Excerpt from Quiring’s Fall 2017, Edition 7 newsletter
Quiring Monuments was honored to receive multiple awards in three different categories at the American Institute of Commemorative Art design contest held September 2017, including an award in the prestigious and competitive Public Memorial category. These memorials are truly the result of a team effort as we take a design concept and then create a permanent piece of custom memorial art. In the Public Memorials category, a First Place Award was received for a memorial commemorating Darcelle XV, a legendary performer and tireless advocate for AIDS awareness and support in Oregon. The granite monument will serve as way to honor all Oregonians who have lost their lives to HIV/ AIDS and also to appreciate those who have cared for impacted individuals and their loved ones. The memorial features two large gray granite spires encasing a red granite ribbon. The red ribbon is symbolic of people living with HIV/Aids. The base the memorial sits on is shaped like the outline of the state of Oregon.
In the Flat Markers category, a Third Place Award was received for the Pulido marker. Alejandro Pulido passed away at the tender age of 15, just shy of his 16th birthday, after he and a friend were both struck by cars while trying to cross a busy highway. He was a fan of the Avengers and his family wanted that incorporated into his memorial. Our Artist was asked to create a montage of several of his favorite heroes. We combined that with a full-color ceramic steel photo and a most fitting and appropriate epitaph provided by the family.
In the Small Monuments category, a Second Place Award was received for Monagon. Aden was two years old when he received a John Deere electric ‘‘Gator’’ tractor and from that day forward there wasn’t a day that went by where he couldn’t be found driving it around the family farm. Naturally, that image had to be included on his memorial so we dedicated the back of the monument to include a portrait of Aden in his John Deere traveling down from a pair of barn doors toward the viewer. Aden’s portrait perfectly captures the “brightness” of his personality and since the granite itself was green, we were able to utilize the polish to emulate the trademark green of the John Deere. Because of the importance of the imagery on the back, the front was left simple and elegant with name, dates and a bronze flame accented by the alcove. The flame itself is representative of the light of Aden’s spirit that will always shine as echoed in the epitaph on the back and tying the two sides together.
Full-Color Glass Inlays are a new and easy option to add permanent color to your granite memorial without the use of paint that can weather and fade away a er time. For hundreds of years, colored glass was produced in various ways. A little-known fact is that colored glass never fades. Our glass is made using the best ingredients. Computer-controlled kilns ensure that our fusing, re-polishing and annealing technique result in a perfect finish that is up to 200 times harder than regular plate glass. The finished color inlays are as tough as sandblasted granite designs. Hundreds of stock designs are available. We can produce any custom design, or you can use existing Memories in Granite graphics and convert that to a full-color design.
Contact your customer service representative for information about pricing and display samples. We have recently updated our dealers catalog site. You can now visit our new and improved online catalog at https://dealers.monuments.com. The site includes helpful resources and documents for your customers full access to our design catalog, and the unique ability to customize the site using your company logo, color accents, unique taglines and much more! This is an invaluable tool to use when meeting with your customer and we will be introducing added features to this site in the future including an online design tool. Stay tuned for more updates! We’re offering this unique service FREE to our valued wholesale partners. Please contact your customer service representative at Quiring to start the process.
Jon Reece, President/General Manager Quiring Monuments, Inc.
9608 Aurora Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103-3296
Phone 206.522.8400 // Fax 206.523.7469 // Mobile 206.300.3228 // E-Mail Jonr@Monuments.com // www.monuments.com