Alice Jenks
"The Adventure of Widowhood"

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Garment Pictures

(Photo by Charles Fyer)

(Photo by Tom Caroll)

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Statement

Itís not an adventure I sought. Besides the loss of my best friend and partner of over 36 years, it was being alone for the first time in my life.

In 1999, 5 years after Charlieís death, I decided that it was time for a new beginning. I signed up for a Quilting Cruise that would take me to Italy , Greece , and France .

For my mantle, I chose turquoise Bourrette de soi (silk) from Revel , France and magenta Viscose (rayon) from Vienna , Austria .

The image of a chenille plant is from a photo taken in Rhodes , Greece . The single dahlias, purple clematis, and water lilies are from photos of Monetís garden at Giverny , France , and are a combination of hand embroidery, fabric paint, and machine embroidery.

Images on the magenta side were scanned into my computer, printed on fabric, then appliquťd by machine.

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