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Ribbons et Publications

The Tree of Life and the Four Elements

  • 2020 Second prize in my category, Virtual competition, U.S.

  • 2020 First prize in my category, Virtual competition, U.K.

Artist statement

This quilt is a tribute to Mother Nature and her four elements along with one of my favorite subjects, the tree of life. The fire is represented by the sun Mandala in the background, the water by the river and the waterfall, the air by the clouds, and the earth by the mountains and the ground. All of these elements are essential for our survival, and to all life. Let's protect them!

Colourful Dream

  • 2019 First prize in my category, IQA, Houston, U.S.A

  • 2018 First prize in my category, AQS Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A

  • 2018 Best domestic machine quilting, NJS, Vancouver, BC

  • 2018 Second prize in my category, AQS Landcaster, PA, U.S.A

  • 2017 Gammill Best Wall Quilt, AQS Fall Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A                

 

Artist statement

 When I saw the new contest offer in Paducah, I told myself that if I had an original idea, I was going to do it. Within five minutes, I sat at the computer, saw a picture of an elephant and in a flash of enlightenment, I knew exactly what I wanted. I call such quilts “quilts of divine inspiration” because of the strong inner knowing that it is the right path to pursue. I knew, deep down, that it was important to follow through with this project. I wanted to produce a mosaic effect and also include some impression of depth. But how? I had to empty my mind and believe in the process. So I have been patient and I have let creative revelations guide me along the way. Because patience is golden. And confidence can be generous.

I could say that Colourful Dream was meant to be.

Do You See What I See

  • 2019 First prize in my category, AQS, Fall Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A

Artist statement

When I was a teenager, a mother fox would bring her five cubs outside our house to be fed. Later on, in the summer, only one pup stayed and roamed around my parents' house. He wasn’t tamed, but we could sense he had a very gentle soul. I always enjoyed witnessing innocent interaction between different species, and this is why I decided to portray this fox looking inquisitively at another gentle soul, a delicate butterfly.

Tree of Life

  • 2019  Best domestic machine quilting, NJS, Ottawa, CA

Artist statement

There is something about the tree of life that is inspiring, grounding, and calming to me. Without the sun represented in the background, life would not exist. The sun was designed separately and transferred onto the fabric. 
The leaves were applied after the stitching was all done..

Once Upon a Time

  • 2021 Second prize, NJS, Virtual competition, Canada
  • 2020 Judges' choice, Road to California, Virtual competition, U.S.
  • 2019 Third prize, AQS Daytona, Florida, U.S.A
  • 2019 Gammill Best Wall, AQS Fall Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A

232,271 stitches
3766 morceaux

Artist statement

After I made the Colourful Dream elephant using a technique that left a thin black space surrounding each piece, I decided to further test it on this new design. After deciding on my main subject, the owl, the surrounding decor emerged gradually. Then came the idea to depict a fairytale landscape inviting the viewer to imagine their own storyline; the key, the castle, the frog and the crown guiding the observer through the outline of a fantastic scenario.

People ask me the reason behind certain details, and my answer is always: “Your guess is as good as mine.”

Gentle Soul

  • 2018 Best small quilt award, Essex Junction, Vermont, U.S.A

Artist statement

I like to render real subjects and produce the most realistic portrayal while distorting lifelikeness by playing with shapes and colours. Horses, with their loose floating mane and graceful silhouette, always put me in a state of free rein and lightness of spirit. I am a true animal lover. The purity and innocence they radiate lead me to a perfect escape from reality that I try to translate into fabric.

And thus, my goal is always to make my subject speak, provoke an emotion or recall a memory with its eyes, its movement, and its peacefulness.

Indécision

  • 2017 Third prize, National Jury Show, Toronto, Canada

Artist statement

I am a cat lover and decided to capture the intense gaze of my lovely Maggie and let the observer make their own interpretation of what she might be thinking or might do next.

Printemps

  • 2016 First prize in my category, Québec Quilt, Montréal, CA

Trend-Tex challenge

The Trend-Tex challenge consists of creating an original quilt, starting with a given theme and using only five pieces of fabric of one-quarter of a meter each supplied by the Canadian Quilter Association.

I won three years in the row

In 2011 the theme was " Quilting in the forest" 

In 2012 the theme was " At home in my garden by the sea "

In 2013 the theme was " Sunshine and Vines "

Magical forest

 2011

Home Sweet Home

2012

 

Sunshine and Wine

2013

 

 

Août 2020, Revue Art Quilt Studio, Stampington & Company, U.S.A 

Juin 2020, Revue Art Quilt Studio, Stampington & Company, U.S.A

Octobre 2019, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Juillet 2019,  Page couverture, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Janvier 2019, Revue Americaine AQS " Once Upon a Time" Article

Novembre 2018, Revue Americaine AQS " Colourful Dream" Article

Octobre 2018, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Octobre 2018, Revue Americaine AQS " Colourful Dream" Article

Juillet 2018, Revue Americaine AQS " Colourful Dream" Article

Janvier 2018, Revue Americaine AQS " Colourful Dream" Article

Janvier 2018, Revue Americaine AQS " Colourful Dream" Article

Octobre 2017, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Janvier 2017, Entrevue, Télévision communautaire local TCBH Part 2

https://www.facebook.com/TCBHP/videos/2105145629716943/

Decembre 2017, Entrevue, Télévision communautaire local TCBH Part 1

https://www.facebook.com/TCBHP/videos/1904413356456839/

Decembre 2017, Entrevue Télévision CIMT TV nouvelles "Colourful Dream"

https://cimtchau.ca/nouvelles/le-talent-dune-pistoloise-reconnu-linternational/

Novembre 2017, Journal Info Dimanche, Page couverture et article

Août 2017, Entrevue anglais, "Colourful Dream" AQS Fall Paducah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI2L9LyEL9k

Novembre 2016, Entrevue, Télévision communautaire local TCBH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wqmJvAkZeE

Août 2013, Journal  l'Horizon, Article

Août 2013, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Août 2012, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Août 2011, Revue Association Canadienne de la Courtepointe

Automne 2011,  Revue Canadienne, A Needle Pulling Thread,  Page couverture et article

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