Two More Quilts Sold!

13,398 - In The Flow


Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 8.25" Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Batiks and commercial cottons embellished with curved narrow-piecing and raw edge applique, metallic thread work and paint stick accents.

Artist Statement: Walking the path between caring for one's self and caring for others often creates the feeling of being overwhelmed, even submerged and walking under water. Sometimes flowing and sometimes turbulent, I seek to go 'into the flow' where I create bubbles of both time and space for myself and channel the energies into feeling the beauty of growth and deepening of my own inner strength, instead.

Dedication: For my mother, who now lives in a world of her own, and for my father who now does so as well. One lives here on earth, the other in the hereafter. Both are "In The Flow" in their own ways. May we all feel that sense of peace wherever we are.

This quilt earned $75.00 for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) where all profits go towards research funding for Alzheimer's Disease.


13,161 - East Meets West 

Michele Bilyeu
Salem, OR USA
Width: 12" Length: 9"

Materials/Techniques: Linen, sailcloth, and polished cottons with raw edge applique and free motion design stitching.

Artist Statement: I love the amazing variety of styles and types of quilts that are available to all of us, today. I wanted to work with a high impact, modern quilting approach, but with one that also incorporated the graceful elements of artistic design, as well.

Dedication: For anyone who loves the both the beauty and grace of the traditional eastern influences, as well as the striking modernity of the western impact of artistic expression.

A fabulous reader, wrote me and said she bought this quilt. It has not yet been marked 'sold' on the AAQI site but if you try to buy it, it shows it is no longer available..meaning she did buy it!  Sometimes, the website is slow to react, just like all of us humans who are behind the keys!
This quilt earned $50 for Alzheimer's research funding!

Thats $75 for one and $50 for the other...$125 more that I have earned for research funding. 

I AM THRILLED every single time AAQI sells one of my quilts and earns money to fight this hideous disease!

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!