Trego, WI USA
Width: 9" Length: 12"
Materials/Techniques: This little quilt is made of 100% cotton on the top and back, with polyester batting. I machine sewed and quilted it on 'My Sweet Ada', my 60-year old Singer 15-91 electric sewing machine, named after my G'ma Drake and my Mom. The pattern for the center section is known by many names; London Steps is what I call it.
Artist Statement: I know several families that are living with Alzheimer's day to day. I see the way this dementia changes their lives; I see the emotional toll it takes. I like knowing that my little quilts will support research into treatment and, hopefully, a cure. 'Static on the Line' can describe the early symptoms of dementia -- words lost -- thoughts lost -- difficulty understanding -- like a phone line full of static. Zig-zaggy lines seem like a representation of static, to me. I thank one of my online quilting buddies for suggesting this name.
Dedication: Dedicated to Geri and Nancy, long-suffering spouses of men diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and all of the other spouses, partners, family members and friends who work so hard to keep life within the range of normal, against great odds.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $25.00 for the AAQI.