240 - Where's Elizabeth?

240 - Where's Elizabeth?
Laura Stone Roberts
Lafayette, CO    USA

Width: 8.25"   Length: 10.5"

Designer: Designer: Laura Stone Roberts, Contributing Editor with McCall's Quilt Magazine. Central image from a painting by Lynn Brown. (Used with written permission.)

Materials/Techniques: Crazy quilt with brocades, silks, cottons, and photo transfer sheet. Machine embellished with silk, rayon, cotton, and polyester threads.

Artist's Statement: My mother, Elizabeth Fisher Burns Stone, has had dementia for many, many years. The woman in the center of this quilt looks just like my mother did as a young woman. I considered making this quilt and then stitching a web over it to symbolize the dementia, but then I decided to leave the colors unsullied and the silks in plain view. Why? Because I know that while my mom's body is trapped, her soul is dancing and loving, smelling the flowers and feeling the warmth of the sun. I celebrate the beauty of my mother's soul and her heart of boundless love. I miss her very much.

Dedication: To Mom, and to Dad, who cared for her so beautifully, for so long.

This quilt has a plain back.

This quilt earned $155 for Alzheimer's research.