6903 - Fireworks

6903 - Fireworks

Jean Cheszek
Palatine, IL   USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Machine thread painting using metallic threads.

Artist Statement: This quilt was inspired by some journal entries of my mother's when she was about 14 years old:

"Sunday, July 4, 1937 -- Independence Day: Shot fireworks all day long. Had one swell time. Laura and Dickie are staying over till tomorrow. When it was dark we shot off a lot of fireworks which we had a lot of. Got ice cream after all was done. Monday, July 5, 1937: Laura went home today but Dick is going to stay till Saturday. After supper went to Crystal Lake to see the fireworks display. There also was a carnival there. Dick, Dolores and I went on a lot of rides at the carnival. The fireworks were swell. Everyone says they were the best they had ever seen. For the finale there were 50 rockets in air at once. Got to bed at 1:00 o’clock A.M.”
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 $50 for the AAQI.