© 2023 by Ree Fagan. 

Dad

 
Artist's Statement
 

Gerry Sr. - He loved the ocean and boats.  A Coast Guard Lieutenant in the Philippines during WWII, he sailed the Caribbean, fished off the waters of Key West (with not a whole lot of luck), was a Cruising Club of America member and owned a boat marina in New Hampshire.

He had a quick wit, a dry sense of humor and a presence.  You knew he was in the room.  My Dad.  

Some funny things happened when I was working on this quilt. I would rip-out an area and say 'Sorry Dad'.  Some mornings I walked by the quilt and would say "Hey Dad, you're looking good today".  If I didn't think it was working, I would say 'Oh well, Dad.'  There were many conversations.  Still are as I pass it in the house. 

 

Material: Digitally Printed Silk Habotai, Polyester Batting, Silk Dupioni, Threads in Silk, Cotton, Polyester, Rayon, & Nylon in weights from 40 to 100. 

Techniques: Thread Painting, Free Motion Quilting, Textile Design. 

Competitions:

     Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT, 2015

          Winner, Purple Ribbon Exceptional Merit

     International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, World of Beauty, 2015

          Finalist

     MQX New England, Manchester, NH

          Best Use Of Thread

          3rd Place, Small Wallhanging

     New England Quilt Museum, Gilding the Lily Exhibition, 2017

Publications:

     Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2016

     Machine Quilting Unlimited, September/October 2016

     Bittersweet Fabric Shop, promotional video

     Machine Quilting Unlimited, 2017 Calendar

2015 - 29"w x 24" h