Sunday, March 7, 2010

Remember Us--AAQI--Mixed Media Fiber Art


Remember Us, Mixed Media Fiber Art, 9" x 12"
© 2010 Fannie Narte


The following words were free-motion stitched onto the background of this quilt. "Remember Us" was stitched in black; the remaining text was stitched in yellow thread to blend in with the background.

When our history
blurs, help
me
Remember Us.
Sing me our song,
and I will sing
with you.

Imagine losing all your history. No memories of your relationships. No memories of your family members. No memories of birthday cakes, the sound of family on Christmas morning, or the smell of freshly baked cinnamon bread in the kitchen.

No memories of your son's first date.
No memories of your daughter's wedding day.
No memories of your grandchild's first step.
No memories of your high school art teacher.

But sometimes, during those rare few seconds,
you hear that song, and you remember,
you remember for those precious few seconds,
that magical moment,
and your family's hearts dance,
for a lifetime.

This art quilt will be donated to AAQI for their auction benefitting Alzheimer's research.

Only three days left in this month's AAQI auction.

Trying to make a difference one art quilt at a time . . .

3 comments:

Scrappy Cat said...

Fannie - this is so beautiful and touching. You are so talented and you have such a big heart. I'm honored to call you my friend.

Diane said...

Holy Cow, Fannie, you've outdone yourself with this one! Awesome!

Jacq said...

Beautiful art work and thoughts.