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Thread: What quilt am I remembering???

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    Often I will save pics of quilts, for inspiration. Usually I am pretty good about marking them to designer, etc. And can fairly easily find it again in the computer folder I save them to.

    Now, I am thinking of a quilt, and want to use it as a guide to what I want to make, and cannot find it.

    It is not one found here on the QB. It is a portrait quilt, the background is a beige/cream/tan/peach kind of patchwork, and there is thread sketchs of different parts of a woman - hands in one spot, face in another, just the eye in another - and the entire head to chest in another place. All sketches different sizes, sort of blending together. All done in a brown thread.

    I have checked all the usual portrait quilt artists, and it is not even the style of any of those (at least not the ones I remembered to check). I Googled "portrait quilts" and of course that brought up a million different sites.

    I think it may have been something to do with Alzheimers or something, but am not postiive.

    Can anyone help?

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    I don't know but check out this alzheimer site. I scanned some of them and the closest I see would be "Faded" but I don't think that's it. I'll keep perusing.

    Silly me-forgot the link!
    http://www.alzquilts.org/loatallqu.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I don't know but check out this alzheimer site. I scanned some of them and the closest I see would be "Faded" but I don't think that's it. I'll keep perusing.

    Silly me-forgot the link!
    http://www.alzquilts.org/loatallqu.html
    Thanks for looking, the link though opens up the "see all" page, and I can't find one title only "faded", where did you find it?

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    Sorry-it was Fading. LT255 I think this is a better link:
    http://www.alzquilts.org/loatallqu.html

    Took me awhile to find where I found it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Sorry-it was Fading. LT255 I think this is a better link:
    http://www.alzquilts.org/loatallqu.html

    Took me awhile to find where I found it!
    No, that is not it - but WOW that is cool! As soon as I saw it, I am sort of thinking it was this artist. On her website (http://hollisart.com/gallery_figurative.php) - especially the way that "captured", "thirsty", "desert vision" & "blue tuareg" are just thread sketches on a pieced background, similar to what I am looking for. But the exact one is not there.

    Perhaps I should email her and ask.

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    I didn't think so because there's no arms, legs, etc. I'll keep my eye out! I went the the Shelbourn Museum in Vermont when they had an Alzheimer's quilt exhibit but I can't remember the quilts and you weren't allowed to take pictures.

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    Well, Hollis Chantelain got back to me, and it is not hers, so she suggested Lura Schwarz Smith, but it doesn't seem to be hers either. Will keep looking.

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    Found it! Woo-hoo!

    [url]http://mariaelkins.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ElkinsMaria-RedeemingFragments.jpg[/rl]

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    Looks like someone's doodling. Imagine doing that with thread!

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