Quilt Art Inspired by Pianist Cecile Chaminade

Music, piano Music is my creative Muse.

The Inspiration for my Art Quilt “Opus 20” is Pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade
art quilt, opus 20, inspired by pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade

About Opus 20

  • Inspired by Cecile Chaminade and all of the Woman in history who composed music. Sadly they are often overlooked and aren’t found in the books of great composers!
  • It is a convergence quilt
  • Fabrics are from Timeless Treasures
  • It was machine pieced and quilted
  • Opus 20 is for Sale at Del~Lillian’s

Creating a piece worthy of a Pianist/Composer

I chose a beautiful collection of fabrics from Timeless Treasures.
This collection has black and white fabrics with flecks of gold along with fabrics that have dramatic shades of blue and navy.

These fabrics are a perfect match for the music of Cecile Chaminade: Full of drama and sweetness all in one piece. Kinda like life.

About Piano

Yes that is me playing in the video – I am still learning the piece.

I listen to classical and new age piano music while I quilt, cook, clean, and work at the computer.

I started taking piano lessons about 18 years ago and was introduced to all the great composers, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Bach…etc.

It was many years later that I discovered that there were many unsung heroes of the music world. Women Composers! I never knew.

“This is not a woman who composes, but a composer who is a woman” Ambroise Thomas

Quilted Art Inspired by Pianist Cecile Chaminade

Her compositions were so strong that, some critics thought her early publications were the work of a man.

Almost all of her compositions were published during her lifetime, and they sold well. Her music is elegant, tuneful, and often witty, and it is probable that critical evaluations of her music through much of the 20th century were based more on gender stereotypes than on the qualities of the work. *Encyclopedia Brittanica

I hope that my Art Quilt “Opus 20” is worthy of the pianist and composer who inspired it.

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art quilt, opus 20, inspired by pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade


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16 replies to Quilt Art Inspired by Pianist Cecile Chaminade

    • Thank you Sharon!

    • Thank You Janeen!

  1. Sadly, this is often the case just based on how men treated women in general long before woman even in the career field was widely accepted. This is a beautiful piece and represents the idea of the composer well. You have truly captured the feeling of beauty that the composer creates in their music.

    • It is sad and that young pianists aren’t always introduced to these works of art.
      Thank you for your kind words.

  2. This is great! You as talented in the art quilt area as you are in the music department. Bravo!

    • Thank you so much Carol! 🙂

  3. This piece is sublime! I love how it captures both the movement of the music but also it’s dynamic strength. Your fabric choices invite the viewer to look closer. Wonderful!

    • Thank you!

  4. Love your art quilt! The video presentation including the art work in the making and the music was perfect! I would think this piece and video is deserving of being in a museum somewhere.

    • Oh, That’s so sweet! Thank you. It was fun creating the video. Playing the piano and quilting are pure joys in my life 🙂

  5. Wow! The piece look stunning and thank you so much for sharing your talent (both quilting and musical) with us! I studied piano for about 10 years and I have never heard about women composers, the same way that while studying visual art history I have never heard of women arstist: this is why I run this blog hop! To open our minds and our hearts to all those talented people that didn’t receive much credit for what they did. Thanks again for being part of the blog hop and for interpreting such an interesting piece!!

    • Alida, Thank you for including me in the blog hop. It was a joy to be able to incorporate my passion for piano in a quilt presentation!

  6. Hi Adele, thanks so much for introducing me to Celine Chaminade. It’s true that we don’t hear of many women composers, and we are the poorer for it. I think that your quilt is a great tribute to the women composers. Your video is a great idea. It’s wonderful when our passions can come together!

    • Thank you Andree for your kind comments! There are many Women Composers that added to the beauty of Piano music.

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