Starks, LA USA
Width: 8" Length: 10"
Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, machine quilted, machine pieced with a 3D flower.
Artist Statement: When my grandfather passed away, my grandmother was in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Although she no longer spoke and was in a wheel chair, she was well enough to come to the funeral. My brothers disagreed on how much she truly understood about what was going on around her. My oldest brother felt that she was simply reacting to the grief around her. My youngest brother believed that she knew, but wasn't able to respond. At the graveside service, she was crying and obviously wanted to get up to go to the casket. My aunt helped her to the casket and Grandmama picked a flower from the arrangement. My youngest brother said, "See, I told you that she understands. She wants a memento." Suddenly, Grandmama popped the flower in her mouth and began to chew. Even so, I think that she knew.
Dedication: To my grandmother, Barbara Alexander, who we lost to Alzheimer's, and to my aunt Veda Allen, who is still fighting the disease.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $36.95 for the AAQI.