Both Aunt Gene and my great grandmother Miriam suffered from Alzheimer’s.
To say they were eccentric is to put it mildy….Aunt Gene lived in this house from childhood till her mid 80’s. No one was EVER allowed upstairs. I remember there being strings of used teabags hung across the window by the back door, so they could be used more than once. They washed their tinfoil. Aunt Gene never tossed a plastic container away.
When she got closer to leaving the house, she would give me random items…. ONE of a set of antimacassars–because if she gave me a matching set, I might sell it!!! A huge Hellmans jar of buttons and zippers. An isinglass toaster. A jar full of shells. Cardboard pieces wrapped with a few yards of hand made lace (by her, my great great grandmother or my great grandmother…)
When I made this, I wanted for nothing to be new. The main fabric was selvages, the netting from another project, the buttons from that jar, the teabag from a cup I enjoyed…
Spread the word!! IF you go to this link, my quilt is the last one (called Wouldn’t Aunt Gene Be Proud)…VOTE for me! Ask your friends too!! Thanks! http://quiltinggallery.com/2013/02/0…rative-quilts/