LT360 - Helping One Another

LT360 - Helping One Another
Kathy Kennedy-Dennis
Houston, TX   USA

Width: 19.75"   Length: 16.75"

Designer: Quilt designer: Kathy Kennedy-Dennis Border designer: Shelley Swanland (shelleyswanland@gmail.com) provided the inspiration for the border with her small qilt entitled "Best Wishes & Good Luck", copyright 2009. This pattern was adapted to make the 3 inch border. www.shelleysstudio.com.

Materials/Techniques: Shelley Swanland's machine pieced cathedral windows pattern; machine piecing; hand sewing on the cathedral window edges; machine quilting; embellishment with beads.

Artist's Statement: This year several sources came together for this quilt. First was Shelley Swanland's class on machine pieced cathedral windows. I felt that they would be perfect for a 3" border. The pink fabric of the cathedral window edge came from Beth Hartford who dyes fabric and generously donates pieces to those who complete the $1,000 Promise for the AAQI. The purple batiks were chosen from extra 2" x 6" purple patches donated by quilters across the country. It takes all of us to make the pledge to raise funds to cure Alzheimer's disease become a reality.

The quilt features names of 53 quilting luminaries who were in attendance at the International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, October 2009. The following people signed on: Jennifer Amor, Christine Adams, Alex Anderson, Charlotte Warr Andersen, Frieda Anderson, Peggy Barkle, Wendy Butler Berns, Pokey Bolton, Karey Bresenhan, Lynn Roddy Brown, Karen Kay Buckley, Eleanor Burns, Linda Carlson, Karen Lee Carter, Hollis Chatelain, Darlene C. Christopherson, Susan Cleveland, Randall Cook, Pepper Cory, Meg Cox, Melody Crust, Nancy Brenan Daniel, Jacqueline de Jonge, Ginny Eckley, Noriko Endo, Cynthia England, Caryl Bryer Fallert, John Flynn, Marianne Fons, Flavin Glover, Nancy Goldsworthy, Morna McEver Golletz, Steen B. Hougs, Tracie Lyn Huskay, Lois Jarvis, Heidi Kaisand, Kathy Kansier, Susan Brubaker Knapp, Carol Lane-Saber, Libby Lehman, Inge Mardal, Laura D. Patrick, Jenny Raymond, Bethany Reynolds, Leslie Riley, Ami Simms, Pat Sloan, Mary Sorensen, Karen K. Stone, Ricky Tims, Barb Vlack, Cindy Walten, and Laura Wasilowski.
Kathy Kennedy-Dennis

Dedication: To the 1,000 people who are represented on purple patches for the upcoming exhibit of the AAQI entitled "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" and to the families and friends who continue to support their battle. May their names move others to action.

This quilt is displayed with a split sleeve.

This quilt earned $165 for the AAQI.