1495 - Spring Cleaning ($115)

1495 - Spring Cleaning ($115)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 11.75"   Length: 7"

Materials/Techniques: Two small free hanging quilts pieced without foundations are hanging on a line on a pieced, fused, and raw appliquéd landscape scene.

Artist's Statement: In the past, at spring house cleaning time, "airing" was a frequent way to freshen bedding, rugs, drapes, and other fabric items that were not easily or safely washed. The fresh air and gentle breezes helped. When I was a child, washing a quilt was a major effort if the quilt was large and valuable. The fabric colors might run, and some patches might shrink or be damaged by water. There was not an easy way to gently wash them except in a washtub moving them around and around until they were deemed clean. Then rinsing was necessary, and getting the excess water out so they could dry before dark was not too easy either. If the quilt was used carefully during the winter, airing was a better way often.

Dedication: In memory of those quilters who have passed on and left their families heirloom quilts.

This quilt is displayed with a traditional sleeve.

This quilt earned $115.00 for Alzheimer's research.