6004 - Mermaid

6004 - Mermaid
Sarah Ann Smith
Camden, ME    USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Black and white print commercial quilting cotton fabric, textile paints, thread, batting, free-motion quilting, beads, sequins, yarn.

Artist's Statement: For 2010, the Coastal Quilters of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville and nearby (Maine) decided our annual challenge should b 9x12 so we could, if we wished, donate the pieces to this cause. Our challenge was to make something out of the black and white paisley print. We had birch trees, a lady in cat-eye glasses, exuberant gardens, psychedelic-inspired painted pieces, roosters, and more. I immediately thought "waves" when I saw the print, got out my paints, and I was off and designing this mermaid who can swim either up or down, as you wish.
Sarah Ann Smith

Dedication: Mother's dementia deepens every day. Once day when she was fairly clear, she said it was as if there were blank spaces in her mind. At age 91, she has moved back in time to the 1940s and late 30s. Now, she doesn't really understand I am her daughter, just someone whom she likes that calls and visits.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $124.51 for the AAQI.