4784 - Fading Memories

4784 - Fading Memories
Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL    USA 

Width: 8.5"   Length: 10.5"

Materials/Techniques: Using family photos, I created a montage, and then printed the montage in five different values (light to dark) on fabric. Using this fabric, I created the 'cut out' portraits of my parents from their Navy portraits4783 - Sundowning

Artist's Statement: My parents both suffered from Alzheimer's. This quilt portrays them as young adults when they each served in the Navy in World War II. The fabric in the quilt is made from photos taken over the course of their lives -- representing all the memories that faded as Alzheimer's progressed. The back of the quilt shows the photo montage along with a more recent photo of my parents.
Jean Cheszek

Dedication: For my parents, Marion and Charles Schroeder, for whom every stage of life was interesting, even Alzheimer’s.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $175 for the AAQI.