5489 - The Memory Keeper

5489 - The Memory Keeper
Kelly D. Van Gorder
Temple City, CA    USA

Width: 8.875"   Length: 11.25"

Materials/Techniques: 100% Cotton fabric; piecing, applique (machine), thread painting, machine quilting.

Artist's Statement: My husband and I traveled to the Orkney Islands in 2009. This trip marked the first time we had seen standing stones and they were truly magical - what memories they must store. I felt something there that must have been the sense of the ancients. This was a neolithic site - very old, constructed well before the Great Pyramids of China. The beauty of the circle, the water just beyond the Standing Stone, and the other part of the island in the distance was something I will always remember.
Kelly D. Van Gorder

Dedication: Harold W. Van Gorder was born in 1917. He was Canadian of Dutch descent. He was strong, fair, honest, kind, and loved. He worked so hard and served his community well. His three sons still miss him. His wife lived twenty-one years longer than he did and missed him so much. My beloved father-in-law died in 1986 from Alzheimer's Disease. I barely knew him. It wasn't fair. I made this tiny quilt in his memory.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $79.67 for the AAQI.