This quilt is dedicated to my son Ludovico, and to his fiancee Francesca. Ludovico died in automobile accident, but this great love will remain forever. Making this quilt, helped me immensly: painting his face and his embrace was like having him here with me again.
Finalist at Pacific International Quilt Festival XIX “Escape” Quilt Competition. Santa Clara – California
Techniques: paints for cotton fabric, rayon threads, hand pieces, machine pieced, hand and machine quilted.
Materials: cotton, rayon and gradate threads, paint for fabric, silk.
Some time ago i saw a black and white photograph in a magazine; there were two people kissing each other seen from above. It was wartime and the man was wearing a uniform. What impressed me was their love, in spite of everything.
A few days later, i looked out of the window from upstairs and saw my son kissing his girlfriend. So I was inspired to create this quilt, with their portraits which i painted with textile paints.
I have played with different thicknesses of batting to give a three dimensional effect, and I have machine embroidered all the leaves, flowers and stones.
“Fujix Limited award” in Tokyo. Exhibited at Metropolitan Art Museum, American Quilters Society Museum- Kentucky, International Quilt Study Center – University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Finalist at International Competition “A World of Beauty” – The International Quilt Association – Houston.
Techniques: painting on fabric, appliquè, broiderie perse, free motion embroidered.
Materials: cotton fabrics, batiks, textile paints, adhesive for fabrics, rayon threads.