5088 - Lost in Childhood ($40)

5088 - Lost in Childhood   ($40)
Lynn Reynolds Makrin
Schenectady, NY    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: “Dick and Jane” fabrics surrounding a crazy quilt center. Simple in-the-ditch and free motion quilting.

Artist's Statement: "Lost in Childhood" was created in response to the book "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. The main character of the novel is a Harvard professor diagnosed at age 50 with Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. The book follows her thoughts and life as she and her family adjust to her deteriorating mental state. "Lost in Childhood" represents the part of the book where Alice vividly remembers moments from her childhood and is unable to separate her present from her past. The "Dick and Jane" books were common in the lives of most children from about 1930-1970. Therefore, I used this fabric with its vivid images of childhood as a place of story and memory for most Alzheimer’s victims.
Lynn Reynolds Makrin

Dedication: Created for consideration in the AAQI: “Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope” traveling exhibit, this quilt represents a phase of the disease in which victims confuse their past memories and their present lives. It is dedicated to the care givers who strive to help the victim maintain their dignity as they gradually lose their memory.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $40.00 for the AAQI.