6598 – I Want to Go Home ($75)

6598 – I Want to Go Home ($75)

Michele Bilyeu
Salem OR   USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Original design with free cut and fused cottons, raw edge appliqué, thread painting and beadwork.

Artist Statement: My mother would wake up every morning and go to sleep every night in our Alaskan childhood home that she had lived in for almost 60 years. She would always say the same thing: "I want to go home." When we told her "This is your home!” She would always say "It sure doesn't look like my home! Everything is all crazy and mixed up!" She is still being cared for at home and it is still crazy and mixed up. Once the chaos of Alzheimer's enters your home, nothing is ever the same again.
Michele Bilyeu

Dedication: In memory of the 14 members of my family who have already passed with Alzheimer's and related dementias, and in honor of my mother who still does her best...each and every day, in her crazy and mixed up world..

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.



This quilt earned $75 for the AAQI.