8500 – Froggie Went A Courtin’ ($50.81)

8500 – Froggie Went A Courtin’   ($50.81)

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR   USA

Width: 12"   Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Free-form pieced background and raw edge appliquéd hearts of cotton fabrics with free motion stitching, buttons, and ribbon trim.

Artist Statement: My French mother was born in Louisiana, while my Finnish father was born in pioneer Alaska. They met as miles apart pen pals and he fell in love. He headed south to court her and after WWII, they were married. For 61 years she was his little sweetheart. He cared for her at home, through years of her surviving advanced cancer, and then 6 years of Alzheimer's Disease after that. Married for 61 years before he died...he loved her with all of his heart.
Michele Bilyeu

Dedication: For my little mama, now age 86 and beginning her 7th year of Alzheimer's Disease, and in memory of my father who passed a year ago, at age 93 with vascular dementia. He loved, and cared for her with all his power and might to the very, very end.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $50.81 for the AAQI.