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My Dream Collection – SAQA Benefit Auction

Dream Collection2016

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

Sold! SAQA Benefit Auction Continues through October 1

My “Mysteries of Horseshoe Rock” sold yesterday to a private collector for $350. Yahoo! It’s a win-win-win as the money support Studio Art Quilt Associates’ exhibitions, catalogs, and outreach programs.

The auction of donated artwork from SAQA members on pages 2a and 2b continues, with the price dropping each day, through this Saturday.  Pages 3a and 3b come up for auction beginning Monday, September 26.

Approximately one-third of the more than 300 artworks have sold raising $23,900.  Take a look, add a beautiful small piece of art to your own collection, and know that you have helped a non-profit arts organization continue its mission.



09 2011

SAQA Auction – My Artwork For Sale Tomorrow!

Mysteries of Horseshoe Rock 3

I’m a proud professional artist member of Studio Art Quilt Associates and hope you will support SAQA’s exhibition programs by bidding on one (or more) of the wonderful pieces up for bid.  The SAQA Benefit Auction is divided into three sections, one per week.

My artwork shown above will be available along with many other great small fiber artwork in the second section (Pages 2a and 2b) opening tomorrow (Monday, September 19th) at 2 p.m. EDT.

My artwork is based on a very old rock that sits over Horseshoe Lake.  My sister and I celebrate whenever the campsite including this rock is open. The rock is being cloven over time by rain and ice.  I expect some day that the rock will topple in to the lake, but perhaps not for another thousand years or so.  Here is an early morning view from the rock with a VERY small part of the crevasse visible.  It’s hard to convey in a photo how big the rock is, its grandeur, and its power or the mysteriousness of the fractured parts of the rock reaching down to the lake itself and bringing up the sounds of waves and sometimes silence.  We can and do spend hours just perched on the rock looking down at the lake twenty feet below.

The third section (Pages 3a and 3b) of the SAQA Auction will start on September 26th.

SAQA members have curated Dream Collections of nine artworks from among those donated.  You can see my group, themed Low Key, and more here.

Last year’s Benefit Auction raised $52,450.  With your help SAQA is hoping to raise even more money this year!



09 2011

SAQA Benefit Auction and My Dream Collection

Mysteries of Horseshoe Rock 3
Preview my donated artwork (above) and all the other donated artwork here.

This reverse auction will feature over 300 small works of art (most are 12″ x 12″) created and donated by Studio Art Quilt Associate (SAQA) members to raise funds to support SAQA exhibition, education, and outreach programs.

The Benefit Auction begins Monday, September 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Eastern/11:00 a.m. Pacific.  Because of the many generous donations the Benefit Auction will run in three groups:

Group 1 – Opening September 12
Group 2 – Opening September 19
Group 3 – Opening September 26

As a SAQA member, I was able to curate my “dream collection” of nine artworks.  I chose the theme “Low Key” for artwork that favored the subtle, the monochromatic, and the quietly meaningful.  The artwork for my curated theme was created by Clairan Ferrono, BJ Parady, Wen Redmond, Marlis Egger, Susan Lenz, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, Genevieve Attinger, and Linda Colsh.  (If only I could actually have them on my wall!)

See my choices and other curated groupings here.


07 2011

Last round of SAQA Benefit Auction – Art with a message

The auction of fiber art to benefit the Studio Art Quilt Associate organization of which I am a member finishes up this week.  You still have time to begin or grow your fiber collection.  To see larger views of artwork, read artist statements and learn how to bid today, click here.

This grouping of artwork includes some fiber art with a message:

Heal the Gulf #1 by Susan Shie
The Gulf Coast Oil Spill started on April 20, 2010. It’s been two months, and it continues, painfully destructively. What is needed is a healing for all the Earth’s creatures, and for a miracle of cooperation among we humans.  I pray that we can come together to stop the oil gushing and to clean up the Earth. May we wean ourselves of oil and now move bravely toward global clean energy.  14″ high x 15.5″ wide

The Wounds of War Are Not Always Easy to See by Deb Cashatt & Kris Sazaki
Layer of black organza has been printed with text that is overlaid onto cotton fabric which has also been printed.

Black Oil Blue Day by
Claire Gimber
Machine and hand quilted. Influenced by the Gulf Oil Spill, which reminds me of the Moby-Dick metaphor of terrible consequences for violating nature.


10 2010