13,765 - One Tulip

13,765 - One Tulip

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL USA

Width: 9" Length: 9.5"

Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Photo printed on fabric and then quilted.

Artist Statement: I made this quilt in memory of my mother who was an avid gardener. Here are a couple excerpts from her letters to her parents while she was serving in the Navy during World War 2: "Oh yes, I must tell you what happened afterwards. We were walking down Connecticut Avenue near the Mayflower Hotel —Jen, Edie and I, when we met a Naval Officer wearing a raincoat. As Washingtonians never salute—not very much—we did not—but just as we passed we realized that the man was Admiral Nimitz! We were so amazed that we said it aloud and of course he heard it. So we thought we would have to restore his faith in Wave Ensigns. We crossed the street, hurried down the block and came across again to meet him face to face. This time we saluted him and he grinned broadly and said, ―good evening." "Yesterday morning we got up early and went out to Georgetown and Chevy Chase again to look for places to live. Georgetown is a very interesting place. It‘s the oldest section of Washington. Some parts of it are pretty run down, but other sections are very beautiful. We got into one part where all the houses were very old, several hundred years, but very well kept up. All the houses were brick, had shutters on the windows, big colonial doors with brass doorknockers. They were all built close together and near the street. They had low brick fences and stone walls built around them, with little brick paths and yards, tiny, but completely filled with flowers. You‘d almost expect to see some Colonial ladies and gentlemen slip right out the doors. It looked just the way I imaged revolutionary time would look. You‘ve got to see it sometime."
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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 $64.67 for the AAQI.