Thursday, November 26, 2009
Since my return from London, I have neglected my blogging. But, not my quilting. I have four new miniature quilts to send to Ami Simms for the monthly Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative auction and sale. I've been donating quilts for a few years now and have decided to increase my donations this year. This group of hand stitched quilts include two Polar Bear Novelty fabrics that depict the spirit of the holiday season. I'm hoping they sell during the Christmas buying season.
The third quilt is Psalm 30-Star. This one has Batik fabric applique. Finally is what I call Unraveled Heart. This is a little patchwork with a heart applique also has a raw edge applique of antique lace in the center. The quilt represents the unraveled feelings that many family members experience when they learn their loved on is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
All of my quilts are dedicated to my mother, who suffered for many years from Alzheimer's and who was an excellent seamstress and quilter.
If you wish to browse the Alzheimer quilts that are offered for auction or sale, click on my side bar to visit my page of quilts or AlzQuilts.org for the home page.
Happy Thanksgiving To All!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Patchwork Daisy is complete. A rename to DeVere Daisy I think is in order. This little patchwork was made 100% in England. I used patches I brought with me and the daisies were cut from some Beatrix Potter fabric I bought here. The pedals are raw edge applique and the centers needle turn. The little quilt measures 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. I plan to frame it as a remembrance of a wonderful holiday. This will be my last post until I return to the states.