Fading Memories, Too

Fading Memories, Too

9″ by 12″. Completed 2010.
My parents both suffered from Alzheimer’s. This quilt portrays them as young adults when they each served in the Navy in World War II, and as older adults after Alzheimer’s had started to rob them of their memories. The fabric in the quilt is made from photos taken over the course of their lives — representing all the memories that faded as Alzheimer’s progressed. The back of the quilt shows the photos which make up the montage.
This quilt is part of the “Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope” traveling exhibit.

1 thought on “Fading Memories, Too

  1. Hi Jean, I just read your note on the PAQA site about sponsoring the Heartbreak to Hope exhibit. I am sure it will be done from the chatter I get on the PAQA list. I didn’t know you were a PAQA member. I have enjoyed your talent, but hadn’t met you! The H to H quilt is stunning and brought tears to my eyes the first time I saw it. I am sure it will be a most moving experience when I see it in person. I had wondered where I might see it so Wisconsin isn’t too far. I live in Indiana and that is why I don’t make it to PAQA very often. I hate the Chicago traffic!! I am used to rural areas. Ha Ha.

    Keep up the good work.
    Marlene Woodfield

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