Gothenburg, NE USA
Width: 16.5" Length: 19.5"
Materials/Techniques: This quilt has a border fabric of brown silk dupioni and the binding is fuchsia silk dupioni. The signature block is quilted in YLI 100 wt. silk thread with ivy designs free motion stitched in gradated green thread, and the background quilting is quilted in YLI 100 wt. silk thread. I used embroidery designs from OESD designs; flowers and buds are raw edge appliqué and stitched with OESD poly thread with cotton batting in the center. I made this quilt to raise funds for finding a cure for Alzheimer's. My mother died of this disease in May 2011.
Artist Statement: Fifty-seven quilting luminaries autographed the center block of this quilt at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2011. This is an extraordinary collector's item signed by Charlotte Warr Andersen, Alex Anderson, Wendy Butler Berns, Karen Kay Buckley, Hollis Chatelain, Susan K. Cleveland, Vickie Clontz, Meg Cox, Susan Craig, Melody Crust, Jodie Davis, Martha DeLeonardis, Carol Doak, Marilyn Doheny, Ginny Eckley, Robbie Joy Eklow, Maria Elkins, Lisa B. Ellis, Cynthia England, Caryl Bryer Fallert, Dawn J. Farrier, John Flynn, Helen Frost, Gail Garber, Marlene Glickman, Lois Hallock, Karin Hellaby, Sara Hochhauser, Pam Holland, Roberta Horton, Marylin Huskamp, Tracie Lyn Huskamp, Kathy Kansier, Deb Karasik, Lisa Kerpoe, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Lynn Koolish, Emily March, author, Mary Mashuta, Dierdra A. McElroy, Suzanne McNeill, Cathy Miller, Nova Montgomery, Paula Nadelstern, Sue Patten, Sharon Pederson, Carla Peery, Nancy Prince, Diane Ricks, Jean B. Scharf, Ami Simms, Wendy Strumwasser, David Taylor, Ricky Tims, Barb Vlack, Lisa Walton and Kristal Wick.
Dedication: Dedicated to the families of those suffering with Alzheimer's.
This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.
This quilt earned $215 for the AAQI.