6898 - Dahlia

6898 - Dahlia

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 8.5"

Materials/Techniques: Photo, edited in Photoshop, and then printed on fabric and machine quilted.

Artist Statement: My mother's parents were avid gardeners, especially in their retirement years. My mother was also an avid gardener, a writer of gardening books and a photographer, and my father liked working in the yard. I didn't inherit any of their gardening talents, but my mother got me started taking photographs when I was about 10. From my grandmother's journals: "Aug. 10, 1945 (V.J. Day) Mums are blooming full as ever so new buds did form, though it might have been better to trim bush down a bit earlier to get them to branch." I made this quilt starting with a photo that I took of a Dahlia at the Wisconsin State Fair. I edited it in Photoshop to make it more 'painterly', printed it on fabric and then quilted it.
Jean Cheszek

Dedication: In memory of my parents, Charles and Marion Schroeder, for whom every stage of life was interesting, even Alzheimer’s.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.



This quilt earned $65 for AAQI.