Columbia, MO USA
Width: 8.75" Length: 11.75"
Materials/Techniques: Butterfly hand embroidered and appliquéd on a sparkly yellow fabric with a bright mixture of green and blue background fabrics. "Soaring . . ." embroidered toward the bottom to signify how each one of us continues to soar no matter what we might face in each moment.
Artist Statement: I currently work as a Care Giver for a number of Alzheimer’s clients through my employment. A woman was describing the projects on a home quilting show. I thought what a wonderful idea. I would love to make a quilt. I had been adding embroidered blocks to many of my quilts and discovered I had a few more stitches to add to the butterfly to finish it. It didn't have a quilt home at that time, so I finished embroidering it and turned into an Alzheimer's quilt. I will be making a few more. What a wonderful gift to be able to share my passion for quilting and embroidery!
Dedication: I dedicate Soaring . . . to the courageous family members who assume the day-to-day care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Each is blessed with grace and love.
This quilt earned $50 for the AAQI.