5993 - Pearl the Dancer ($79.59)

5993 - Pearl the Dancer   ($79.59)
Fannie Narte
Little Elm, TX    USA

Width: 8"   Length: 8"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabric, angelina fibers, beads, thread, acrylic paint, wax crayons, batting, pellon; hand stitching, painting, stenciling, beading, machine quilting.

Artist's Statement: THE INSPIRATION She sang while she twirled and sashayed and twirled and sashayed to the rhythms of the music she knew so well. She paraded across the hall dancing to that corner and glided over to that table and pranced over to her friends at the other end of the room. She knew the words to the song and tasted every syllable. She sang to her friends Edna and Marlene who led the group to wild whistles and clapping, and to her grandchildren Mason and Nicole who were imitating her angel-like moves, and to her son Robert and his wife Sybil, who were as red as the tablecloth at their dinner table.

Pearl danced and danced and sang and sang. She danced with her invisible partner across the room and onto the table. More wild whistles, endless clapping and cheers. Pearl didn't need all that encouragement, but she enjoyed the attention she was getting. Some saw good-fun entertainment, most saw their childhood dancing before their eyes, others saw embarrassment.

When the music ended, Pearl's dancing abruptly stopped. She crawled back to her chair next to Edna and Marlene and picked up her spoon and slurped her soup like a good, little patient should. The hall was still clapping for Pearl, but Pearl slipped back into her quiet world.

Interpret with LOVE.
Fannie Narte

Dedication: To Marlene, Edna and Pearl.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $79.59 for the AAQI.