The title Raconteur - A Storyteller's Collection comes from the fact that all of the blocks within the quilt are named and each represents either an event that happened or place that I visited whilst I was making it. A few blocks are named after something significant that happened previously in my life.
The central block in this collection is called "I Remember", which I wrote for my mum. Mum unfortunately has dementia. when I made the block she had been suffering with it for about three years and by that stage although she could remember that I was a significant person in her life she no longer remembered who I was. Although there are six children in the family she had not seen most of the others for quite a time and as such they were total strangers to her.
The writing, which fades as it approaches the middle, reads
I remember Mum use to smile. She loved music. She loved knitting, but most of all she loved us. Sometimes she forgets.
Unfortunately now she remembers nothing. I am luckier than my siblings. I at least had the advantage of spending time with her in the past few years while she could still remember.