Fairfax, VA USAWidth:
Commercial Cotton Fabrics, Free Motion and Hand Embroidery.Artist's Statement:
With this disease we are always racing against the clock.
“I hope Grandma will still recognize John when he graduates in two years.”
“I hope Amy gets married before Auntie is too confused to travel.”
“If only there would be a new treatment before Grandpa gets any worse”.
For Debbie, my friend, we are out of time. She needs to be moved now to Assisted Living. The cure did not come in time for her.
I chose the purple thread for Alzheimer’s awareness. The thread is fading as the time is running out. The grey fabrics symbolize the shadows of memories that are left.
Lisa Ellis Dedication:
To my friend Debbie who has early onset Alzheimer’s; and to her son just graduating from college, who has a burden that no twenty-two year-old should have to carry.
This quilt is displayed with a traditional sleeve