Dallas, TX USA
Width: 7.5" Length: 7.5"
Materials/Techniques: Materials and thread are cotton, wool batting. The background is hand dyed light blue by Carol Morrissey. Design pieces include dark blue batik, orange/apricot batik, yellow/white toile and a floral print. The quilting design includes hearts made with a sewing machine and French knots made by hand. The back is orange/apricot batik and the binding is apricot. The design features are raw edge fused that have been sewn with a sewing machine.
Artist Statement: I was impressed with fabric artist Deborah Boschert's abstract interpretation of life. In the past I had used watercolors and oils to make realistic paintings but had never tried to do anything in abstract. It was a way to push myself to try something new to help my growth as an artist and to keep my mind active.
Dedication: The following family members have had dementia in their 70's: Helen Barker Smith (mother), Hazel Barker Inselman (aunt), Rev. Lester Barker (uncle).
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $33.02 for the AAQI.