I recently finished this quilt in honor of my mother-in-law who suffers from Alzheimer's. Many dementia patients have a special memory that is their safe & happy place. Helen's late teen years is that time for her. It brings her comfort in her ever diminishing world. She is depicted as floating because her memory is.
She is very dear and has always been good to me.
Our hearts go out to all those suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.