SAQA Auction Update
Every September SAQA hosts an online reverse auction of 12″ x 12″ art quilts. SAQA’s talented pool of member artists contributed 443 artworks this week. Proceeds from the auction support the work SAQA does promoting the art quilt as a fine art medium. This year there were 3 different sessions, each containing approximately 150 quilts. My piece, “My Neighbor’s Shed” went on the block this past Monday. It sold the very first day, when the price was at the top value of $750. To say I am euphoric is an understatement. Most of the work sells on the last days of the week, when the price drops first to $250 and then $100.
Mother’s Little Helper is Complete
I finished Mother’s Little Helper, the July/August Art Quilt Challenge theme is the impetus for this one. The mission was to create a piece based on the color scheme used on a product. I chose my Bath and Bodyworks body cream simply because I loved the color combination. What surprised me, is how this resulted in a piece with a social message. Each stack of pills represents the number of deaths caused by the opioid crisis in a given year. The alluring, happy color scheme fits the way subliminal messaging often does, reeling you in before striking.
Starting a New Quilt
Isn’t this an awesome picture? If you have been following me, you know I am obsessed with sunrise images. My collaborator (husband) took this picture during a a recent walk through our neighborhood. I just knew I needed to incorporate it into a quilt.
I prefer to piece my quilts vs. appliqué them. This can make interpreting images challenging. What captivates me, though, is the character and nuance piecing an image, particularly with geometric shapes and blocks, brings to a piece. I’ve pieced the first two blocks. They represent the upper left corner of the quilt. Only 22 more blocks to go.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.