This quilt represents a recurring dream I have had since I was a little girl. We used to live in a small house with silver aluminum siding right across from a railroad track. In my dream, I was separated from my mom by the railroad tracks—she at the house and me on the other side of the tracks. I couldn’t reach her. I’m just stuck as to how to represent her and me in this quilt. I need to be on the left side of the "track;" she needs to be beside the house on the right side of the track. I also want to add a quote onto the left side of the track. I would like the words to be readable, but I want the viewer to have to “work at it.” I don’t want them to be REAL obvious.
My mother was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Now, this quilt has new meaning for me. I think the track separating us represents Alzheimer’s. As in my dream…I can’t reach her.