Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.25" Length: 11.25"
Materials/Techniques: Needlepoint panel of Aida cloth and embroidery floss, silk necktie opened up and used as the border, with vintage buttons for trim.
Artist Statement: I created this little needlepoint art quilt, with its sampler like neckties and buttons, in memory of a dear friend's husband who had just passed away suddenly after a short illness. His life ended with the sudden and severe challenges of dementia. After his passing, my friend gave me some of her husband's neckties to use as the border, and I remember telling her then, that all of us are 'tied together by love."
Dedication: In memory of Clay and all those whose families face the challenges of illness complicated by Alzheimer's or a related dementia. May we always remember that we are truly connected by our love for one another, as well as by our shared challenges. Our lives are a sampler of both good times and bad times, but the love and the caring for one another tie us all together with love.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $55 for the AAQI.