Longview, WA USA
Width: 11" Length: 8"
Materials/Techniques: I like things large and I can't get a whole foxglove in this small space so I zoomed in. I used Inktense pencils and water. I used beads in the centers of the flowers and a favorite of mine, free motion quilting. It is thread signed.
Artist Statement: I used to live near the woods and saw in my garden what I thought was a foxglove. As the season went on I saw I was right and so starts its evolution. It was so pretty and I cared for it. The next year there were many more. I moved and saw that there were little seedlings in the flower pots that I brought to the next house. I planted them in my garden and I leave the dead stalks for the birds to enjoy the seeds for some time and then cut them. As I walk to the compost heap the seeds fall and the next year I have even more foxgloves. I structure my garden in the planning stage but as these foxglove come up I leave them. The hummingbirds love them.
Dedication: To my mother who suffered from Alzheimer's and also to my two friends Ele' and Barbara who are caregivers and do such a wonderful job.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $69.28 for the AAQI.