Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Estrogen Patch quilt

Yes, those are real estrogen patches on the bottom of the quilt - I did this quilt 2 years ago when there was a lot of controversy over hormone replacement therapy (that never changes). If you click on the image, you should be able to read the words stitched sideways and above the flowers.

The company that made the patches purchased the quilt, and then gave it as a gift to the nurse practitioner who arranged for their drug rep and I to meet.
Chapter 2 of the story: A doctor from France saw a picture of the quilt at the company's booth at a trade show/medical conference in France - she called her friend in Wisconsin and told her about the quilt - the friend saw a picture of it in my album at a quilt show in Wisconsin -
I'm so glad to be working in this medium!

materials: hand dyed and painted cotton sateen and silk, beads; free motion quilted

4 comments:

Karoda said...

Your story embodies one of my mantras, "trust the process".

I can't make out the words...please interpret.

jenclair said...

An example of a creative response that took on a life of its own. And, perhaps, of the "six degrees of separation" theory :)

Love the quilt; love the story.

Two Madonna Gals said...

What a wonderful use of non-tradtional materials. Thanks for visiting our neighboring blog. Barbara

Dale Anne said...

Julaine, I just LOVE how creative you were with this quilt.
Congrats on selling it and all the exposure you have gotten since!!!
GREAT JOB!!!
An HRT user - Dale Anne