6820 - Ruth's Irises

6820 - Ruth's Irises

Tommie O'Sullivan
Prescott, AZ   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Thread painting on a hand painted background using Shiva Paintstiks. I wanted to get the effect of sunlight glinting off the side of the house, so I used Angelina sheets and sliver thread.

Artist Statement: My mother-in-law slid quickly into dementia, and few things could reach her, but flowers always made her happy. Along the side of her house were fiddlehead ferns, lilies of the valley, and her beloved irises. This quilt is a tribute to her.
Tommie O'Sullivan

Dedication: For my mother-in-law, Ruth Brown, who suffered from Alzheimer’s.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.



This quilt earned $80 for AAQI.
The original buyer of this quilt has graciously donated it back to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative so that it can raise even more money to fight Alzheimer's.


This quilt earned $30 for the AAQI.