many have silently pleaded, Oh please remember me. . .? How many of the affected persons realize during the early stages of the disease that they will not later on remember their closest and most intimate family members? Alzheimer’s must be conquered. Many people are working toward a cure. Ultimately we all hope someone will find the key that will be the beginning of better understanding of the disease, development of effective treatment and medications, and preventive steps that will help end the reign of terror. Working toward that goal is paramount.
Audrey Arno

Dedication: To all those unknown souls who succumbed to Alzheimer’s without the love and affection of family and friends to help them, but who just fell into a pit without knowing or understanding what was happening to them. They, the ones who have no one to remember them, are whom the blank labels on this quilt represent and honor.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4466 - Oh, Please Remember Me
 
Leading Bid   $60.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #3314 - The Changing Face of Alzheimer's 2
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3314 - The Changing Face of Alzheimer's 2

Ann E. Ruthsdottir

Brunswick, ME   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 11.25"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, cotton thread, 100% cotton batt; photo transfer, fusing, machine quilting.

Artist's Statement: I'm experimenting to show the different ways Alzheimer's may affect a person. Number 2 is expressing how a person may find their mind divided into compartments which have difficulty communicating with each other.
Ann E. Ruthsdottir

This quilt has a plain back.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #3314 - The Changing Face of Alzheimer's 2
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #3355 - We Were a Pair
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3355 - We Were a Pair

Elaine K. Stone-Arthur
Alexandria, VA   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Rust dyed fabric by Lois Jarvis, Raw Edge Appliqué, Machine Quilted.

Artist's Statement: We were a pair my Mom and I. Now there is a shadow to remind me of the good times.
Elaine K. Stone-Arthur

Dedication: In memory of all of those affected by Alzheimer’s.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #3355 - We Were a Pair
 
Leading Bid   $70.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4525 - Unravelling
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4525 - Unravelling

Catherine Redford
Naperville IL    USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Fused fabric scraps with couched fiber spirals, fused butterfly with beads.

Artist's Statement: Memories of a life well lived and the hope of a glorious future make the bad days bearable.
Catherine Redford

Dedication: To honor Ginger's caregivers who help her through the bad days.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4525 - Unravelling
 
Leading Bid   $205.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4569 - The Lady in Blue
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Quilt #4569 - The Lady in Blue

Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 11.75"

Materials/Techniques: The border is pieced without foundations, while the central area contains drawn and colored cartoons (not the humorous kind) shaped in bubbles which are fused onto the backgrounds.

Artist's Statement: This is the tragic saga of the Lady in Blue who was an active, energetic and talented woman, interested in many things: travel, reading, music, exercise, shopping, being with her family and playing with the children among others. But gradually she began to have problems remembering things, tracking conversations and understanding the content of her reading material. Eventually her family took her to see a doctor and the answer was not good. She soon lost interest in so many areas, and this independent woman began to need help with her current affairs and planning for her future. She lost track of time, and spent much of day in front of the TV, not really understanding or caring about any of it. The children missed her love and companionship and were puzzled by her behavior. She began to wear strange and inappropriate clothing choices. She was frightened and angry at what was happening to her.

Then she began to wander off, away from the people who were helping her and had to be brought back for her own safety. The family and her friends gradually saw her as a ghost of her former self; the children were frightened, puzzled and sad, the adults were anxious, worried and angry at losing her to Alzheimer’s. They were encouraged to help her by taking her to an assisted living place where the caregivers were familiar with the effects of the disease and had the facilities to cope with them. She didn’t understand why she was there, away from her home, though she soon became accustomed to the environment.

But that didn’t stop the insistent worsening of the symptoms. The Lady in Blue was becoming helpless and totally dependent on her caregivers. But even with the diligent efforts of so many to find relief from Alzheimer’s so far there are no survivors of this menace. Her family mourned the end of the Lady in Blue hoping that money, time and science will soon find a way to keep others from the long siege of sadness they have had to endure.
Audrey Arno

Dedication: To the caregivers.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

 

Quilt #4569 - The Lady in Blue
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4618 - All Couped Up
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4618 - All Couped Up

Marcia Gilson
Philomath , OR    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 10.5"

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton; machine pieced, appliquéd and quilted.

