Laura Keyes Perry
Roanoke, VA USA
Width: 11" Length: 8.5"
Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, machine appliquéd and decorated with buttons and rickrack. Thanks to people who gave me materials for this quilt -- Carol Vance, Janet Hardie, Elizabeth Minnis, Martha Heist, Jan Stampfl, Ruth Paredes, and Wilma Ranney.
Artist Statement: They were not sisters, but girls who met on the first day of school and became fast friends. They stayed friends all though school and afterwards, and when one of them began to suffer from early-onset Alzheimer's, they cared for her like sisters. When she died, they comforted her daughter.
Dedication: In memory of Julia "Judy" (Lancaster) Hilliard
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $55 for the AAQI.