Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Plagues & Tangles

Although this quilt only made $45 for AAQI it took the longest to make and research. I printed pink and purple fabric which represented the plagues and tangles that infect the patient with Alzheimer's. I cut them in irregular strips and the sewed them together. I accented the plagues and tangles with thread. The black nerve has died because it was infected with tangles. The plagues are outside of the cells each are proteins. The silver and gold thread represents cells which are trying to fight the proteins. The healthy looking nerve cell on the left has been infected. I learned the power of thread color and the use of metallics. This quilt ended up with an organization that creates quilts based on microscopic photos - so it has a great home.
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