209 - Wouldn't Aunt Gene Be Proud

209 - Wouldn't Aunt Gene Be Proud
Trish Casey-Green
Colonial Heights, VA   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Scraps of fabric layered on a foundation, covered with Tulle, paper and other embellishments glued and sewn down; Blanket Stitch Binding.

Artist's Statement: When the FFAC challenge/call for art came up, I figured I would use it as a chance to practice my poor machine quilting skills, try to get myself out there, in my fledgling "art quilt" life. Learn to OBEY deadlines. I started to just work with some scraps, and as I did, I thought, wow, wouldn't Aunt Gene be proud of me for saving, using, not throwing away (ok, it's a whole 'nother story, but.) And I decided I would make something for the Alzheimer challenge too.

Gene and her sister Miriam, my great grandmother, were born in the early 1900's. Gene was an eccentric; I spent childhood days coloring in coloring books my mother colored in, using the same crayons! Nothing was wasted; when the house was cleaned out, we found 5 gallon jars full of buttons, zippers, and any other odd thing off any piece of clothing decrepit enough to have been turned into rags.

I remember there being tea bags hanging from the window out back, drying on a rope, to be doubled up and used again. Both Gene and Miriam suffered from Alzheimer’s. Aunt Gene would have been proud, if only she recognized me the last time I saw her.
Trish Casey-Green

Dedication: For Aunt Gene, Great Grandma, and Daddy Gus.

This quilt is displayed with a hanging ring.

This quilt earned $75.00 for Alzheimer's research.