The Quilt Figurine by Willow Tree® captures a tender moment between mother and child as they quietly rock together in the warm embrace of a cherished quilt. While the word "quilt" is technically just a particular kind of blanket, most people ascribe it with a much deeper meaning. Many treasured quilts were made by loved ones, but even a quilt made in a factory can develop great personal significance. The moments spent wrapped in its soft folds are forever woven into its very fabric.
As artist Susan Lordi puts it: “I was thinking about metaphors of quilts. A lot about protection. A quilt makes us feel safe and warm. The rows of even stitching showing the passing of time, a meditative rhythm — like quieting and rocking a child. The warmth and coziness of a sleeping child — the tender connection — these quiet memories exist in anyone who has ever rocked a child in their arms.”
Susan Lordi's unique gift for expressing deep emotion with minimal sculptural detail is embodied in this Willow Tree figurine. The child's head resting on mother's shoulder. Mother's arms gently but securely encircling her child. These are the symbols of this moment, and they are beautifully captured for all time by this gifted artist.
• Resin figure of mother and child in a rocking chair
• Figures are wrapped in a cherished quilt
• Communicates heartfelt feeling through simple, but expressive design
• Cast from original sculpt by Susan Lordi
• Hand-painted to exacting specifications