1989 - Remember the REAL ME

1989 - Remember the REAL ME
Christine Thresh
Bethel Island, CA   USA

Width: 8.25"   Length: 10.25"

Materials/Techniques: I isolated Ginnie’s image from a photo and placed her on a scanned fabric background. I distorted the right side of the composite image using some tools in Paint Shop Pro. I printed the finished image on fabric and hand-quilted it.

Artist's Statement: The quilt honors our Aunt Ginnie (yes, that's how she spelled her name). She had Alzheimer's for the last few years of her life. She was a favorite at the care facility because she was one of their most cheerful patients. She was, of course, vague, occasionally fearful, and sometimes confused, but she retained her sweetness.

She had been an expert needlepointer and an avid gardener. She maintained her 1/2 acre terraced garden all by herself until she was in her 80s.

I found a nice old photo of Ginnie and her daughter Judy to use.
Christine Thresh

Dedication: Honoring Aunt Ginnie.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $180 for the AAQI.