7049 – Tree of Life ($65)

7049 – Tree of Life   ($65)

Paula Bell Dennee
Loveland, CO   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 10"

Materials/Techniques: Vintage "Tree of Life" Jacobean wool crewel work on linen with polyester felt for batting, clear nylon thread, nylon tulle, 100% cotton slub muslin, 100% cotton candlewicking thread.

Artist Statement: This piece of needlework was originally done by my Aunt back in the resurgence of crewel work in the late 1960s to early 1970s. Even though the linen is disintegrating, it was never thrown away but moved from her sewing room into mine until it found new life in this Alzheimer’s Priority Quilt. Alzheimer’s disease causes gaps and holes in our memories and minds, eating away at the very fabric of our lives, not unlike the ravages of time upon this piece of linen.
Paula Bell Dennee

Dedication: For Michele Bilyeu's mama

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $65 for AAQI.