Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

Posts Tagged ‘AAQI’

Bid on a Quilt!

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Posted 9/3/11


I realized I haven’t posted about the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative in a while, so here’s a quick reminder about a fantastic organization! Right now, quilts are up for auction right here. You can bid right from the comfort of your own home and all of the proceeds go to Alzheimer’s research.

This month, the awesome quilt shown above by the talented Kathy Kennedy-Dennis is being auctioned, and as a bonus, it has my signature on it. :)   The names of 59 quilting luminaries are featured in the center block. Last year at the festival, Kathy carefully collected our autographs. She is wonderful, a talented quilter, and a tireless volunteer to boot!

Every month, I get to assist with some AAQI auction preparations, and it’s hard not to fall in love with a quilt while I am uploading and editing things. This month, I love this quilt featuring a whimsical dragonfly by Didi Salvatierra. I think it’s the eyes. Too cool.


If you’re a quilter, the AAQI is still hoarding quilts to sell at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX in November. So, use your Labor Day holiday and make a few Priority: Alzheimer’s quilts to send their way. Check out the guidelines here. I just send a batch before school started, and here is a preview of one of my favorites, Love Skulls. Look for it to be sold or auctioned soon! It is Quilt #7924 if you want to search the AAQI site for it’s status.


Free Fabric Postcard Patterns

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Posted 4/14/08



All of the Killer Bee Designs Free Fabric Postcard Patterns are now listed on one page on my website. You can find and download them here. If you are new to making fabric postcards, please read the General Fabric Postcard Instructions first.

Please feel free to use them for your own use or for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. You can make a difference by making a small quilt or fabric postcard and donating it to the AAQI for the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts project.

I have pledged to donate enough quilts to AAQI to bring in $1000 for the cause. Thanks to generous donors who have purchased my quilts, I have helped raise $605 to date. Here is a link to the page of the quilts I have donated: Naomi’s $1000 promise page.

Some of my quilts are for sale right NOW as part of the Mother’s Day Fabric Postcard Sale. Mine are #1062, 2090, and 2091.

However, even cooler is that my sister and tiny nieces and nephews made some fabric postcards, which are also for sale! Theirs are #2140-2145. Check out the press release here.


Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative – March Quilt Auctions

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Posted 3/1/08


One of the little quilts I have donated to Ami Simms as part of the AAQI Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts fundraiser is up for auction this month.  This is #2089, Leafy Green.  You can see all 29 quilts up for auction this month here. All money used to purchase quilts is used for Alzheimer’s research. Bid for a cause!

Width: 8.75″   Length: 9.75″
Materials/Techniques: Cotton solid and print; hand stamped, machine quilted, zigzagged edges.
Artist’s Statement: I used leaf and bubble wrap stamps to create this whole cloth quilt.

Alliance for American Quilts Quilter’s S.O.S. Interview

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Posted 2/24/08

Karen Musgrave, a fellow artist from the Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece exhibit, has been kind enough to interview me for the Alliance for American Quilts Quilter’s S.O.S. – Save Our Stories archives. She is a volunteer for this amazing project that helps document our quilting heritage. As I went through this interview process, I realized how interesting it will be for me to look back in a few years on this snapshot of my ideas and process at this point in my progression as a textile artist. Pretty cool if you ask me. Thanks, Karen, you are amazing!

You can read the interview and see a photo of my quilt, Lost Moments, here.