13,766 - Three Daffodils

13,766 - Three Daffodils

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL USA

Width: 8.75" Length: 9.75"

Materials/Techniques: Photo printed on fabric and quilted.

Artist Statement: Daffodils always remind me of spring and of my father--every year he would divide and replant the daffodils forming the border of our yard and the adjacent woods. Over time there were thousands of daffodils that would welcome us each spring. Here are some of his memories of growing up during the 1930's: "We lived in a rural area. Our house didnít have electricity, running water, central heat or a telephone. It was heated with coal using an iron, pot-bellied stove that actually got red hot when it was going full blast. We sifted the ashes to salvage any coal that went through the grates. Without electricity or running water itís obvious that we didnít have inside plumbing; therefore, we had an outhouse. Every year we had a big garden. We also raised chickens and at one time we had geese in the back yard. We had about an acre and a half. The school that I went to was a two room school with two teachers. There were five students in my class.Ē ó Charles Schroeder, on his childhood in the 1930′s
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Dedication: For my parents, Charles and Marion Schroeder, for whom every stage of life was interesting, even Alzheimerís.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $70.00 for the AAQI.