11,864 - The Mouser ($65)

11,864 - The Mouser  ($65)

Aileen Kline
Port Richey, FL USA

Width: 8.25" Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: I created the fabric from 100% cotton scraps, 80/20 batting scraps, poly thread, fusible web, buttons, beads and used thread painting for spider web.

Artist Statement: I was watching a blog hop using stacked bowls. I kept thinking what would I put in a bowl? Their pattern was paper pieced. I was too late to join it, but I still wanted to do a bowl so I freehand cut a bowl. Now what? I added a lip of white to mimic a spillover and then a cat. You know cats are curious. What would cause a cat to get wet though? A mouse!!! My mini was born. It was fun to just do this free flowing piece. I quilted it but it needed something in the corner. A spider web! Oh boy!! Beads?? Yippee! I am not a hand sewer but I had to jazz up the web. Then it needed a spider and then.....
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Dedication: People react in different ways when they have Alzheimer's. Some cry and cry. Others get violent or sit and stare. Sometimes they become curious, like they were children again. Everything is an adventure. Not so much for the dedicated care givers who have to chase after them. These were my favorite to take care of. You could help them with their new found curiosity. They still had a passion for life, but from a different perspective than before. Every day was a new day even though it was the same conversation as yesterday.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $65 for the AAQI.