Quilting for a wonderful cause

lynne's-quilt-fiveMy sister Lynne has always been sewing ever since I can remember.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveShe lives in North Carolina now, and she recently contributed one of her quilts, which she created especially for Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.

My creation

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative have been auctioning off quilts to raise money for the awareness and fund research through art.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveThe quilts were part of a traveling show, which reported selling 969 Quilts sold in Houston on Twitter yesterday.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveLynne's art quilting is beautiful, and I am so proud of her for donating such a lovely quilt. She called this quilt, Susan's bench.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveMy other sister, Susan lives in Pennsylvania. Susan is a fiber artist and took a beautiful photograph of this bench, which she gave to Lynne.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveLynne transferred the photograph to fabric, and accented the details with other fabrics, adding stitching to highlight areas of interest. I love that shadow. She added the words Forget-Me-Not in the quilt.

My creation

lynne's-quilt-fiveShe recently sent me some lovely fall photographs.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveI always notice how Lynne's sense of design whether in a photograph, creating other beautiful creations, always reflects her love of patterns.

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lynne's-quilt-fiveThe song for this post is Moonglow. Lynne will be opening up a shop soon on Etsy and selling her gorgeous creations. Susan has a shop called PA Fiber Artist, and just opened up a second shop called Boutique de Bijou where she is designing jewelry.

Blowing Rock 108I have shared my sister Lynne's lovely pillows and quilts before, like her lovely black and white toile pillow and quilt that she created for me as a gift.

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It's a funny thing about life. My sister's and I used to make each other our gifts when we were young, we dreamed of having our things for sale in one shop. We each traveled down different paths through our creativity and now we will all be meeting on Etsy. My hot air balloon listing is in a contest on Etsy today, if you would like to vote for me click HERE.
Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Karen,
The talents just run in your family! I am so impressed with that bench quilt...and the wonderful title of Forget-me-not!What a beautiful labor of love your sister creates! God bless you all, you wonderful artists!!! Bisous, Anita

Beverly said...

This bench photo and quilt speak to me of moments of contemplation and reflection. What a touching tribute of love between sisters.

Thank you for sharing your sisters with us.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Karen,

Thank you s o much for sharing your sisters with us. The quilt is lovely and the pictures are beautifully done - love the way they are framed.

You are talented women.

Carol

Rhonda Roo said...

WOW. I always wish to be a fly on the wall (or maybe a spider on a hat!) when sister's like ya'll get together for holidays or retreats-the creative energy that must abound in one space, surely i would catch a bit of it!!
Those quilts and photos are incredible.

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what beautiful creative quilts your sister makes. How wonderful that they are raising funds for such a worthy cauase
Alison

Snap said...

Beautiful quilt! Lovely work. I think a *Sisters Etsy Shop* sounds divine. There were so many special quilts at the festival. We did stop by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, the ones for Breast Cancer and Linus Project. Linus is near and dear to my heart and I've given several small afghans to them.

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous work and the idea of the three of you following creative dreams and meeting at Etsy is inspiring.

Always a joy to visit your blog.

Zuzu

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I'm speechless and I'm in Aw of the beauty in this quilt and the words "Forget-me-Not" just touched my heart.
Your family is amazingly gifted and
I truly mean this.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,
Elizabeth

LiLi M. said...

You and your sisters are soo talented! I love your art! And this is a great cause of course. Bravo!

Donna said...

You and your sisters are all very talented, Karen. What a lovely quilt and the wonderful words of forget-me-not are just perfect.

Hugs,
Donna

Patricia said...

The black and white toile quilt is beautiful - I love the combination of black, white and cream. The bicycle photo is so dreamy !!!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Karen,
Oh - my - what talented sisters you all are and how fun that the three of you share a love for beauty and the arts.
The bench photo and quilt is lovey and very special that your sister was involved in raising money for such a wonderful cause.

Thank you for sharing the love between sisters.
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

Kathleen Grace said...

Clearly a love of art and beauty runs in the family:>) Were your parents artistic? What a lovely thing to do, donating the quilt for a very worthy cause:>)

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