Monday, November 23, 2020

Remembering my Grandmother

My grandmother dressed for her high school graduation in Midvale, Idaho

A quilt I made about her for the ‘I Remember Mama’ exhibit for the International Quilt Festival in 2005/6. The background is a watercolor and transferred to fabric to recreate my parents kitchen in their first home. My daughter helped make this quilt too with some quilting and sewing on the pink rose buttons. A story of her life on the binding and my memories of her on the inside border. 

Last week I started a series of ink and watercolor paintings dedicated to my grandparents who were such a positive influence on my life. I drew their house from memory. Her favorite flower was a pink rose. Pink was her power color!

She taught me how to sew with all of her love and encouragement. She made quilts by hand in her youth and made all of her own clothes. I made all of my own clothes until I was in my early 30’s. 

These are all of the lasting memories that I have carried with me throughout my life. She was a positive influence. I did live with them when I was 18 while attending secretarial school for over six months. It was the highlight of my life. So thankful! 

8 months safe at home. These last few weeks have been a struggle, but today the outlook seems brighter! 


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