7776 Symphony in Grey ($82.58)

7776  Symphony in Grey   ($82.58)

Rita Blocksom
Phoenix, AZ   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 10.5"

Designer: "Quilted Symphony" by Gloria Loughman. This piece is interpreted from Gloria's "Color Play" on page 92. The book was published in 2010 by C & T Publishing.

Materials/Techniques: I used my AccuQuilt Studio for cutting of the squares and circles. I have used machine embroidery, machine quilting and bead embellishment. The binding is a standard satin stitch. The grey color lends a masculine feel to this quilt, which honors my father.

Artist Statement: This piece was made in my father's honor. When I saw the book, "Quilted Symphony" by Gloria Loughman of Australia, I was very attracted to it immediately. I had taken classes with Gloria at Road to California and loved her work. I interpreted her design and resized it for AAQI. The greys lend both an air of sophistication and dignity along with the masculine feel. When I wrote Gloria for permission, she agreed, looking at my father's photo, that he was indeed a distinguished gentleman. This piece reflects that.
Rita Blocksom

Dedication: My father was a musician all of his life, although his genre was bluegrass and traditional country music. He played his guitar, (handcrafted by his son/my brother), steel guitar, and harmonica until the end. His grandfather was a one-man band. While I didn't get the "music gene", I used my quilt-ability to craft this piece in his memory. Alzheimer's experts here in Phoenix say that music is one of the last things held onto by memory-challenged people. That was true for my Dad and that provided our family with many lasting memories.

This quilt has a Plain Back.

This quilt earned $82.58 for the AAQI.