Saturday, August 14, 2010

Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope

During the Houston show in 2008, Diane Petersmarck ran a stay at home challenge [SAHC]. Lois Jarvis provided a piece of her Rust-Tex fabric for each of us. Then, if we used the fabric in one of the quilts, Diane's sister Beth, sent us a piece of her hand dyed silk velvet.

Basically, we all made our little quilts for Ami's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I made 5.  I used the Rust-Tex fabric for one; the other four used photos of my face broken up in different ways.  The Rust-Tex quilt and 2 photo quilts were put up for sale during the Houston show of 2009.  I thought maybe the other 2 were not good enough, since they were not put up for sale.  The 2 kept out featured my whole face; I thought maybe that was not acceptable.  At the time I was really disappointed. 

The Changing Face of Alzheimer's 2

Recently, that disappointment turned to elation. I was told those 2 were kept out because Ami was planning a traveling show for 2011. Approximately 100 quilts were kept out as possibilities. 53 quilts were picked out of that batch to be part of the show. One of mine is going to be in this exhibit, "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope".  I am thrilled and honored to be part of this traveling show which starts in January of 2011.  It is a totally unexpected surprise.  

If you would like to shop Lois' Rust-Tex store, click here
If you would like some of Beth's wonderful fabric, click here.

For a short time, all of the chosen quilts may be seen here

PS.  I really wish I had used someone elses' face.  I'm already tired of looking at 'me'.


Laura Krasinski said...

Ann.. congrat's.. I too had a couple quilts that I wasn't sure what was going on with them.. and one of them was picked for the exhibit.. I am sooo excited... I hope to see it in person...

Diane said...

Congrats on getting in to From Heartbreak to Hope, Ann!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful depiction of this horrible disease. I had a quilt traveling with the first AAQI. It was an honor and a privilege. Congratulations!

Beth said...

I was very fortunate to spend this past week with Ami along with sister Diane, Kathy Kennedy Dennis and Susan Paine in Boulder CO, where Ami filmed an episode of "The Quilt Show" that will be released early in December this year. The show was all about the new exhibit and we even hung part of the exhibit in the studio for the taping. It was a very emotional moment for us all as it was the first time any of us had seen the quilts much as they will hang in the exhibit when it travels next year. Congrats on being a part of it!!

Marti said...

Ann, you have such a creative mind - this quilt is another example of that creativity. It is wonderful, causes one to look again and ponder the disease called Alzheimer's. Well done and Congratulations!!

Ami said...

Your quilts haunted me for quite some time. I am so glad this one has found a good home in "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope." I know it will touch many hearts, as it has touched mine. Thank you for creating it for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
Ami Simms

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Ann: Congratulations! And believe in yourself and your art. You are GOOD! Keep making art, and BELIEVE!

Hugs, Sarah