Dedication: My mom loved chickens but this quilt symbolized how I believe she must feel where she is currently living and what her mind is putting her through.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4618 - All Couped Up
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4715 - Flowers for Helen
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4715 - Flowers for Helen

Katie Winter
Austin, TX    USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 11.5"

Materials/Techniques: Hand-dyed and commercial fabrics, fused, machine quilted.

Katie Winter

Dedication: To my husband's late mother, Helen Rubin Triplett. Helen, who suffered from Alzheimer’s, passed away many years before I met my husband. Helen raised a wonderful son, and through him her loving spirit lives on.

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Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4715 - Flowers for Helen
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4733 - Rockin' At The 'Rest' Home
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4733 - Rockin' At The 'Rest' Home

Judy Leathers
Pelham, AL    USA

Width: 8"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Machine Appliquéd and Quilted.

Artist's Statement: Caregivers rock. I'll never forget this RNA who delighted all of us when she led her patient in a dance. She gave a needed lift to him and to everyone there. It was one of the really sweet memories.
Judy Leathers

Dedication: To all the caregivers, who help patients and their families get through a very hard time.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4733 - Rockin' At The 'Rest' Home
 
Leading Bid   $70.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4776 - Hanging On - The Last Leaf
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4776 - Hanging On - The Last Leaf

Jean-sophie Wood
Dallas, TX    USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Machine pieced and machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: This piece was inspired by a tree in my backyard when I lived in Lansing, Michigan that tenaciously held onto it's last leaf through January, long after all the other leaves on all the other trees had fallen and been buried under the snow.
Jean-sophie Wood

Dedication: For Charlie, an Irishman who lived around the corner, on the same floor as me in a an apartment building on the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco. I experienced him first as a friendly neighbor who always said hello whenever and wherever our paths crossed and later as someone who reacted in fear and confusion whenever I said hello to him. I didn't know what was going on with Charlie until the building manager told me that some family members had come from Ireland to take him back and care for him because of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

This quilt has a plain back.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4776 - Hanging On - The Last Leaf
 
Leading Bid   $50.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4816 - Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
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4816 - Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Tammy Baldi
Phoenix, AZ    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Appliqué; free motion quilting, machine embroidery.

Artist's Statement: While reading the book “High Season” by Jon Loomis I came across the line “Now you see me, now you don’t” and this is what inspired the design of this little quilt.
Tammy Baldi

Dedication: This quilt was a birthday gift for my dear friend Mary. All she wanted for her birthday was that our group make an Alzheimer quilt to send in.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4816 - Now You See Me, Now You Don’t
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4832 - Hippo
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4832 - Hippo "Campus": A Vocabulary Lesson

Kathy Kennedy Dennis
Houston, TX    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Machine appliqué; machine quilting, shading and details with gel pen, dye sticks and crayon.

Artist's Statement: Have you ever gazed up on a starry night and had fond memories float into your consciousness? Your "hippocampus" has been functioning. It is the area of the brain that stores memories and one of the first areas affected by Alzheimer's disease. I hope that this quilt helps you remember the purpose of this area of the brain that is always mentioned in lectures on Alzheimer's disease.
Kathy Kennedy Dennis

Dedication: For Ami Simms and her vision.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4832 - Hippo "Campus": A Vocabulary Lesson
 
Leading Bid   $105.00
Time Left CLOSED
Quilt #4913 - The Penguin
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4913 - The Penguin

Vicki Craig
Abilene, TX    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Commercial cotton fabric, plastic vinyl, machine appliqued, with monofilament thread and cotton/polyester thread, pastel chalk pencil and Sharpie pen.

Artist's Statement: This portrait is of the talented actor Burgess Meredith in his role as the Penguin in the Batman television show. Mr. Meredith was a victim of Alzheimer's. Based on a photo from the show, I've included his purple top hat, cigarette holder, and monocle.
Vicki Craig

Dedication: To Mr. Meredith and the other talented people America has lost to this disease.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4913 - The Penguin
 
Leading Bid   $60.00
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Quilt #4920 - FEAR
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4920 - FEAR

Diane Petersmarck
Evanston,IL    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Background and binding are a unique hand dye from QuiltersStitchTogether.com. Stems are ribbon that was inkjet printed. Purchased flowers are watercolor painted. Flower centers are beads, as is the butterfly and the turtle and are both glued and sewn down. Background is free-motion quilted with the words “hope” “love” and “research” with variegated thread.

