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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Finally - Post for SewCalGal's 2013 FMQ Challenge

Somehow, in trying to put up my next post, I inadvertently deleted this one. It is my AAQI entry made 7/24/2013. It was number 15231. I didn't mark the cloth at all, just sat down and quilted it - a first for me. Here's my entry directly from the site.

Kearstie Grenier
Libertyville, IL USA
Width: 8.75" Length: 11.25"
Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics and batting, metallic and trilobal polyester threads and hot fix Swarovski Crystals were used in this quilt. It was machine quilted entirely freehand, without any marking.
Artist Statement: This quilt was made in memory of my grandmother and her sisters, victims of dementia, and in response to SewCalGal's FMQ Challenge. Its faded colors that mingle with each other represent the beautiful memories that faded so quickly; the crystals represent the sparks of creativity my grandmother passed on to me through her paintings, ceramics, and example.
Dedication: Dedicated to my grandmother and her son, my father, who instilled in me a love of art and a passion to create.
This quilt earned $65 for the AAQI.