The patches are sewn with the wrong side facing out. They are washed out and dull while the brighter right side is on the inside - never to be seen again, such as the fate of a person with Alzheimers.
There will be over 10,000 names.
I had the honor of being able to quilt one of these pieces. It's been very moving to see a project of such enormous proportions come together so beautifully.
My husband's cousin - Henry Johannes died from Alzheimers. He was one of the dearest, nicest people I've ever known and in the end he knew no one; it was a heartbreak. It makes me stop and think and thank God for my good health.
Have a wonderful evening!