Week in Review 2024 – 02/16

Up and Down

I am up and down both figuratively and literally. The Senior Executive Director of Studio Operations (SEDOSO) took a tumble on some black ice. Although he was able to get himself upright, he will be “down” for several weeks. I am up and down caring for him.

SAQA’s Conference

SAQA’s annual conference is coming up. This year it is virtual and will feature artists from Europe. There are many benefits to a virtual conference. Here are a few to wet your appetite:

  • Travel throughout Europe and the Middle East on a textile extravaganza without leaving the comfort of your home. Experience the rich history and warm hospitality of colleagues.
  • Learn from speakers who live in: UK, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Finland, Scotland, France, Switzerland, Latvia, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, Poland, and Serbia. 
  • Watch the recordings on YOUR schedule and at your pace. You can watch the recordings at fast speed, slow speed, as many times as you’d like. 
  • Discover artists’ studios: their creative spaces, their routines, and their inspiration. You may see new techniques or new ways of doing art you have never considered.
  • Anyone can attend the conference whether they are a SAQA member or not.

One highlight the conference is SAQA’s Spotlight Auction. True Love, submission, is currently safely housed at SAQA’s shipping center along with more than 300 other exciting offerings. SAQA members have been sharing what they have created and all I can say is WOW!

True Love

You don’t have to be a member of SAQA to bid on my piece or any of the other artworks in the auction. Every piece is 8″ x 6″. They are professionally matted with a white mat. I will post more details closer to the auction.

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

My 2024 RSC quilt layout

Is there a downside to participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge? I can only think of upsides. The primary one is using up scraps in a productive way.

I finished 100% of the red paired with green blocks!

At the start of each month I count up the number of blocks featuring the month’s assigned color. February is red. I need 3 red and blue combo blocks. Done! There are 16 red and green combo blocks. I finished those, too. Crikey! Apparently, this quilt requires 51 red blocks combined with colors other than blue or green. Well, I’ve made progress on those 51. I now have 51 partially completed red blocks. Hopefully, I will finish those next week. Of course that depends on how much I am up and down caring for you know who.

I’m linking up to the following posts:

By Gwyned Trefethen

I am an artist who uses fabric, thread and miscellany to create designs gifted to me by my imagination.


    1. Yes, True Love is an itty bitty quilt. Not sure if it counts as a mini.It is the mandated size for the auction. I prefer not to work so small. I’ll give the SEDOSO your well wishes. He is off his feet for at least a week. Not sure who is more eager to have him operational, me or him. 🙂

  1. That is a lot of squares but what a beauty it’s going to be! I just love True Love. It was amazing watching you work on it and it is so darn sweet.

    1. Yes, I have many squares, 255 all together, to make for my queen sized quilt. Fortunately, I have slightly faster way of making the scrappy half triangles, so, I am cautiously optimistic it is doable. I’m pleased you enjoyed watching True Love come to life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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