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My Dream Collection – SAQA Benefit Auction

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Studio Art Quilt Associates’ Benefit Auction kicks-off at 2pm EDT on September 16, but you are able to preview all the more than 400 donated artworks here (with much bigger photos available by clicking for more info) or peruse it by checking out six artworks chosen as Dream Collections. All the Dream Collections are here.

I chose my Dream Collection with the theme of Intriguingly Neutral : All of these artworks read as neutral, but I would love to have all of them on my walls as there would be something new to see in them every day:






According to SAQA:
September 16 Diamond Day bidding – an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000. The 12″ x12″ Auction Quilts will be divided up into three sections for bidding purposes. Each week, a different section of quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week.    

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

I am a proud juried artist member of SAQA and donate artwork to the smaller Spotlight Auction at the annual conference.  But I always hope to add to my collection during this great event.




08 2016

“Clover and a Bee” and new SAQA notecards


Studio Art Quilt Associates, of which I am a proud Juried Artist Member, just released its new set of notecards.

Clover and a Bee is included!  You may purchase the set here. There are ten 4×6″ notecards with envelopes.

Studio Art Quilt Associates is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,300 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.

ART QUILT: “a creative visual work that is layered
and stitched or that references this form of stitched
layered structure


07 2016

Opening Tonight – Concrete & Grasslands


Clover and a Bee
Virginia A. Spiegel

The Concrete & Grasslands exhibit hosts an opening celebration tonight, Friday, June 6, from 6-9 pm at the Grants Pass Museum of Art in Grants Pass,Oregon

See my Clover and a Bee and other juried artworks exploring “the juxtaposition of the natural landscape and the human constructed cityscape; the soft lines of nature, the hard lines of urban structures, or a combination of both.”


The exhibit is a joint collaboration between Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Grants Pass Museum of Art.  SAQA has, once again, produced a beautiful catalog for the exhibit.


06 2016

Rock, Sun, Three Birches


Studio Art Quilt Associates is holding a silent Spotlight Benefit Auction at its Conference in Philadelphia March 31 to April 3.

Please look for my Rock, Sun, Three Birches and many additional small artworks at the Auction.  Thank you!


03 2016

Thank you, Bethany Garner!


Simple 54  is now in the collection of Bethany Garner as a small thank-you for her donation to my fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society.

I’m going low-key this year on the fundraising with a goal of $1000 to help fight cancer.  We’re almost half-way there!

How does it work?

1.  Make a donation of any size to the American Cancer Society on my fundraising page.

2.  Choose a collage from this series (there are three webpages, so be sure to see them all), e-mail me at virginia(at)virginiaspiegel(dot)com, and I will send your new artwork to you.

It’s a win-win!


01 2016