Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I'm calling it "Almost Amish".
I wanted to use some pieces of fabric from the Sunflower Amish quilt I finished that Libby hand dyed. Then I found the wonderful funky black fabric which kind of reminded me of cells and when I came across the lime it all worked- hence the name, Almost Amish.
I used the broken dishes pattern to honor all those with Alzheimer's that used to be wonderful cooks, including my mom.
Last week she had an old cookbook on her kitchen table and while I thumbed through it we talked about her previous job (s) as a cook for hospitals and nursing homes. We found one of her weekly menus in the cookbook and I'm came across several large serving recipes. (to 50 pounds of hamburger....) I am always amazed at the good feelings food can evoke. (is it any wonder I'll always struggle with my weight?!) I left her house feeling peaceful, which isn't generally the case.
This little quilt is the result of that morning with my mom.
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