13,764 - Gockoo's Apple Crisp

13,764 - Gockoo's Apple Crisp

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL USA

Width: 9" Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Photos, combined into a design in Photoshop and Illustrator, then printed on fabric and quilted.

Artist Statement: My grandmother, who we called “Gockoo”, did lots of cooking and baking, and kept a handwritten book with all her favorite recipes. Gockoo wrote down her own recipes and added ones she found in newspapers or magazines, or ones she got from friends. I found her recipe for apple crisp pudding and thought it would make a nice nostalgic print, especially since there were only a handful of ingredients in the recipe. Here's an excerpt from her journal: "April 1948 — About a month ago Dad 'repaired' an apple tree which rabbits had damaged, in this way–he took fresh bark from some unneeded branches and taped this over wound on tree—then painted over it to secure it with tree dressing (a thick substance for open spots on trees). We are curious to find out if this is going to work. March 1949 – noted the tree was in excellent shape and all of 2 inches in diameter.” — Pauline “Gockoo” Schwerman in her Journal
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Dedication: For my parents, Charles and Marion Schroeder, for whom every stage of life was interesting, even Alzheimer’s.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $55.00 for the AAQI.