I absolutely love it when an idea takes fruition and results in a finished product all in one day. Nimble Fingers Quilt Guild in Potomac, MD is collecting Alzheimer's quilts. Here's my finished 9"x12" quilt:
Here's how the creative process went: I went to Wikipedia and found some text on Alzheimer's symptoms and copied and pasted that text into Word. Then I went to google and searched for "word cloud". A word cloud is a program that takes some text and represents that text in a picture. The more a word is used the larger it appears in the word cloud. I found ABCya! word clouds and pasted the text into the program. The word "SUCH" turned out to be the most used word. So, I went back to Word and deleted all the SUCH's and added some "Alzheimer" here and there. Since I decided to use the Word cloud on an elephant, I selected a grey pallet. After I saved the word cloud, I printed it out on fabric. The next step was to google "royalty free elephant clip art" where I found a coloring page with the outline of the elephant. I brought the coloring page into my graphics program, sized it to 8x10, and printed it out on paper.
In my quilt cave, I traced the elephant onto a fusible and ironed it onto the back of the word cloud fabric, cut it out, and ironed it onto the background. A little satin stitching and binding completed the quilt. This little quilt was fast, fun, easy, and creatively satisfying. Woohoo!