Gothenburg, NE USA
Width: 21" Length: 16"
Materials/Techniques: This 21"x16" signature quilt is an original design made with machine applied tulips with leaves that come from a printed fabric. The leaves are fused to the background, machine appliquéd and thread painted. The quilt is free motion machine quilted in silk thread. It is embellished with photo transfer butterflies and ladybugs that are embellished with bugle beads. Small flower and leaf beads embellish the quilt as well. I am so grateful for the work that Ami is doing to help find a cure or even a way to slow down the ravages of Alzheimer’s. My mother died of this disease May 25, 2011. It is my honor to help make small quilts for this cause.
Artist Statement: Fifty-nine quilting luminaries autographed the center block of this quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2010. This is an extraordinary collector's item signed by Naomi S. Adams, Alex Anderson, Charlotte Warr Andersen, Linda Ballard, Wendy Butler Berns, Betty Blais, Pokey Bolton, Karen Kay Buckley, Hollis Chatelain, Darlene C. Christopherson, Susan Cleveland, Meg Cox, Melody Crust, Carol Doak, Ginny Eckley, Nancy Eha, Lynda M. H. Faires, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Kaffe Fassett, John Flynn, Marlene Glickman, Flavin Glover, Morna McEver Golletz, Renae Haddadin, Sara Hochhauser, Jane Hall, Beth Hartford, Karin Hellaby, Pat Holly, Roberta Horton, Lois Jarvis, Sharlene Jorgenson, Lisa Kerpoe, Heidi Lund, Terrie H. Mangat, Mary Mashuta, Dierdra McElroy, Suzanne McNeill, Rebekah Meier, Marti Michell, Paula Nadelstern, Philippa Naylor, Sue Nickels, Sue Patton, Sharon Pederson, Jennie Rayment, Jenny Raymond, Bethany Reynolds, Diane Ricks, Jean B. Scharf, Ami Simms, Mary Sorenson, Melanie Testa, Ricky Tims, Larkin J. Van Horn, Barb Vlack, Cindy Walter, Laura Wasilowski, and Hanne Wellendorph.
Dedication: This quilt is dedicated to Mr. Ken Howard; my vocal music teacher at Waco High School in Waco, TX. He had a profound influence on my life and I grieved when he died from Alzheimer’s February 25, 2010. He attended the 45th Class Reunion of the Class of 62 in 2007; the tears flowed when his former students saw he was there. He was loved and respected by his students.
This quilt has a Split Sleeve.
This quilt earned $360 for the AAQI.