4721 - Louise II ($60)

4721 - Louise II ($60)
Judy Breese
Austin, TX    USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 11.5"

Designer: Variation on a traditional design – first created by Pat Morris of Cody, Wyoming. I varied the pattern by making a different type of star. This is number two; my first was #663 – Louise. Used with written permission.

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton fabric, 80/20 batting, just a hint of crayon.

Artist's Statement: This is the second in a series of six-star quilts honoring my Mother and her journey through Alzheimer's. The first was #663, made while Mother was still alive. When I saw the original of this quilt (made by Pat Morris of Wyoming), I almost cried. I think it illustrates perfectly the progression of Alzheimer’s disease – little pieces of you disappear. There is still a central core of “you”, but everything doesn’t always connect anymore.

Dedication: Made in memory of Louise Baumann, my Mother, who died in January, 2008. I want to make a difference in the research effort so that none of us must make a similar journey.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $60 for the AAQI.