11,682 - The Shirt Off Their Backs ($55.43)

11,682 - The Shirt Off Their Backs ($55.43)

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA

Width: 9" Length: 11.75"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Domestic cottons, stripes, plaids, denim, and chambrays. Hand and machine piecing, hand quilting with perle cotton thread and trimmed with vintage mother of pearl buttons.

Artist Statement: As I have saved menís shirts over the years for their wonderful fabrics, the plaids, the stripes and the solids of denim, or chambray. I think about all of the men what might have worn them. I think of the values of their hearts....of the deep love for their families, working hard to provide for those they love, their love of the land they've chosen to live in, and of the values they passed on to all of us through the generations. I made this quilt from my heart, to thank all of them.
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Dedication: In memory of my own beloved father and for all of the fathers, and the grandfathers who came before you, and the sons and the brothers who now follow in your path. May this generation be the last to suffer the ravages of this horrible disease, or have to care for a loved one who does.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $55.43 for the AAQI.