I made this quilt for the 2012 Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Celebrity Quilt Auction, Sentinels at Sunset is a tribute to the caretakers that watch over those whose lives and lights are fading away.
The quilt was in a private collection for six years. After the Spring Wildfire in 2018, that burned over 200,000 acres in Southern Colorado, and got within only a few feet of my house (which was miraculously spared), I was speaking at the Colorado Quilt Council's 40th year celebration. A CQC member who had been the highest bidder at the auction, gifted it back to me. It was an emotional reunion. It is a treasure and having it gifted back to me remains one of the most precious acts I've experienced. This small quilt measures only 12" x 14".
 
 
 

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#8 Elizabeth Rivera 2020-10-24 07:01
Stunning, such an emotional touch in this quilt. I love it and want to imagine how you pieced together. You are a remarkable quilter. Thank you for sharing
#7 Peggy 2020-10-21 09:50
I love it! Keeping a watch over all. So thoughtful.
#6 Linda H. 2020-10-21 07:45
I was particularly touched by this quilt because I am currently the caregiver for my husband who has terminal cancer. the quilt is beautiful - thank you for the tribute to those who work very hard to care for those losing their battle for life.
#5 Paula K Martin 2020-10-21 05:56
To simply look at this beautiful but to know the meaning and the story even more special.
#4 Beth Owen 2020-10-21 05:25
:-) A beautiful act of kindness and admiration! The little quilt is lovely!
#3 Janet Inglis 2020-10-21 02:33
Sentinels at Sunset is a beautiful quilt. Your lovely story of its return touched my heart. I care for my 96 year old husband; we’ve been married 19 years. He does not have Alzheimer’s, for this I thank the Lord. He had been diagnosed with it before I met him; people prayed for him and when we had him checked 4 years later by a neurologist-the re was no sign of it. Only normal aging. Thank you for showing us your beautiful quilt.
#2 Dixie Alms 2020-10-20 23:22
That's absolutely stunning! I can imagine what it meant to get it back after the fires.
#1 Diane 2020-10-20 22:26
Such a special story and beautiful quilt. I love the flow of the quilting and the caretakers--thi s is a perfect quilt. I'm glad you were gifted it back.

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