San Marco, Venezia

Peter Reeve-Newson, Toronto, ON

Dimensions: 74" x 74"

Techniques: Pieced, hand-quilted, hand and machine appliqué, digital embroidery

Credits: Design by Norah McMeeking, Bella Bella Quilts

Artist’s Statement:
Norah McMeeking’s pattern La Rosa Veneziano is based on a stone mosaic floor in Saint Mark’s Basilica. I located the original last spring in Venice. The counterpoint of cold, hard stone being depicted with warm, soft fabric fascinated me. I utilized stone-like Northcott® fabrics. I chose to honour forgotten stonemasons by echoing their virility with bold 12wt quilting. The ancient Celtic knots of my ancestors in the medallion are reflected with larger versions at the corners.

San Marco, Venezia
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