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Little Foundation Sculpture Project

    The W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation funded The Foothills Quilt Trail to commission a bronze sculpture to celebrate the heritage of quilting in Rowan County as well as quilting as an art form. The sculpture is a women quilting with a child looking over her shoulder. A surprise is under the quilt - a hidden boy watches his grandmother quilt from underneath the quilt frame.     

The sculptor is Stephen Tirone, an independent sculptor and retired Associate Professor of Art at Morehead State University.
    The sculpture is placed on the front lawn of the Rowan County Arts Center in Morehead, Kentucky
     It would not have been possible to place the statue without the support and cooperation of the Rowan County Fiscal Court (Nick Caudill, Anna Pecco, Ray White, Jerry Flannery, and Troy Perkins) and the Judge Executive Jim Nickell. They gave their permission to use the land in front of the Arts Center for this statue. 

    The following is a series of photos showing this amazing piece of work. The sculpture was dedicated in March of 2009.  Statue dedication photos are available at:
The photos for the dedication and those for the Rowan County Elementary School Quilt Drawings are mixed together on the above public site.

Sculptor - Stephen Tirone

Tirone Final Sculpture unveiled and in place
at the Rowan County Ats Center


Marti's grandaughter at 
the finished statue


Hidden Boy under the quilt