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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative..

I want to share this with all of you...I am very lucky to have had a quilt picked to go on the new traveling exhibit.  Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope.

Alex Anderson, Ami Simms, Ricky Tims
One in 10 people reading this knows someone with Alzheimer’s. For one in three, the person with Alzheimer’s is a family member.
Today, The Quilt Show premiers program #712. It features the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative, our grassroots effort to raise awareness and fund research. If Alzheimer’s has touched your life, please watch this important show and join our fight against Alzheimer’s.
The Quilt Show, hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, is a fully produced “television” show filmed in front of a studio audience. It is available on the Internet, 24/7. Click here, to be taken directly to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative show.
In the studio during filmingPlease share this news with your friends. Thousands of quilters, perhaps someone you know, have written the name(s) of a family member or friend who has/had Alzheimer’s on a purple patch of fabric. Those patches have been stitched into 182 “Name Quilts” honoring more than 10,000 individuals. The”Name Quilts,” along with 53 small format art quilts, make up the AAQI’s new traveling exhibit called “Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope.” A portion of “Alzheimer’s Illustrated” exhibit is shown on program #712 for the first time anywhere. The AAQI is looking for quilting groups to bring this poignant exhibit to their communities. Learn more here.
This is my quilt that will be in the traveling exhibit and this is what inspired me to make it

The Unknown Spirit

Laura Krasinski
Menomonee Falls, WI.

I was sitting in the waiting area of a mental health facility
reading my quilting magazine.  As I was sitting there a man
and his mother came in. She was there ( I found out later)
for her check up.  She has Alzheimers.  She had asked her
son very timidly," how old am I ? " He replied," 80 years old."
She continued in disbelief on how the time has gone
by so quickly. After she took a very short walk down
memory lane she asked again," how old am I?"...
her son replied," 80."The women was so sweet and
it just seemed so sad to me. I'm naming my quilt
THE UNKNOWN SPIRIT... for these unknown people
who are dealing with this disease we call Alzheimers


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

You touch my heart. My mom and I had the same conversation 412 times this past weekend when I moved her to a new home near me. It is a heart-breaking disease. The good days are when she recognizes Alex or me, and when she laughs.
hugs to you!!

Dotti said...

This is so poignant. I watched helplessly as my BFF slipped away and died in her 50's from dementia related complications. Pneumonia...her brain forgot how to cough.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Oh my....the piece is wonderful the stories from you and the comments heart wrenching. My mother is 86 and losing some of her memory a little more throughout the year. We are all praying that is slows down now as her health is good. It is dimentia though. So Sad that it is either the body going and the mind staying or vice versa.

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Marilyn Rock said...

Laura; your beautiful art with a cause always thrills me and moves me! You are an angel to so many! xxoo