10,615 - Watching Over You ($60.05)

10,615 - Watching Over You  ($60.05)

Elaine Stone-Arthur
Alexandria, VA USA

Width: 8.25" Length: 10.75"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Photo printed to cloth, machine quilted.

Artist Statement: I am an amateur photographer, taking my camera with me everywhere. In 2006, I accompanied my husband on a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. While he was at a conference, I explored northern New Mexico. The Madonna caught my eye and I took several pictures. This year the Walnut Valley Quilters had a challenge to make quilts for AAQI using the "Valley's" favorite colors, cheddar and purple. As a result I rediscovered the Madonna picture and decided it was perfect for the challenge. It was cheddar--okay that is an artistic stretch--and I used some purple thread in the quilting. As I was quilting it I felt at piece and came up with the name "Watching Over You." It is my greatest hope that the Madonna will watch over those battling this terrible disease.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $60.05 for the AAQI.