Suzanne Riggio’s Quilted Art Tribute for her Husband [ with her permission to post]

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Art Quilt
Size:  20” x 20”
Date:  June 13, 2014
Dedication:  Happy birthday to Rig
Acknowledgement:  Based on a photograph by Rita G. Mouton
Materials:  Sun-printed and painted cotton by Sue Andrus, upholstery fabric, organic cotton batting, cotton print by Moda,  gold metallic thread, invisible thead
Techniques:  applique, fusing, machine embroidery, machine quilting
Colors:  yellow, mauve, burgundy, gold
Suzanne Mouton Riggio
Story:  On June 13, 2014, my husband Donald Riggio celebrated his 88th birthday.  We had been married since August 30, 1952, almost 62 years earlier.  As I write this, we are waiting for God and remembering our incredible journey together: five wonderful children, the expansion of our family, extensive careers in music and art, and a fruitful retirement.  My sister-in-law’s photograph of the two of us strolling and rolling down the driveway was the inspiration for this birthday gift for Rig, the love of my life.
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