1988 - A Mother's Love

1988 - A Mother's Love
Laura Krasinski
Menomonee Falls, WI   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 10.5"

Materials/Techniques: The technique I learned from Lesley Riley. I used cotton fabrics and raw edges. I ripped the fabric instead of cutting it. I added the photo by scanning it and printing it on a fabric sheet. Then I fused it to the fabric behind it. I stamped the words on the fabric sheet and fused it. I added the embellishments last.

Artist's Statement: I wanted to do this quilt to help with raising funds for Alzheimers. The photo represents my friend and her Mom years ago. Moms are so special. I used the photo along with vintage looking cotton fabrics. Her Mom loved flowers so I wanted to add a flower. And the hearts on the fiber represent all the heart strings that are being tugged when you go through something as devastating as having a loved one with Alzheimer’s.
Laura Krasinski

Dedication: I have a dear friend who's mother has Alzheimer’s. She lives in D.C. and her mom lives in Wisconsin. She spends a lot of time traveling back and forth. Her mother is so wonderful. It is hard for me to see how she has become so unaware of her surroundings. It is really sad. I had gotten the I Remember Mama book when it first came out. I showed my girlfriend the quilt called Rosemarie - now and then by Pat Moormann Kumicich and we both broke down in tears. What an amazing quilt. I wanted to do this quilt for my girlfriend and her mom.

This quilt is displayed with a traditional sleeve.

This quilt earned $75.00 for Alzheimer's research.