Watercolor Coneflowers

Watercolor Coneflowers is my quilt for the Fall 2012 Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  It’s a small art quilt that I’ve been working on to donate to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (which has already raised over $773,000 to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and fund research).  Both of my parents suffered from Alzheimer’s, and you can read more about why I support AAQI here. Continue reading

A Cardinal for a Cause

As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, it pains me to say this, but Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals on winning the World Series.  Although the cardinal on my quilt looks a bit like the ones on the St. Louis uniforms, it was inspired by the cardinals that visit the bird feeder outside our kitchen window.

I made Winter Cardinal (9 inches by 12 inches) as a donation to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.  Both of my parents suffered from Alzheimer’s, so supporting the search for a cure is very important to me. Continue reading

Fading Memories

I made Fading Memories last year as a donation quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, which is a non-profit group raising money for Alzheimer’s research (over $520,000 so far!).

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.  The fabric in the quilt is made from photos taken over the course of their lives — representing all the memories that faded as the Alzheimer’s progressed.   Using family photos, I created a montage, and then printed the montage in five different values (light to dark) on fabric.  With this fabric, I created the ‘cut out’ portraits of my parents from their Navy portraits.

The back of the quilt shows the photo montage along with a more recent photo of my parents.

Fading Memories – back

This quilt is my post for the Spring 2011 Blogger’s Quilt Festival.