"Eye See My Beloved"
Quilt Alliance - The Animals We Love
This quilt was hand painted by SB Walsh on Dupioni silk with Seta Silk fabric paint and silk screening inks then thread painted and free-motion quilted by Maria Ferri Cousins. The raw edge applique feathers were made using a burnt silk technique. A trapunto eye is embellished with glass beads.
This Spanish Royal owl lives in San Roque, Spain. When a brush fire destroyed his habitat in August of 2014, a month later the flower "Our Beloved Naked Ladies" bloomed for the first time in 10 years. The intense heat was needed for the bloom.
The wild life on this planet is precious to us. When tragedy hits sometimes beauty blooms.
2nd Place - Quilt Alliance- The Animals we Love
Fine Art Quilting was established in early 2013.
These quilts show an impressionistic view of reality, movement, texture and dimension
by combining various methods of silk painting and free motion quilting,
"Eye Remember"- Best Pictorial- NJ Quiltfest March 5-8, 2015
Eye See My Beloved
2017 Mid Atlantic Quilt-Fest - Best Hand Workmanship
2018 AQS - Daytona - Best First Entry
2018 AQS - Paducah - Best Wall Quilt
"Majestic Ivory" 2013
"Endangered" -The Lemur's Tale
"Endangered" - The Lemur's Tale is a piece I am very proud of, not only because these lemurs are stunning, but because it was the hardest quilt I had to make. To me it represents not only the endangered species of this beautiful planet, but also how we all endanger our relationships with each other, this earth our creator; and by not giving up on challenging trials in life, beauty results.
Finalist - Houston Internation Quilt Festival
November 3-6 2016
"Gib -Stolen from Gibraltar" 2014
The Cycle- Hawaii
Painted & Quilted by Maria Ferri Cousins
Quilt Alliance Playing Favorites 2016 Competition
Quilt Alliance Nov.28th- Dec 5th 2016
Maria's quilt won Best Wall Quilt at AQS QuiltWeek Spring Paducah 2018.
Captain John ran into Maria Ferri Cousins in front of her quilt, Endangered - The Lemur's Tale, at Spring Paducah 2018. He asked her about the quilt which, took over 2 years to make. It was made using silk painting, thread painting, trapunto and more. Listen and watch as Maria discusses her creative process.
FINE ART QUILTING
New Home at the National Quilt Museum
Best of World- World Quilt New England Show 2017