5000 - Spring Time on the Farm ($185)

5000 - Spring Time on the Farm  ($185)
Marlene Woodfield
LaPorte, IN    USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, fused fabric, inked, beaded, handpainted sky, heavily quilted, piped, traditionally bound.

Artist's Statement: My guild friend, Alma Clendenin called me one day to chat. During the conversation, she said that her husband, Ralph, had had Alzheimer's Disease and she wished she could make a quilt in his memory. However, since she has macular degeneration and can barely see, she knew she couldn't do it. I asked her to describe what she would put on the quilt if she could have made one. I wrote what she described to me. She told me about the farm house, the barn with red doors and roof, a dogwood tree, tulips by the barn and flowers around the house, a mailbox with the flag up and a split rail fence! After I completed the quilt, her daughter took it to her so she could see as best she could, what I had made. The result is Spring Time on the Farm. It has beads for the blossoms so she could "feel" the flowers on the trees around the farm house and barn.

Dedication: "Verbally Pictured" to Marlene Woodfield by Alma Clendenin in memory of her husband, Ralph Clendenin.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $185 for the AAQI.