Houston, TX USAWidth:
Cottons, embellishment fibers, strip pieced, machine quilted, fused, machine appliqued, hand applliqued, inking.Artist's Statement:
All of us born healthy expect to stay that way, until illness strikes, then it's always a surprise. This disease is more insidious than most in that it robs us of the very thing that makes each of us who we are - our minds. The yellows and reds representing normality in this quilt fade to the more somber tones of purple and black, showing the progress of losing oneself. The flying geese indicate by subject matter the everyday-ness of our lives until even ordinary things look wrong and dark in the progression of Alzheimer's. The fingerprint fabric represents the imprints left behind on family and friends, even when those closest are unrecognized. The purple ribbon represents hope for a cure.
Mona Follis Dedication:
Honoring my daughter-in-law's mom, Marie, and other friends now living with this disease.
This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles