Genevieve Guadalupe – Country – Architecture

Farm house

Architecture varies a great deal in Peru, from pre-Incan, colonial, modern to amazonian, but one particular architecture remains the same throughout the Altiplano. It is the beautiful little farm house, a house made out of adobe with a reed roof. Some just have a front door in the middle, some have a window on either side of the door. The roofs are always perfectly made. They have the same look and color (earth tone) and blend in beautifully in the vast landscape. This ancient architecture remains alive today, evoking a sense of tranquility and peace.

Materials and technique: cotton fabric, cotton batting, poly/cotton thread, embroidery floss, printing ink, printing block. Machine pieced, raw edge applique, machine quilted, hand printed, hand embroidered.


  1. This piece has a feeling of remoteness, small buildings in the middle of nowhere. I will be intrigued to see all your pieces together at the end of the year because there is a really strong common thread between them.

  2. The beauty of simplicity. You have the ability to give positive vibrations with little details and the power of the colours. The continuous presence of the alpacas makes the fil rouge in your series. I love it.

  3. Maryte Collard

    I love the simplicity of your piece. You truly know how to make so much art with so little means. You are a true artist.

  4. I am impressed by the interesting story and the way you express it. Love your color.

  5. It is lovely Genevieve ! and in perfect harmony with your other pieces !

  6. Love the colors and playfulness of your series, makes me smile. Love it!

  7. joanbrailsford

    Such a simple design, yet it truly gives the feeling of open space and farmland, The colours you have chosen are so vibrant and the animals give a continuity to your series.I love the littelt house.

  8. Lovely! I love the openness of your design – so much space. The colours are great and the simplicity of the shapes is charming.

  9. What a lovely simple design! Love your alpacas, or are they guanacos? Evokes fond memories of the Peruvian countryside as well as the Bolivian planes. Great use of color!

  10. As always a beautiful design with vibrant colours. I’m glad to see the alpacas again. Great addition to your series.

  11. I love the simplicity of your quilt and the vibrant colors you have used. The inclusion of alpacas in each of your pieces adds a bit of whimsy as well as continuity. Nice job!

  12. Another beautiful serene quilt in your Peru series. Love the colors and the composition. Repeating the alpacas gives your series a special cohesion. Bravo.

  13. Simple yet powerful Peruvian scene. Love the colors!

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