I am a member of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a great organization that aims to promote art quilts through exhibitions, education and publication. They are an invaluable resource to me. I have been inspired through my connection to other artists and have benefited from the work SAQA does to educate museums, galleries and collectors about the importance of textile art.
Each year, SAQA holds an online benefit auction to raise funds to support exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.This year, almost 400 quilts were donated, including one of mine. Here is a sneak peek video of how my piece was constructed.
The online auction will begin on September 10, 2012 at 2pm EST. The 12x12 inch donated works this year are outstanding. Here are a few of my favorites:
Rainy Monday, 9AM
Commercial cotton, no batting. Raw-edge machine appliqué
The Secret Linda Colsh Cotton fabrics printed, painted and dyed by the artist.
Cotton, organdy, cheese cloth; screen printing, painting, sanding, collage, hand- and machine quilting.
Cheesecloth sculpted with PVA adhesive, appliqued to painted buckram.
Entheos Deidre Adams Machine stitched, hand painted with metallic and non-metallic paints; mounted on canvas and stretcher bars.