Monday, November 26, 2012

My AAQI Quilting: Registered and For Sale Soon!

My November Quilt of the Month is on it's way to AAQI!


12,614 - Imperfectly Perfect in Every Way! Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.5" Length: 11.5"
Designer: Original design

Materials/Techniques: Free-form cutting, piecing, and hand quilting of Asian fabrics with perle cotton stitches and glass beads.

Artist Statement: Using my own form of liberated and free-form-improvisational piecing and quilting, I wanted to capture, as well as contrast, the perfection of the form and design of the Geisha with the random and free-wheeling imperfection of free form flying geese with the large bauble effect of glass beads.



Dedication: For my beloved mother who loved all things Asian, as she went from never feeling perfect in any way.... to being totally perfect in her very own special, and unique way. Advanced Alzheimer's disease has stolen all that she was, and had...physically, intellectually, and emotionally. Nevertheless, her inner spirit is still apparent to those of us who know and love her.


And she joins my October Quilt of the Month!



12,230 - Well, Hello Kitty!
Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.25" Length: 11.25"

Materials/Techniques: Commercial cottons, free pieced stitching, hand quilting with 3D flying geese triangles and buttons.

Artist Statement: I am fascinated by the Japanese culture. Perhaps, it is because my mother loved all things Asian before Alzheimer's took away her memory. Perhaps it is because I have three Japanese members of my extended family that are very dear to me. I have always loved their cultural fascination with cute kitties in popular art and thought these little buttons must share a secret with the geisha as she looks at them with delight....and perhaps a bit of smile.


Dedication: With love for those who love all things Asian, kittens and AAQI.


Note:
No prices for either one yet at the AAQI website......but wouldn't they make the cutest pair staggered and hung side by side?? I tried this at home and they were just darling!!!
Just click on each quilt name to connect to their individual web pages at the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) 

And remember all profits from sales at auction by AAQI go directly to Alzheimer's Research!!!!


Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in the Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!