I admire the work of the The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI), so when Ami Simms, the Founder & Executive Director of AAQI, asked bloggers to get the word out on some latest happenings with the organization, I jumped on it. Read on!
1. AAQI Starts Hoarding Quilts For Houston
The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative hopes to bring 2,000 quilts to sell in its booth at IQF Houston. (Exhibit area, number and row as yet unknown.) They’ve already started moving quilts from the Quilts For Sale page (http://www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale.html) over to the Hoarding For Houston page (http://www.alzquilts.org/houston2012.html) They will continue to move quilts, starting with the lower numbers first. So if you’re not going to Houston, it’s time to shop now!
And, if you’ve got a quilt in the works: GER ‘ER DONE!
We are working really hard to shorten the time it takes to get your quilt from registration to sale.
2. AAQI Gets Inventory System Up and Running
The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative continues to make improvements on its web page. They now have an inventory system on their Quilts For Sale page (http://www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale.html)
Gone are the SALE PENDING notifications on the Quilts For Sale page. Instead, the web page just won’t let you put the quilt in your basket if somebody ordered it before you did.
You can still place quilts in your shopping cart temporarily as you decide which ones you really, really, really want. Just know that putting them in there doesn’t make it impossible for another shopper to buy them out from under you.
Once an order is placed, however, those quilts are off the market.
You’ll notice an error message telling you a particular quilt is “unavailable” should you desire a quilt someone else has already ordered. But, you can always email an AAQI volunteer just to be sure.
When quilts are processed, they will be marked as SOLD and the buy button will be removed. After a few days they will be removed from the web page and sorted into the Sold Quilts pages.
Visit The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) website to get all the latest news and learn about upcoming events.
By Scarlett Burroughs