(Little Elm, TX)
Fannie grew up in Hawaii. She was eight years old when her mother taught her to hand applique a Sunbonnet Sue figure onto a square cut from a fabric rice bag. (In the 60's Hawaiian women purchased rice in 25- to 100-pound fabric bags. The bags were used as a substitute for "real" fabric.)
As a young adult, she made many quilts for her friends and family and specialized in memory quilts and Hawaiian quilts.
Her desire to find a purpose for her quiltmaking led her to the AAQI website.
In 2007, she joined the $1,000 Promise, pledging to raise $1,000 through the sale of her quilts. To date, she has donated over 50 quilts and has raised over $5,000.
Fannie calls herself a mixed media fiber artist and enjoys creating each day. She is grateful to participate in helping raise funds for Alzheimer's research and is thankful to be a part of the exhibit.