Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cactus Care

My father had both Alzheimers & Parkinsons, and I was his caregiver.

In his honor this quilt reflects the Arizona desert he loved.

The cactus is an apt metaphore for many prickly moments as his condition progressed,

and the angles in the quilted sky reflect the unexpected directions our conversations took.
The years with Dad at our house, though, were also often bright & sunny
as these colors reflect.
There was much love sandwiched among the rocky times
which is reflected in the quilting at the base of the quilt.
This quilt was donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

Love you, Dad. I miss you

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  1. Oh Debbi, this mini quilt is beautiful! I love your choice of straight-line quilting for the background juxtaposing the round pebbles of the desert floor.
    I suggested AAQI as a possible charity for our quilt guild to support--what a wonderful way to memorialize your dad and to support current research. You rock!! See you Sunday!?

  2. What a lovely tribute to your Dad. I love it.

    And you've inspired me to head over to the AAQI site...
    and to remember my Dad, too.

  3. That's good.........took a lot of thought .