10,501 - Floating Away

10,501 - Floating Away

Denise Spillane
Plano, TX USA

Width: 9" Length: 12"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Handmade paper, sequins, glitter, painted Misty Fuse, gauze, beads, photo, a bottle cap. Various quilting and collage techniques such as fusing, painting and stitching.

Artist Statement: Alzheimer’s takes such a toll on everyone touched by this disease. My quilt reflects the tangles (stitches) and plaques (circles) as well as the symbolism of lost memory. The bars at the bottom and sides symbolize the confines of memory and the rising circles throughout the quilt represent memories retained and lost. The circles floating out the top (no bar) are those losses as they float out of reach. Made for the Dallas Area Fiber Artists, 2012 "Pathways" Alzheimer’s Quilt Challenge.
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Dedication: This quilt is dedicated to my grandmother May Dralle, who retreated into dementia over many years. This was before the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was available.

This quilt has a Traditional Sleeve.

This quilt earned $75 for the AAQI.