5239 - Broken Memory

5239 - Broken Memory
Peggy Healey Keehner
West Bloomfield, MI    USA

Width: 8"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: I started with a photo transfer of a pictures I took of a butterfly in a garden of purple cone flowers. Using a "Stack and Wack" quilting technique, I fractured the image to form the mini quilt.

Artist's Statement: My interpretation of a memory of a photograph showing a butterfly on purple cone flowers from a person with Alzheimer disease. Much of the photograph remains in tack, some is lost in the seams, and the image is scrambled in its pieces. The quilting pattern represents the signals of the brain trying to pull the image together without success. The complete photograph is placed on the back of the quilt, much like the image being stored in the back of the brain.
Peggy Healey Keehner

Dedication: In memory of John Gerard Goyette.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $65 for the AAQI.