2537 - The Bell Star

2537 - The Bell Star
Sandy Bon Durant
Beaumont, TX   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Panel, machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: Nellie Bell taught science at McArthur Middle School in the 1940's, 50's, and 60's. I was her neighbor after she retired. She cared for her mother and was active in her church. The signs of Alzheimer's were becoming apparent when her sister moved in to care for Nellie. The task was overwhelming so Nellie was moved to a nursing home where she died within two months. Nellie was educated, intelligent, perceptive, caring and gentle. She had no children but raised good neighbors by example.

Dedication: To Nell Bell.

This quilt earned $4.88 for the AAQI.