5625 - The Butterfly Upon the Sky ($75)

5625 - The Butterfly Upon the Sky   ($75)
Michele M. Bilyeu
Salem, OR    USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Pieced, raw edge applique, free motion quilting.

Artist's Statement: Alzheimer's creates absolute chaos, despair, and often great grief in members of the family, as well as in the lives of those it victimizes. I was inspired by Emily Dickenson's poem "The Butterfly upon the Sky" where the poet calls upon us to emulate the beauty and the grace of the butterfly and to "soar away and never sigh, And that's the way to grieve." As I created this art quilt, I allowed it calming gentleness to enter and soften my own heart, as well.
Michele M. Bilyeu

Dedication: For those who grieve, those who care, and all those who now fly freely.

This quilt is displayed with a soda pull-tab.

This quilt earned $75 for the AAQI.