Beginning September 11, artwork donated by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) goes up for auction. These are small pieces measuring 12″ x 12″ in a variety of styles, colors, and techniques.
My quilt, Reading Lamp #2, is among those available for bid. Using iron-on transfer pens, I traced a drawing of my blue chair onto tracing paper. I then bravely ironed the tracing onto a previously stitched quilt. The chair shape was colored in using fabric pens from Posca. After even more machine quilting, I added embroidery to the chair and lamp. The rug is made with rows of chain stitch.
I’m not sure what the reading lamp is reading but it must be riveting!
There are several reasons to collect artwork. We collect art to support an organization like SAQA or to support the artist. Collecting art also gives you, the collector, the benefit of surrounding yourself with what you love. Art gives us a sense of beauty and what is good in the world. So check out the SAQA Benefit Auction and treat yourself to something good.