4901 - Winter Journey

4901 - Winter Journey
Darlene Norris
Marquette, MI    USA

Width: 10.25"   Length: 8.125"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, cotton quilt batting, silk darning thread for quilting; fabric strips were woven and then handquilted directly to the batting and backing. The raw edges of the fabric strips are exposed. The wolf was appliqued on top of the quilted background. (This quilt is NOT washable, as it's not sewn together, just quilted down. It is quite sturdy, but should be surface cleaned only).

Artist's Statement: My quilt is titled “Winter Journey.” I wanted to portray the journey Alzheimer’s patients, and their families, face in the winter of their lives. In the lower right corner, the strips are still woven together, although things are a bit off-kilter. As you move across the quilt, up, and to the left, the woven strips start losing their orderliness, until at the upper left corner, there’s no structure left, just disjointed pieces. The wolf, symbolizing the patient with Alzheimer's, is moving into an inner landscape here once-familiar things have changed into something unrecognizable.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50 for the AAQI.