461 - Two Willows During the Storm

461 - Two Willows During the Storm
Marcia Caldwell
Tulsa, OK   USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Hand painted batik, tulle, specialty yarn, specialty threads, beads, fused fabric; machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: The weeping willow is the universal symbol of sadness and grief. These two willows are the globe (or Navajo) willow and the weeping willow, after a storm, and with their roots intertwined. The globe willow has a perfect shape, provides a dense shade, but is prone to disease and insect infection. Its relative, the weeping willow, often grows nearby. To me, this represents the close bond that is part of the relationship between caregiver and Alzheimer's sufferer.

Dedication: In honor of my grandmother, Bertha and in memory of my grandfather, who cared for her as long as he was able.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $45.00 for Alzheimer's research.