2754 - Going Down

2754 - Going Down
Diana D. Brock
Williamsville, NY   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 8.5"

Designer: Idea for the "sinking ship" from a pin by Ami Simms - used with her permission.

Materials/Techniques: Machine paper pieced and machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: Our friend, Bob, lost an arm as a tank commander in World War II and wore a "hook". Later, when he worked with my husband, he loved to race his sailboat and said he had a wonderful excuse for losing a race when his "arm fell off". His mother had Alzheimer's and he always said if he came down with that disease, he would do all the things, like sky diving or bull fighting, he'd never done because they were too dangerous. He didn't see his own Alzheimer's coming, and he never went sky diving, but we always thought he would have preferred to race one more time and "go down with his ship".
Diana D. Brock

Dedication: In memory of our friend, Bob Walch.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $115 for the AAQI.