Fibroblasting

 Depicted from the photograph by Michael Dame, Research Associate, Pathology

     My quilt is a rendition of Michael Dame’s photograph of a fibroblast.  It is a human skin cell growing in a culture and labeled with various dyes that distinguish the proteins that allow the cell to adhere and to spread. I am thankful to have permission to use Mr. Dame’s amazing photograph!

   The background is machine quilted with hand sewn embellishments that include: Czech glass beads, fiber optic beads, tear drop shells, and Betel nut halves. Layers of tulle, satin ribbons, and various fabrics are hand sewn with raw edge and turned under appliqué techniques. 

   As Michael Dame and his fellow researchers pass by this quilt, I hope they will feel the honor, respect, and thankfulness I feel for their dedication, hard work, and talent!

 

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