Sunday, October 27, 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 at the International Quilt Festival

The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the final tranche open for in-person bidding at the International Quilt Festival, Houston in Houston from 28 October to 3 November (with online bidding available on 28 and 29 October) . This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs. You can view the quilts in this tranche at page a and  page b of the SAQA website including these works donated by some of the Twelves in their distinctive styles.

Deborah's work Rocks, Rivers and Rooftops incorporates many of her favorite motifs and techniques: the houses, the hand embroidery, handwriting as surface design, a painted stenciled twig and the arch over the top of the suggested landscape.  You can read the surprising back story  to this piece on Deborah's blog and learn some of these techniques yourself in Deborah's new online workshop called Branches, Buds and Blossoms Fabric Collage.

In her work Awareness, Karen stitched a piece of fabric with wool felt underneath to shrink it up for texture.  After bleaching, she overdyed it a very pale blue, which took away the cream color.  Raised circles, created with buttons, adds extra interest.
Terri's Kitty Rides Back features a portait and two kitties in stencilled fabrics made from her very own stencil designs.
If you happen to be attending the International Quilt Festival, Houston in person, be sure to check out the following exhibits that also features works by some of the Twelves:
  • An Exquisite Moment  features works by Deborah Boschert, Gerrie Congdon, Diane Perin Hock and Karen Rips.  There is also An Exquisite Moment Catalogue available for sale;
  •  Tactile Architecture and What's for Dinner special exhibits feature works by Deborah Boschert..


Del said...

Just an update - I added Karen Rips quilt to TCQC. I was fortunate to have someone to bid for me in Houston. Currently there are 28 quilts from the Collection on exhibit at Visions Art Museum in San Diego. If any of you would like a Word copy of the gallery guide let me know. The curator selected quilts by Karen Rips (Gravida)and Terry Grant (Judith's Garden). Del