Memo on Tuesday July 26, 2011
Our hearts and prayers go out to our fellow participant Nina Lise Moen and her country – Norway – for those families and friends whom lost their loved ones this past week. You are in our thoughts.
By Nina Lise Moen from Norway
Panel Name: “Comfort”
Dream Theme: “Community”
Materials & Techniques Used: Cotton fabrics, fabric paint, machine applique and free motion quilting
What is the story behind your panel?
“I have always had a soft spot for children, especially children who have lost their parents and are left to fight for themselves, and children growing up in an abusive environment where home is anything but safe.
I am so lucky to be a grandmother of a wonderful little boy and get to spend a lot of time with him. One day, when he was snuggling into my arms watching children’s TV, I looked at him and thought…..
…”all children should have this, someone they are so totally comfortable and safe with: someone who will comfort them when they are sad or scared or just needs a soft place to land…. My next thought was… “I have found my dream theme!”
I had an idea of how I would translate my dream into fabric, but one day the image of these two birds popped into my head. I drew a little sketch, and later a full size illustration which I used as an applique pattern.”