Alzheimer’s Quilts on Display in Augusta 

“Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece,” the 52-quilt exhibit about Alzheimer’s disease, will be on display July 23-26 at Maine Quilts at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta. This exhibit will be hosted by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. at their 32nd annual quilt show. The work of 52 quilt artists from 30 states, plus one artist from New Zealand is represented in the exhibit. The artists, many internationally renowned, offer poignant interpretations of the Alzheimer’s experience in fiber. Themes include imaginings of an existence stripped of memory and learning: gritty illustrations of the anger, frustration and stress of care-giving: beautiful tributes to loved ones taken by Alzheimer’s: and the anticipation of a future cure. Each artist statement is paired with a fact about Alzheimer’s. This exhibit has been seen by more than 200,000 people across the country. For more on the “Alzheimer’s Art Initiative” and more information about the book, “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece” which highlights each quilt and artist visit addition to “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece,” there will be more than 500 quilts on exhibit: these include antique, contemporary and judged quilts ranging from 12” wall hangings to king-sized bed quilts. There will be daily lectures, free demonstrations, quilt appraisals, workshops and a silent auction of quilted items. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter. Admission to the Maine Quilt Show is $8. Show hours: Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children 12 and under are free with paying adult.