Tuesday, August 23, 2011


These are my latest quilts for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Esp'erer (hope) is a map of Haiti. After the 2010 earthquake I was looking at the map and thought where Haiti attaches to the Dominican Republic looked like a young girl of African descent. I put the map through a digital filter, made her face a warm brown and then printed the photo on cotton fabric. I then used oil pastels and thread to highlight the picture.

A Girl Justs Gotta Have Fun was a picture from Lizzie who resides in Australia and allowed me to use the picture. The Indian elephant had her foot forward and since my g-daughter is into nail polish, I put nail polish and a large brush on this adorable elephant. Not sure why since I usually don't do whimsy.

Laura let me use a picture of Avonlea in Queen Cavalier. I painted the printed cotton photo with oil pastels, acryllic paint and thread. I also used a little clear nail polish on the eyes and nose to make them glossy.

These quilts are numbers #7969, 7970 and 7971 at Alzquilts.org.
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2 comments:

Cat said...

popping over from Lizzies blog - absolutely love your quilts and the adorable elephant getting her toes painted - I lost my Nana to Alzheimer's one brain cell at a time - I thank you for doing these quilts to raise awareness ;'(
Cat ~ NZ

EllieB said...

Hi, I just want to let you know that your quilts are beautiful. I am visiting from Lizzie's blog and the quilt of the cute elephant makes me smile - the first thing I noticed was the attention to detail and the lovely colours - then I saw the nail polish and brush! I love it. Thank you for bringing more awareness to this terrible disease, and I wish you all the best with the exhibition.