13,767 - Another Water Lily

13,767 - Another Water Lily

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL USA

Width: 10.5" Length: 8"

Materials/Techniques: Photo, edited in Photoshop, printed on fabric coated with Golden Digital Grounds, and quilted.

Artist Statement: I started making small art quilts for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative in 2007 when I was a new quilter. Both of my parents suffered from Alzheimer’s, and I wanted to do something to fight the disease. "Another Water Lily" may be my last quilt for AAQI since fundraising is wrapping up at the end of 2013. About a month before my mother died, I saw the exhibit “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece”. Or, at least I saw parts of it because the entire exhibit was a bit overwhelming for me at the time. I had started quilting a couple years before, and knew that I wanted to make a quilt for AAQI, so I made one to donate in the summer of 2007 and then didn’t think too much about AAQI for over a year. In 2008 I heard about the “Stay at Home Challenge” and I made a few more quilts. After that, it just kind of snowballed, and I’ve made about 3 dozen quilts for AAQI.
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Dedication: In memory of my parents, Marion and Charlie.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $75.00 for the AAQI.