Sunday, June 17, 2012

Art Quilts Lowell 2012: Music

The MusicMaker: Uncle Dave

I found out today that The MusicMaker was accepted in Art Quilts Lowell 2012:Music at the Brush Gallery & Artist Studio.

The exhibit will be open August 9 - September 13, 2012.  A reception will be held Aug 11.  The exhibit was juror-ed by Karey Bresenhan co-founder of the International Quilt Festival.  How cool is that?

I met Uncle Dave Sturgell about twenty-five years ago when I interview him for an article for Bluegrass Magazine.  My husband went with me to the interview and we ended up staying the whole day.  He and his wife offered to make tomato sandwiches for us for lunch.  He spent the day telling me about all the beautiful instruments he had made.  One of his pride and joys was a guitar made for Johnny Cash.

Uncle Dave couldn't read a note of music but could play the most beautiful music ever.  My husband took the photograph that I used for my inspiration for this piece.  I included that photo on the book shelves.

I also found out today that my friend Bonnie Outllette had two pieces accepted, Bette and Elvis. Aren't these fun?

Elvis by Bonnie Ouellette
Bette by Bonnie Ouellette


  1. Congratulations, Marilyn! I love the fact that you included the actual photo on the bookshelf behind Uncle Dave.

  2. Thanks Linda, I wanted the things in the book case to be personal. One of the books is Foxfire 8, Uncle Dave was written up in that book many years ago.

  3. Congratulations! I just love Uncle Dave! Good work!

    1. Thanks Diane, Uncle Dave, not my real Uncle was quite the craftsman, both with wood and music.

  4. Hi, Marilyn. I have enjoyed following your blog and have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can get more details about it on my latest blog posting.

  5. Wow! thanks. I'm doing a lot of traveling now and don't always have access to wifi. I'll look at your blog and get the details.