Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SAQA auction donation - 'Silvergirl and sisters'

The Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) has a yearly benefit auction to raise funds. Members contribute a one foot square piece. The SAQA 2009 Benefit Auction will begin Thursday,September 10th, 2009 at 2:00 Eastern.

From the SAQA site:
Once again, it will be a reverse auction. Bids will be accepted at: $750, $550, $350, $250, $150 and $75. More information will be posted at www.saqa.com closer to the date. Last year's Benefit Auction raised $41,775. The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.

My donation, "Silvergirl and Sisters," has images from the piece I will have in the upcoming Long Beach International Quilt Festival, "Uncommon Edges." [Blog archives, March, up to April 12 show the process.]

These are prints on cotton of the images I used to make the fused glass portraits that are part of the larger quilt: Silvergirl (from "Bridge Over Troubled Waters") with the long locks, Savannah (braided), and Sahara.

I had hand dyed a silk/cotton blend in several colors this spring, and lo and behold, the aqua color matched the girls' background. This fabric forms the border and binding. A true happy accident.

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