10,955 - Fade To Black

10,955 - Fade To Black

Joyce H. Gaudet
Morgan City, LA United States

Width: 8.5" Length: 10.75"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: To create this quilt I chose shades of white to black cotton print fabrics. It was paper-pieced as a string quilt.

Artist Statement: This quilt loosely represents the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Solid white at the top represents the healthy brain with full function. The white decreases as the black (representing memory loss episodes) increases. The white strip with gray swirls represents some improvement (and hope) after diagnosis and medication. Gradually the memory loss increases and the patient may be confused with muddled memories and poor bodily functions (gray strips). The diseased areas of the brain increase (represented by black). Even in the later stages, there may be some lucid events (represented by the white areas in the black strips). Finally, the brain ceases to function, even for involuntary bodily functions until the patient becomes critically ill and eventually comes death (solid black).

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $36.95 for the AAQI.