Saturday, February 11, 2012

Everyone Wins!

Lori over at Humble Quilts talks about the auctions on Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative and today I popped over to see what was up for auction.  Well, when I saw this I knew it had to come home to me.  My mom, who passed away in 2006 LOVED pigs. She gave me her piggy bank from when she was a little girl, she had pigs in her garden, a fat pink pig on her deck, she even had a blown glass pig with wings hanging from her light fixture in her kitchen. So how could I not bid on this amazing piece of work! I'll be sending it to my Dad, I know he will get a kick out of it and think of Mom every time he looks at it! Plus she would be pleased that the money is going to help those in need, my mother had a big heart and was a very kind person. I try to be more like her than me.....

Info on the piece:

Quilt #8819 - This Little Piggy

Barbara Beaumont
Hubbardston, MA USA

Width: 8.75" Length: 11.75"
Designer: Dover Publication/Ruth Soffer, Baby Animals Coloring Book, used with written permission.

Materials/Techniques: Cotton fabrics, polyester, rayon and cotton threads.

Artist Statement: These cute little pigs were free motion thread painted.

Dedication: Dedicated to all the families dealing with Alzheimer’s.

This quilt has Fast Finish Triangles.

Thank you Barbara, for making such a cute piece and for your generous donation.
Sharon

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a perfect piece for you! It is so cute! We raised pigs for many years, so we had a collection of pig items, too. We can just be glad it is not a "scratch & sniff" quilt. : )

Merilyn said...

What a gorgeous little quilt!!! I love pigs too, and the maker of this has really given the pigs such beautiful expressions!!! It's a lovely piece of work, glad it found an appreciative home!!!!

Lori said...

So sweet! I missed the quilt I wanted!!

Mimi said...

I love what you have to say about your mom. I think she would have loved this little quilt, too. Your dad will appreciate it, I am sure. Thanks for sharing.

Kathie said...

what a nice story....I bet it will make your Dad smile everyday.
Kathie