5626 - The Parasol is the Umbrella's Daughter ($75)

5626 - The Parasol is the Umbrella's Daughter   ($75)
Michele M. Bilyeu
Salem, OR    USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Pieced, appliqued, free motion quilting, and beading.

Artist's Statement: Emily Dickinson, wrote that the parasol ďassists a siren in her serene display; But her father {the umbrella} is borne and honored, And borrowed to this day." As I made this art quilt, I thought of my father, who faced and bore the burden of my mother's Alzheimer's with great honor, strength, and courage. I can only hope to borrow and carry those traits now as I continue to care for my mother, and honor my father, by caring for him, as well.
Michele M. Bilyeu

Dedication: For all those whose strength and courage are tested with this challenging disease, and in honor of all of those who both carry, and lend their umbrellas.

This quilt is displayed with a soda pull-tab.

This quilt earned $75.00 for the AAQI.