Father and Art

We have been celebrating my husband, father of my sons today, but I’m also missing my own dad. He spent his professional life inside helicopter and jet engines but when he had leisure time he could be found in his workshop designing and making wonderful things…

shs whale
Hand carved whale made by my dad.

My dad made this table for me, at my request, so that I would be able to show off quilt blocks made by his mother.

table by dad blocks by nevada
The blocks in this table were made by my dad’s mother; a quilter, who died before I was born.

I remember when I was making this landscape and having a hard time finding fabric for the water and sand (it was before I painted fabric), my dad was giving me his artistic opinion and when I finally got it he gave me an excited “Yes!” Later I gifted the landscape to my parents and he made a beautiful frame for it. If I ever find the photo of it framed (or remember who was given the piece after my mom’s death) I’ll post it.

cliff shore mini quilt
This is a poor photo – the piece actually is straight!

I was very fortunate to have an artistic father and to have parents who were supportive of my art.

About Ann Scott

Working with fabric and fiber for over forty years. Design, instruction, and sales.
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