1333 - The Happy Moon Face; August 2005

1333 - The Happy Moon Face; August 2005
Sue Lemmo
Clearfield, PA   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11" Materials/Techniques: Japanese bark cloth, irridescent silk, rust sheer silk with silver silk threads sandwiched in, commercial fabrics, Shiva paint stick, agate and bone beads; hand appliqued with raw edges, hand beaded, rubbings made with Shiva oil sticks, (this quilt has a false back).

Artist's Statement: This piece was included in the exhibit; A Page from My Book: Journal Quilts 2005 at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. My idea was to visualize how seemingly random elements come together in what winds up being a very organized chaos that then spreads outward having a dramatic and positive impact on the universe. I repeated elements of a spiral in the fabric patterns and beading to add structure and organization to the surface.

Dedication: For Aunt Marguerite and Uncle Lloyd. My aunt cared for my uncle for thirteen years as his Alzheimer's progressed. In the end this disease took them both, as she had neglected a lump in her breast for most of that time. My aunt taught me to quilt in 1987, she was pleased that I continued quilting and was beginning to show my work before she died.

This quilt is displayed with a traditional sleeve..

This quilt earned $55.00 for Alzheimer's research.