On the Artquilt list there was a lot of talk about going to Houston for the really big Quilt Festival (see the post below). Several of us who were not going joined a “Stay-at-home-Challenge” to make some Priority Alzheimer’s quilts
for Ami Simms’ fundraising effort. We decided to make as many small quilts for Ami’s auction as we could before November 4, 2007 while we were at home. Diane Petersmarck organized the project. I managed to make one little quilt.
TITLE: Remember the REAL ME
The quilt honors our Aunt Ginnie (yes, that's how she spelled her name). She had Alzheimer's for the last few years of her life. She was a favorite at the care facility because she was one of their most cheerful patients. She was, of course, vague, occasionally fearful, and sometimes confused, but she retained her sweetness.
She had been an expert needlepointer and an avid gardener. She maintained her 1/2 acre terraced garden all by herself until she was in her 80s.
I found a nice old photo of Ginnie and her daughter Judy.
I isolated Ginnie’s image and placed her on a scanned fabric background. I distorted the right side of the composite image using some tools in Paint Shop Pro. I printed the finished image on fabric and hand-quilted it.
You can see more of the stay-at-home-challenge quilts HERE
on a page Diane created for the project.
Labels: family, quilting