2774 - Bright Minds Trapped in a Maze

2774 - Bright Minds Trapped in a Maze
Mardi Lessey
Salt Lake City, UT   USA

Width: 8.75"   Length: 11.75"

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton top and back with cotton batt. The blocks were paper pieced in a class by an anonymous donor. It was assembled and pieced by Mardi Lessey.

Artist's Statement: I am the charity quilt chairman for my chapter of the Utah Quilt Guild. I often receive anonymous donations of blocks from a project started but never finished. These blocks always end up as part of a "charity" quilt. When I recently received these small blocks I immediately thought of the mini-Alzheimer's quilt project. To me each quadrant shows a different view of how the mind changes with Alzheimer's disease.
Mardi Lessey

Dedication: To the memory of Walter Jacobson, Sr. He was the god father of a dear friend who wrote: "He was one of my favorite people as a child. I remember being so upset to leave the Jacobson's house after a visit because it was so much fun - lots of laughter, kids, food and pets - a perfect mix! Hearing about his struggles with Alzheimer's (and poor care) in the past year really bothered me - no one should have to go through what he did..." Walter died on September 4, 2007. The quilt is black, white and reds, and 4 different variations of a log cabin pattern. In a normal log cabin block, the center square is red, and bordered by light and dark fabric rectangles in a specific pattern. Each of the four small blocks in this quilt is anchored by a red square, but they are off center and some of the fabrics are cut as triangles or trapezoids, rather than the traditional rectangles.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $40.00 for the AAQI.