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.
Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT, 2015
Winner, Purple Ribbon Exceptional Merit
International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, World of Beauty, 2015
MQX New England, Manchester, NH
Best Use Of Thread
3rd Place, Small Wallhanging
New England Quilt Museum, Gilding the Lily Exhibition, 2017
Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2016
Machine Quilting Unlimited, September/October 2016
Bittersweet Fabric Shop, promotional video
Machine Quilting Unlimited, 2017 Calendar