Sandy, UT USA
Width: 16" Length: 16"
Materials/Techniques: Free standing machine embroidery pattern (OESD) stitched on ivory organza. Embroidery set into quilt and cut away to let light through. Intense quilting to create designs. Made of cotton/silk sateen, silk thread, silk/metallic thread, wool batting.
Artist Statement: My mother's name is Joyce. This quilt is about her. I rejoice in her life!
I always knew my mother was the smartest woman ever. There is nothing she couldn't do! She was a dictionary and encyclopedia all rolled into one. Everyone who knew her quickly understood she was the woman to go to if you needed something to be done well. Now she is suffering from "a malady that I don't remember the name of,” or what we call Alzheimer's. She still loves to quilt, though her projects lack the precision they once had.
This quilt was designed around a piece of machine embroidery so that my mom could help me in its construction. With a little help she was able to keep the machine embroidery running. Knowing that she was able to help with a quilt that will be used to raise money to fight against Alzheimer's brought tears to her eyes. I am honored to be able to join with the AAQI in raising funds to end this terrible disease.
Dedication: This quilt is dedicated to my mother, who continues to live her life full of love, though her memory fades.
This quilt has a Traditional Sleeve.
This quilt earned $710 for the AAQI.
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