Artist's Statement: This is a quilt about fear, specifically about the fear a person feels when they realize their mind is not working right. When they can't think straight. When they can't remember the simplest things. My Dad has Lewy Body Disease, a variant of Alzheimer's tied to Parkinsonism. The symptoms are very much the same as any other dementia.

As my family struggled through the early stages of the disease with Dad it was sometimes hard to remember that the motivation behind all the paranoia, anger, frustration and irritability was plain and simple fear. Try to imagine the devastating horror a person must go through as they get the diagnosis, and then realize that they are no longer capable of handling day-to-day situations. Imagine you can no longer remember names, and later, no longer remember the relationships. Strangers all around you, trying to get you to eat, take pills, take a shower, put clothes on. The disease progresses and there are only flashes when you realize with terror that you have no idea what is going on. The natural reaction is to find somebody or something to blame it on. To find a reason, other than that you are losing yourself, for this craziness that is happening.

I feel physical pain in my heart when I think about how terrifying it must have been for Dad to feel himself slipping away and be powerless to stop it. I get sick to my stomach when I think about the hereditary links and realize that I or one of my siblings may face this fear someday.

These days my Dad is beyond the fear. His irritability now stems from not being able to reason through why somebody is asking him to do something. As sad as it is to see him looking at me with blank eyes, I am glad he is no longer afraid. And there are those wonderful moments when he looks at me with love in his eyes, no longer knowing who I am but knowing that he loves me. When he smiles or reaches out for a hug. As horrible a price as he has paid for this "peace", I am glad it is finally his.


Diane Petersmarck

Dedication: To my Daddy, who motivates all my work for the AAQI.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4920 - FEAR
 
Leading Bid   $95.00
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Quilt #4949 - I Think My Brain Is Leaking
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4949 - I Think My Brain Is Leaking

Marcia Strong Middents
Tempe, AZ    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Hand painted fabric and trim. The word “eek” is thread-written into the quilting surrounding the face.

Artist's Statement: I frequently feel that my mind is more like a steel sieve, than a steel trap. That frustration is the inspiration for this quilt that illustrates how I think a person in the early stages of Alzheimer’s must feel…perplexed, annoyed, frightened, and worried about “brain leakage”.
Marcia Strong Middents

Dedication: To those working on a solution to plug the leaks.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4949 - I Think My Brain Is Leaking
 
Leading Bid   $180.00
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Quilt #4955 - Withering
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4955 - Withering

Vickie Paullus
Cincinnati, OH    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, Photo printing on fabric, Texture Magic, machine quilting.

Artist's Statement: After seeing my father’s life wither away, I surely understand what happens to a person’s brain with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Vickie Paullus

Dedication: In honor of my wonderful mother, Nancy Nelson, who cared for my father and in memory of Al, her loyal husband of 58 years.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4955 - Withering
 
Leading Bid   $40.00
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Quilt #4972 - Will You Still Love Me
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4972 - Will You Still Love Me

Sonia M. Callahan
Piedmont, CA    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Photo Transfer, pencil sketching, machine quilting and raw edge applique.

Artist's Statement: I wrote this poem after listening to the Beatles’ "When I am Sixty- Four". My good friend died of ALZ and I think these are some of the ideas that went through her head as she was beginning to embrace her future. I was not satisfied with this design so I made a second quilt on this topic.
Sonia M. Callahan

Dedication: To Claire.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4972 - Will You Still Love Me
 
Leading Bid   $66.00
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Quilt #4979 - Overwhelming
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4979 - Overwhelming

Sonia M. Callahan
Piedmont, CA    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Photo transfer, hand dyes; Machine quilted and machine pieced.

Artist's Statement: This quilt's content is the result of asking a friend, who is a caregiver, for an image to depict in an Alzheimer's quilt. Her answer was "medications". Finding the middle road between having the patient be responsible and the caregiver being the supervisor can be a difficult place to find. Taking multiple medications can be overwhelming and offering assistance where the patient maintains self dignity and some responsibility is a care giver's challenge.
Sonia M. Callahan

Dedication: To Alzheimer's caregivers who find the middle road in care giving..

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4979 - Overwhelming
 
Opening Bid   $40.00
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Quilt #4994 - A Family's Storm
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4994 - A Family's Storm

Marlene Woodfield
LaPorte, IN    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, Tsukeniko inks, markers, hand and machine applique.

