Congratulations to Barbara Binotto for Best Wall Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek Charleston 2019.
"Acadia’s Own - Cobblestone Bridge” - Barbara Binotto - Island Falls, ME
Created from an original photo taken in May, 2016 during the run-off from the winter's snow. Spring greens and rushing waters highlight this piece, composed entirely of fabric and thread. Many techniques were used in this challenging piece to replicate as closely as possible all the details of the scene. Cobblestones are cut, shaded and sewn on individually, matching as closely as possible not only the color and shape of each rock but also its placement on the bridge. Detailed thread painting below the bridge invites the viewer into the distant woods. Individual rocks are composed of several blended fabrics, shaded with fabric inks and highlighted with thread painting. The turbulent water is represented with batting and thread painting, quilted closely to emphasize movement against the rocks. My most challenging piece to date, currently on the national quilt show circuit.