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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Cecile Trentini - 'Daily Inspiration'


Time to share with you the latest exhibition at the Art Quilt Gallery in Manhattan


 'Daily Inspiration' by Cecile Trentini: 12 November - 28 December 2013 
 

Cecile Trentini is a Swiss quilt artist - this is her Artist's Statement from The Art Quilt Gallery exhibition:

"My career as an artist started as a painter and creator of sculptural objects; I discovered quilt art rather by accident, but immediately felt at home in the world of fibre, replacing brush, canvas and paint with the sewing machine, fabrics and thread.

I think the main drive in my work is curiosity.  Many of my pieces start with the question What if?"  What if I used this technique, this particular material, what if I focussed on this theme?  I love to explore and play with ideas and materials.  My approach is often analytical, systematic, constructive, but just as often more intuitive and emotional.  My work draws as much from what I like in painting and sculpture as from seemingly insignificant details and materials of everyday life.
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'Rest(less)' - 32.3" x 20.9", 2011
Hand dyed and hand printed fabrics (cotton and organza), flour resisted and discharged fabrics.
Machine piecing, machine quilting.




'Ephemeral Delight' - 39.4" x 39.8", 2013
Cotton wholecloth, cupcake paper moulds.
Wholecloth, machine quilting.




'Tea Party' - 39" x 39.4", 2013
Cotton wholecloth, used tea bags.
Wholecloth, machine quilting.




'Working Days' - 46" x 46", 2013
Test swatches from Bernina factory.
Machine Piecing.





'Coffee Break' - 40.2" x 40.55", 2013
Cotton wholecloth, used coffee filters.
Wholecloth, machine quilting.




'Daily Beauty' - 93.3" x 65.75", 2010
Commercial, hand dyed/printed fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, polyester, organza, etc), plastic, netting, beads, sequins, buttons, etc, cosmetic cotton pads.
Hand and machine sewing, quilting, stitching, applique.





'Synthesis' - 29.5" x 39.4", 2008
Hand dyed and hand printed fabrics.
Machine piecing, couching, applique, machine stitching.





'Walking About' - 39" x 30.7", 2011
Hand printed fabric, cold wax resist.
Machine piecing, machine quilting, hand quilting.




'Daily Sweets' - 51.2" x 31.5", 2010
Hand dyed fabrics (cotton and silk), melted chocolate wrappers.
Machine piecing, hand sewing.





'Small Whirlwinds 1, 2 & 3'

'Small Whirlwinds 1' - 33.5" x 33", 2010
Monoprinted fabrics.
Machine piecing, machine quilting.


'Small Whirlwinds 2' - 30" x 30.3", 2010
Monoprinted fabrics.
Machine piecing, machine quilting.


'Small Whirlwinds 3' - 40" x 31.5", 2010
Monoprinted fabrics.
Machine piecing, machine quilting.



'Gold Mary' - 46.5" x 27.5", 2010
Hand printed and discharged wholecloth
Wholecloth, machine quilting.





You can find out more about Cecile here on her website.



For those who can't drop in then I hope my photos have inspired you as much as seeing the quilts has inspired me :)
    


For details of other fabric, yarn, trim and notion stores that I've visited around the world along with the NYC stores I love, exhibitions and events I've attended and wonderful people I've been lucky to meet click the links below or in my side bar :D



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23 comments:

  1. I love these types of posts! Thank you for bringing this to us "virtually."

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  2. These are amazing ( and inspiring indeed! :)

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  3. Lovely work, such pretty and happy patterns :)

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  4. wow, these are beautiful! thanks for showing them off so we could look without being there. my favorites are the cupcake liners and the tea bags quilts!

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  5. I enjoyed your post. I love seeing great photos from others. I have a similiar post this week.

    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2013/11/quilt-exhibit-part-2.html

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    1. I saw your posts, they're fabulous, and I remember that you included quilts by Maya Chaimovich who has previously exhibited at The Art Quilt Gallery in NYC. I posted about her exhibition a few months ago. I'm so lucky to work at The Art Quilt Gallery/The City Quilter and to see all these fabulous quilts, I know not everyone has the chance to get to exhibitions so I love to share them :D

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this exhibition - wow what stunning work! She really has a thing for circles! All her work is so different. What a talent.

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  7. Who would think cup cake papers and chocolate candy wrappers could look so phenomenal in a quilt! How fun to go experience this artist in person!

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  8. Love coffee break! Great quilts.

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  9. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing quilts! I can't reach any quilt show, so I do appreciate! x Teje

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    1. That's wonderful to hear Teje and that's exactly why I like to write about them, just for people like you. I'm so lucky to work at The City Quilter/The Art Quilt Gallery and to have access to all this inspiration :D

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  10. What unusual fabrics, I shall certainly look at the used tea bags in a new light from now on Chrissie :)

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  11. Great post. Cecile's work is so interesting. I wonder where she got her hands on the Bernina test swatches? I love that one! Hope you're fully back on your feet!

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    1. You've really made me wonder asking about the Bernina swatches, I'll see if I can find out! :D

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  12. Lovely designs! They are so striking yet simple. I especially like "Coffee Break."
    -The Chilly Dog

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  13. Wow all those quilts are amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us who can't make it to see them in person.

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    1. I'm so happy to share and so lucky to work at the store/gallery and get to see all these exhibitions and meet lots fab people :D

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  14. oh my word! The circles, the texture. What a body of work! Love it
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  15. Thank you for the inspiration! Stunning.

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  16. Wow! The quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with the online quilting community :). And thanks for visiting my blog :).

    Cheers,
    Jenn from Mellycoddle

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  17. Truly inspiring! Thank you for sharing with those of us who might not ever get out that way.

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  18. wow! these quilts are just amazing!! It is so neat to see quilts that are so different from what I usually make. My brain just doesn't work that way, so I'm amazed when I see others turn those unique items into gorgeous works of art.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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