Artist's Statement: Storms have peaks of intensity that terrify and cause the victims to tremble in fear. They also offer periods of relative calm between the thunder bolts and lightening. But then, without warning, the next violent strike causes physical damage beyond repair. Alzheimer's disease is a storm in the life of patients and family members, causing pain and anguish to all, like a powerful "force of nature". Memories are lost, capability deteriorates, and control disappears. In this quilt, the portrait of a mother and daughter shows the physical resemblance that transcends this tragic illness. The daughter gently reassures her mother, "While you do not know my name, I am your daughter. I am with you through the storms of life." The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative unites artists across the nation to raise funds for research in the hope for a brighter day--when storms will end and a cure will be found.

Dedication: In memory of my mother, Ruth Ludders Brown, who always encouraged my art work.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #4994 - A Family's Storm
 
Leading Bid   $100.00
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Quilt #5034 - Fading Memories, Too
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5034 - Fading Memories, Too

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Using family photos, I created a montage for the background. I superimposed photos of my parents when they were young adults serving in the Navy in WWII, and when they were older and suffering from Alzheimer's.

Artist's Statement: My parents both suffered from Alzheimer's. This quilt portrays them as young adults when they each served in the Navy in World War II, and as older adults after Alzheimer's had started to rob them of their memories. The fabric in the quilt is made from photos taken over the course of their lives -- representing all the memories that faded as Alzheimer's progressed. The back of the quilt shows the photos which make up the montage.
Jean Cheszek

Dedication: For my parents, Charles and Marion Schroeder, for whom every stage of life was interesting, even Alzheimer’s.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #5034 - Fading Memories, Too
 
Leading Bid   $75.00
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Quilt #5051 - The Scarlet Letter
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5051 - The Scarlet Letter

Gay Young Ousley
Abilene, TX    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 11.5"

Materials/Techniques: Fusing, hand embroidery, Hand dyeing, machine quilting and machine embroidery.

Artist's Statement: For too long, dementia patients and their families tried to hide their disease and discomfort from their friends, neighbors, even their physicians. The stigma must end. Early detection and treatment are beneficial, allowing the quality of life to continue while the search for the cure goes on. Alzheimer's Disease is not shameful.
Gay Young Ousley

Dedication: My own mother was stricken with Alzheimer's Disease and fought hard to keep anyone from knowing she had a problem. Early treatment could have allowed her to enjoy her grandkids and great-grandchildren, to continue her active social life, and to practice her golf game. This is dedicated to caregivers--may they have the courage to seek treatment as soon as they sense there may be a problem.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #5051 - The Scarlet Letter
 
Leading Bid   $60.00
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Quilt #5054 - If this Tree Could Talk
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5054 - If this Tree Could Talk

Beth Schillig
Columbus, OH    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: batik fabrics & fused raw edge applique.

Artist's Statement: This old skeleton of a tree reminds me of a late-stage Alzheimer's patient. But if only they could talk! You would hear wonderful stories of a life filled with love, laughter, family and friends.
Beth Schillig

Dedication: In loving memory of my late mother; Miriam Michel Schillig. She had a wonderful life and family, but Alzheimer’s stripped it away from her.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #5054 - If this Tree Could Talk
 
Leading Bid   $65.00
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Quilt #5064 - The Story of Iris
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5064 - The Story of Iris

Judy Leathers
Pelham, AL    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Thread sketch of Iris is done on sheer fabric and fused to the background. Photo transfer and cotton fabric are appliquéd and quilted by machine.

Artist's Statement: Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was a famous British writer and I always watched for her novels. Why they stopped coming was mystery to me. I wondered why she wasn't writing. I found the answer when I saw the movie "Iris" (2001) The movie was based on her husband John Bayley's memories of their lives as she developed Alzheimer's. (A picture of the couple is shown in the quilt.) The movie was a devastating account of the decline of a wonderful, intelligent and witty woman. What still haunts me is the terror Iris felt and the look in her eyes. That is what I hoped to capture in my quilt. Today there are dementia centers in Ireland and England in her name.
Judy Leathers

Dedication: For everyone helping to fight this disease in any way possible.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to AlzQuilts@aol.com. Email bidding questions to Auction@BenefitBidding.com. Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

Quilt #5064 - The Story of Iris
 
Leading Bid   $50.00
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