1750 - Walking with Granny

1750 - Walking with Granny
Beverley Hilton
Gainesville, FL   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Machine piecing, machine applique, free motion quilting, embellishments..

Artist's Statement: When I was very little, my mom worked as a nurse in Cleveland, Ohio. So I had a babysitter, her name was Granny Daley. Granny was every bit as much a part of my life as my parents, maybe more. Granny and I would go for walks. One of our favorites was Roanoke Avenue to State Road, out to Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, through the cemetery to Broadview Road, and back to Roanoke Avenue. As we walked through the cemetery, Granny would read the words on the stones and we'd talk about the people buried there, when they had lived, when they died. Through those walks, Granny was able to show me that dying was as much a part of living as being born. She took the fear out of dying. I cherished those walks with her. I remember them, and her, with great love and a smile on my face to this day.
Beverley Hilton

Dedication: This journal quilt honors Granny Daley, who passed in 1966.

This quilt is displayed with a traditional sleeve.

This quilt earned $60.00 for Alzheimer's research.