2718 - All the Ships at Sea ($100)

2718 - All the Ships at Sea  ($100)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 11.5"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, pieced border using the fabric design and color changes instead of seams. The main part of the picture is cutouts from other fabrics, arranged and fused to a background of sky and water.

Artist's Statement: During WWII, we listened to all the news broadcasts and on Sunday evening Walter Winchell always started his radio show with the sound of a telegraph key and the opening, “Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. Let’s go to press.” He talked faster than most broadcasters and that may be why what he said always seemed so important. Being young in the 1940’s I always wondered, if all the ships at sea were required to listen to his news show.

Dedication: To the older generation.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $100 for the AAQI.