"Erythema Migrans Rash" is one of fifty-two quilts in the series "52 Yarns of Lyme - The Lyme Dis-Ease Series" by Susan Jaenen-Griffin that includes traditional quilts, contemporary art quilts, 3d fiber pieces, abstract and mixed media pieces. The series tells the 'yarns' or stories of my journey with Lyme disease and how engaging in fiber art assisted in my recovery. The following is the artist statement for the quilt:
Fabrics are used in this quilt to express the rage of the EM rash which is only the beginning of worse things to come. Medical journals report that the presence of an Erythema Migrans Rash is “sufficient to make the diagnosis of Lyme” however; it is the controversy around the treatment and the bigger issue of the long term consequences of Lyme that is the real storm.
This is my wall hanging from Carolyn Hughey's "Esther the Easter Chicken" pattern. I made a wall hanging instead of a table runner. I named my small quilt "Ethel" because she is so surprised that she laid Easter Eggs. She makes me laugh and feel happy.