8458 – I Weep ($119.28)

8458 – I Weep   ($119.28)

Fannie Narte
Little Elm, TX   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Materials: cotton fabric, commercial fabric, hand painted fabric, thread, batting, stabilizer. Techniques: machine appliqué, quilting, fabric painting.

Artist Statement: This quilt is inspired by my personal experience: Some time ago, while heading to my car in the parking lot of a large shopping mall, I saw an older woman, she looked to be in her 60's or early 70's, standing among a sea of cars with her keys in her hand, scanning the lot. She looked confused. I approached her and offered my help. She said, "I don't know where my car is. I thought it was here."

We looked for her car and finally found it in a different part of the parking lot from where I found her.

She hugged me. She wept. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you." She wept.

I stood there in the parking lot and waited for her to back her car out and watched her slowly drive away. She rolled down her window and waved good-bye. She was still crying. I waved back. I was weeping, processing the 45 minutes that I just experienced with a stranger that had become my friend. That woman could have been my mom, or my aunt, or my sister, or . . . someday, that could be me.

"I weep."
Fannie Narte

Dedication: To all who "weep."

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $119.28 for the AAQI.