HI, AND WELCOME ON MY SITE!
I'm Silvia Dell'Aere, pizewinning textile artist, teacher and certified judge
Since when I started to quilt I draw inspiration from nature and sea to design my quilts, that have been exhibited nationally and internationally, earning several awards, including at the Festival of Quilts.I have been published on Italian and American magazines and I’m often hired to hold workshops and lectures.I’ve judged in quilt shows and to deepen my knowledge I’ve successfully attended the Quilters’ Guild Judging Course.Last year I’ve been chosen as international representative of QuiltItalia, the Italian National Quilt Guild.
Agosto 2014Festival of Quilts 2014: My quilt "Orkaloca" is Highly Commended
August 2014From August 7th to 11th I'll be at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Meet me at the EQA stand (A31) on Friday from 10 to 14 or on Sunday from 12 to 14.I'll show you the wonderful works of the members of the european associations that are part of EQA
October 2013After 2 years of study I received my certification as Quilt Judge ^_^
August 2013Both the quilts I entered at the Festival of Quilts have earned a prize. "The great judge" has been Highly commended"Hunting Song" has won 3rd prize in miniature category
August 2013I've been chosen as International Representative of QuiltItalia, the National Patchwork and Quilting Association
NOTE: courses are actually suspended. I will be back teaching on January 2015
Jurying / Judging service is always available
write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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).I regularly teach quilting/patchwork classes, I write for patchwork magazines and, after 2 years of enrollment in the "Quilt Judging Course" organized by the Quilters' Guild of British Islands, I've been certified as Quilt Judge in 2013.
Quilt Judge (after attending the 2 year Quilt Judging Course 2011-2013 organized by the Quilters' Guild of British Island)Judging:October 2013: Cinema Italiano (italian cinema) - International show
Articles on magazines:
QuiltItalia news (IT): Autumn 2013 - Miniature, piccoli grandi quilt (miniature quilts - essay)Patchwork Magazine (IT): N° 13 - 2012 - L'autunno in un centrotavola (table runner - project)Patchwork Magazine (IT): N° 12 - 2012 - Quando il patchwork diventa arte (reportage)Patchwork Magazine (IT): N° 11 - 2012 - Un brillante centrotavola (table runner - project)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Novembre/Dicembre '11 - Batik facile parte 2 (Flour paste batik 2 - tutorial)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Settembre/Ottobre '11 - Batik facile parte 1 (Flour paste batik 1 - tutorial)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Giugno/Luglio '11 - Fotoquilt bestiali (Animal photoquilts - project)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Aprile/Maggio '11 - Mostra quilt a Rocca Brivio (Reportage)Patchwork Magazine (IT): Marzo/Aprile '11 - Primavera in gilet (Spring vest - project)Quilt Pattern Magazine (USA): Febbraio '11 - Faced applique (tutoral)
International Quilt Festival Chicago 2014 - In Full Bloom: Juried group showInternational Quilt Festival Houston 2013 - In Full Bloom: Juried group showRocca Brivio 2013: Collaboration at the site specific installation "CreaManiAmo"Rocca Brivio 2012: Solo ShowRocca 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):
Birmingham 2013 - Hunting Song - 3rd prize MiniatureBirmingham 2013 - Il Grande Giudice - Highly CommendedBirmingham 2012 - Flower SynphonyBergamo 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
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.