I’ve got two donation quilts that are soon to find new homes: one is currently in the SAQA Auction going on now and one I’m sending off to Houston today for auction in late October.
The Studio Art Quilt Associates annual Benefit Auction is underway-you’ll want to check it out. This year over 421 pieces were donated and there are some spectacular pieces that want to become yours! Even if you don’t buy, you will want to cruise the quilts, either on the SAQA website or Pinterest. Either way, it’s great eye candy.
This is my donation that I previously blogged about here. I am so pleased with the way this turned out.
That hand dyed silk organza on the back is from my stash and I promise I have not Photo Shopped that color! And you bet I was holding my breath as I did my cutwork next to the organza. There are lots of great pieces in the SAQA auction so make sure you take a peek! You can see my piece here.
I am teaching at the Houston International Quilt Festival this year and they ask teachers to donate a quilt for the International Quilt Association‘s Celebrity Mini-Quilt Silent Auction. IQA is a non-profit association dedicated to preserving the art of the quilt around the world and I am a big supporter of their mission. I previously blogged about this piece here, so this is a bit of a rerun.
Starting with a vintage hanky, I added some silk/cotton Radiance, quilted the dickens out of it and then beaded it up. I am smitten by the look of the metallic thread “curves” on that gorgeous Radiance. Oh by the way, I teach a class on how to do those curves-just sayin!
So if you’re in Houston for Festival, you’ll see this and lots of other fabulous quilts to bid on!
I am so excited to report that once again, my Intro to Fearless Free Motion Class sold out very early-and that’s for the Houston show-yippee! I love teaching this class and seeing the light bulb go on for my students. They get so excited at the prospect of being able to quilt their own quilts!
I do have some openings in my Lazy Daisy Reversible Table Topper class. And it is THE most fun and forgiving free motion class you will ever take. Contact me if you’d like me to bring a kit for you-save some space in your luggage. We will work on the table topper in class, but just know it’s mostly about the technique. I used that same technique in my SAQA donation quilt you see at the top of this post.
You can also use this technique in garments-ready-to-wear or custom, in home dec, and in quilts. I love this technique.
So if you’re going to Houston Quilt Festival, join me in class and bid on some great quilts!