Monday, December 12, 2011

December Quilt for AAQI

I am tempted to quote Monty Python here - "And now for something completely different...!"

This is my quilt donation to AAQI for this month.  I've named it "The Cathedral Walls are Falling Down".  It started life as a rectangle of vintage quilting - cathedral window blocks to be exact.  As soon as I found it I knew it wanted to become an AAQI quilt but it took me awhile to figure out how.  I ended up deconstructing it into pieces with quite a bit of hand sewing involved.  Then I reassembled the pieces into a random shape which fit the size requirements. I added buttons at all the junctions and corners. 

I like the idea of it portraying something as solid as a cathedral slowly falling apart.  We look to our elders for guidance and wisdom but Alzheimers robs us of this privilege by making their minds crumble and fall apart like my imaginary cathedral.  Hopefully someone else will see what I see in this piece.

8 comments:

VivJM said...

Wow - this is amazing - and yes, very different! A very fitting quilt for the cause too, I can totally see the analogy with Alzheimers. Superb!

Juli said...

That is so neat Kerry! Quite intriguing indeed!

Lesley UK said...

That's a devastating but very accurate simile foe Alsheimer's. My MIL suffered from this, and we all felt so very helpless. Keep up the good, (and beatiful) work

Annie said...

That is stunning! Bet it earns a pretty penny for the cause!

Marjolein said...

Extraordinary, very creative!
The relation with Alzheimer is very clear. Well done!

shawkl said...

Very unusual, very artsy, very thought provoking. I like it!

Cathy K said...

Kerry, this is not only beautiful, but so creative! Great piece with a meaningful title and theme. You are amazing! Hugs, Cat

Diane said...

I'm a big fan of the cathedral window design and the way you have used your piece just fits with the description you gave it.