Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SAQA Auction Donation

The SAQA Auction kicked off yesterday! I am honored to have a piece in the group of art quilts that will become available on September 26. Mine is titled Purple with Lotus.

Here's what I wrote for a detailed statement.

This fiber collage incorporates several of my favorite motifs and techniques including hand embroidery, original surface designed fabrics, sheer overlay and edge treatments. The lotus image adds a translucent layer over the main composition creating additional texture and tones. It is created with tulle and free motion stitching. The composition is a balance of order and linear elements mixed with free form stitches and the unfolding petals of the lotus. The design extends to the edge of the art quilt. Three sides have a fused binding with stitches and fabric over small sections. The fourth side has a zig zagged edge.

I am still exploring the idea of sheer silhouettes created with tulle or other translucent fabrics. (I wrote about this technique for Quilting Arts In Stitches Vol. 2.) I can totally imagine picking more flowers and more color ways and creating a collection.

I hope you'll check out the quilts in the SAQA auction this year. It's a great way to support fiber artists and an excellent organization.

The auction works in a pretty unique way...

On the first day of each section's auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75.

The first section will begin September 12th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The second section will begin September 19th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The third section will begin September 26th at 2:00 PM Eastern. (This is where you'll find Purple with Lotus and many other great quilts.)


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful art piece. Love the different textures and materials you used.


Vicki Miller said...

This is my colourstream, although I don't use it very often. Beautiful work.