I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Alzheimer's Quilts at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest
I showed a photo before leaving for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival that depicted the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative exhibit. Many visitors to the show found this display to be very emotional. Hardly any families are spared the tragedy of a loved one becoming afflicted with this disease that robs one of their memory and personality.
The names of victims written on purple strips are made into vertical quilts that are quilted beautifully and sometimes embellished.
So much love went into the small quilts that poignantly depict various aspects of Alzheimer's. It seems I did not record all the quiltmakers' names, but will show some of these quilts that I photographed and the stories that go with them.