6956 – The Alzheimer’s Prayer ($87.16)

6956 – The Alzheimer’s Prayer   ($87.16)

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Wax batiks and ink jet printed verse on cotton, fused and raw edged appliqué with glass beads and free motion quilting.

Artist Statement: We learned to be strong and independent from our father and to always care for one another from our mother. Our father passed in the fall, and now in the rebirth of the spring we take our turns doing the work he once did. No matter how challenging it is that our mother is now blind, diabetic, and cannot walk...we do as he did. We love her, care for her, and treat her as the woman we once knew and not this quiet shell of a woman that she has become. We are her only caretakers in our island home in Alaska...but we care for her with all of our hearts.
Michele Bilyeu

Dedication: For our mother, who is in her sixth year of advancing Alzheimer's. May we always remember how much we truly love you, how much you gave to each of us, and that you are so deserving of our love, caring, patience, and deep respect.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $87.16 for the AAQI.