Monday, July 9, 2012

AAQI Charity Donation and Gonk

Here's a picture of my charity quilt with a Gonk.  I thought they matched with their plaid character!

My Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) charity quilt has now been given a number, and is in their internet listing of quilts for sale at the website:

There are lots of beautiful quilts for sale there, all for a great cause.  This one is named "Homespun Triangles" and is #10405.  I see several quilts there that I want to buy.  They put a price of $40 on this one.

Do you know what a Gonk is?   Gonks are egg-shaped toys from the 1960's.

I visited my friend Dee recently, and her brother had brought his Gonk over to her for eye repairs.  Her older brother Harry, used to cruise around his neighborhood in the 60's with this Gonk strapped in the back seat of his ultra cool 1957 silver Chevy convertible!

Now he keeps his Gonk on his houseboat, where his children and grandchildren can enjoy him.  Anyone else have a Gonk about 50 years ago?

I'm posting this small quilt on the pieceful life blog with the other posts for Little Quilt Monday.  I like to see what other little projects people are working on there.

I'm in Michigan in the middle of a forest, so I have to go to the nearest town to get internet service, so please forgive me if I don't respond to your posts very quickly.  I am on vacation from internet service, and it is showing me how much I miss it.


Betty Lou said...

What a sweet little Homespun Triangle quilt. I don't remember Goonk, I should my children were all young then.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Great quilt and gonk! I not only remember them, but my mom bought the pattern and if I don't have it, it's back in Alaska where I will return again soon to help care for my mom. I should make her a gonk if I can find her pattern! Love that you are finding quilts to buy as well as donating your own. Way to go!

Joanieb said...

Never heard of a gonk, Judy. Very nice doll quilt, though. See you soon!

Jeanne said...

I have never had nor know a gonk. :-) Your AAQI is wonderful. I hope it brings in lots of money.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Ditto, I was behind the door again, no gonks here. On the other hand both my grandmothers used fresh mice for dolls. Times were tough!

Kyle said...

msufans, (in response to your comment on my blog.)

I actually spend 6-8 hours a week during the school year in the local middle and high schools reaching out to students in need and making myself available to students who need someone to talk to. In addition to that. I regularly find myself out looking for opportunity to help someone I need. Just recently I did find myself in a local neighborhood park picking up trash and cleaning up. I also moved myself to the other side of the world to help orphans in state institutions and those who had been sent out on their own at 16 to fend for themselves for a year.

Often when I can afford i will by the person behind me in line's lunch or groceries or any other act of kindness i can thin of throughout my week that might lift someones day.

It's not to say that I couldn't do more. There is always room for improvement. I strive to to as much as I can when I can. I have seen a few churches doing this well recently. A local church recently had "love week" where they did thousands of hours of community service to outreach to their community. However, the vast majority of churches today overlook this VERY important area of need.