Growing up in a family who put lot of importance on culture and arts, and being a sea lover, I earned a Marine Biology degree and a master's before fully putting my hands in the art world, and this is why recognizable marine elements and natural environments are often imagery in my quilts, besides emotionally strong subjects.After learning traditional quilting I explored hand-dyeing, painting on fabrics and the art of marbling discovering the great possibilities of these techniques in making award winning quilts, which have shown in national and international shows, and been published in national magazines (Magic Patch, Quiltitalia newsletter).Now I am working to better focus my creativity with the creation of structured artistic series, trying to channel the creative act spontaneously, making it less random and more refined.I regularly teach basic and advanced quilting/patchwork classes, I write for a magazine (Patchwork Magazine) and I'm enrolled in the "Quilt Judging Course" organized by the Quilters' Guild of British Islands, with the goal of being an accredited Quilt Judge by 2013.I exhibited my work at fairs and art contests, and I participated in group exhibitions and have held two solo exhibits.
ART QUILT: Artistic quilts made with a great variety of materials and techniques. From the tradition to the contemporaneity.
TRADITIONAL QUILTS: Bed quilts and decorative wall hangings, made in cotton with traditional techniques like piecing and applique.
Articles on magazines:
Patchwork Magazine (IT): Novembre/Dicembre '11 - Batik facile parte 1 (Flour paste batik 2)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Settembre/Ottobre '11 - Batik facile parte 1 (Flour paste batik 1)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Giugno/Luglio '11 - Fotoquilt bestiali (Animal photoquilts)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Aprile/Maggio '11 - Mostra quilt a Rocca Brivio (Rocca Brivio quilt show)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Marzo/Aprile '11 - Primavera in gilet (Spring vest)Quilt Pattern Magazine (USA): Febbraio '11 - Faced applique
Rocca Brivio 2011: Solo showMendrisio 2011 (Switzerland): Group showLoch Lomond quilt fest 2011 (Scotland): Group showCervia 2010: Group showTolmezzo 2010: Group showMonza 2010: Group show
juried and judged show (IN=international):
Bergamo 2011 - Delle vive paure e morte illusioniRossano 2011 (IN) - Mudra mantra mandalaVerona 2011 (IN) - Ceci ne sera pas un papillon - special prize for emotional impactMantova 2010 - La gorgone invidiosa - 3rd prizeBergamo 2010 - Il grande giudice - 3rd prizeBergamo 2010 - Crochi quercie e finferli - 1st prizeRossano 2010 - Orka Vortex - 2nd prize