Chantal Guillermet – Country – Landscape
L’Isle verte (Green Island)
L’Isle verte is a locality situated along the south shore of the St Lawrence River. The name refers to a nearby Island joined by a seasonal Ferry. My quilt describes a typical view of the Island. I visited friends there several years ago, it was in July but the weather was foggy and rainy and my pictures are not very good.
The wilderness of the place is breathtaking, and if you are lucky whales can be seen on the Saint Lawrence. I worked from several of my pictures and designed the background. All fabrics are hand dyed and are appliqued with a tiny zigzag with transparent thread. From two of my pictures I reproduced 2 houses (the yellow one being the one owned by my friends) using the paper lamination technique. Following the marks on the fabric I free motion quilted the piece, adding a red leaf to repeat my emblem. I will add a red mapple leaf on each quilt of the series. The quilt is faced.
To give you an idea of this beautiful place I added a small vidéo found on UTube.