Saint Charles, IL USAWidth:
Mixed media: cotton and wool fabrics plus upholstery fabric of unknown content; perle cotton, beads, buttons, antique lace, rickrack; hand and machine appliquéd, machine quilted.Artist's Statement:
Essential things to say to a loved one who is dying include: Please forgive me; I forgive you; Thank you; I love you; I will never forget you; God be with you; Good-bye. As a Christian, I could add, “I’ll see you later.” I am grateful that I had the time to share these very emotional thoughts with each of my parents before they died. The last words I heard from Mom, and later from Dad, were, “I love you, too.” I had closure and peace. This bouquet says the essentials in the Victorian language of flowers: roses for love and forgiveness, rosemary for remembrance, forget-me-nots for everlasting love and remembrance, sweet peas for farewell.
Barb Vlack Dedication:
This is the first Alzheimer’s remembrance quilt that I’ve made since the death of my dad in January 2010. I dedicate this to the memory of Bertram Hanson.
This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles
This quilt earned $55 for the AAQI.