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4994 - A Family's Storm

Marlene Woodfield
LaPorte, IN    USA

Width: 9"   Length: 12"

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, Tsukeniko inks, markers, hand and machine applique.

Artist's Statement: Storms have peaks of intensity that terrify and cause the victims to tremble in fear. They also offer periods of relative calm between the thunder bolts and lightening. But then, without warning, the next violent strike causes physical damage beyond repair. Alzheimer's disease is a storm in the life of patients and family members, causing pain and anguish to all, like a powerful "force of nature". Memories are lost, capability deteriorates, and control disappears. In this quilt, the portrait of a mother and daughter shows the physical resemblance that transcends this tragic illness. The daughter gently reassures her mother, "While you do not know my name, I am your daughter. I am with you through the storms of life." The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative unites artists across the nation to raise funds for research in the hope for a brighter day--when storms will end and a cure will be found.

Dedication: In memory of my mother, Ruth Ludders Brown, who always encouraged my art work.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

Auction ends on October 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. (22:00 military time) Central Standard Time. Winners will be notified by email with payment instructions when the auction is over. Payment (Visa or MasterCard) is due by October 15th. Winners pay shipping via Priority Mail, plus insurance and 6% sales tax (MI residents only). Please read descriptions carefully. Note quilt size. All sales are final. Email quilt questions to Email bidding questions to Your generous bids are appreciated by the artists who made these beautiful quilts and by everyone struggling to end this vile disease. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is a national, grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research through art. It is run entirely by volunteers. All profits are used to fund research.

"Quilt #4994 - A Family's Storm"