Thursday, February 14, 2019

SAQA Spotlight and Benefit Auction

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) has two auctions a year, the Spotlight Auction is held during the annual conference and the Benefit Auction is held in September. I have both of the pieces I'm donating ready to go, I just have to go to the postoffice.
Oak Leaf
This will be mounted behind a mat with a 5 x 7 opening and is for the Spotlight Auction.

Pink and Grey Abstract
12 X12
This one is for the Benefit Auction.

72  days of Landscapes 

This weeks landscapes actually reflect what has been happening here. First snow, several inches, then melting snow and the last two are of the current grey skies rain and mud.

Day #39
hand dyed fabric and hand made paper

Day #40
A snowy day
cotton eyelet and hand made paper with botanicals

Day #41
White fabric, hand dyed tissue paper, dyed fabric and hand stitching

Day #42
hand made paper, one in blue the other with botanicals added

Day #43
dyed cheesecloth, handmade paper and hand stitching

Hand dyed cotton and cheesecloth 

Day #45
Hand dyed fabrics and stamped trees.

2019 Weekly Leaf wk#7
A botanical print on a piece of vintage damask tablecloth

2019 Daily Stitching Days 39-45

I'll be linking up with "Off the Wall Friday" and "Slow Sunday Stitching".


  1. I didn't think I cared for your daily stitching project of circles. But today, as it is filling up, I'm finally getting it and liking it! Also, I am really enjoying your little landscapes. Some of them are really terrific, like this week's 41 and 45. I bet you are learning a lot, and also using up bits and pieces. :-)

  2. Your landscape project is fun!

  3. As usual I am blown away by what you manage to create in a week. Your SAQA pieces are both eye-catching and your landscapes are each intriguing, although I am drawn most to #42,perhaps because it reminds me of the afternoons on the beach now that we live close to the ocean. But the one I spent the most time looking at was your botanical print. How did you create that patterning?

  4. Your SAQA pieces are stunning. I love the stitching on the Benefit Auction. And your circles are getting better and better. As Madalene said, I too, am blown away by what you can do in a week.

  5. Lovely work! Your creativity is so engaging.

  6. Oh how I love those stitches on your daily stitching project! Fabulous!

  7. As usual I love your leaves. That pink auction piece is beautiful. I am not sure why, but your circle piece really speaks to me. Yours was the first blog I had to go to on Kathy's Quilts today, because I had to see those circles.

    1. Thank you. For a while I wasn't sure about my circles, but now that I'm starting to fill in the gaps I'm much happier with it. I really have no plan I just pick it up everyday and stitch.

  8. I always enjoy seeing your daily stitching each Sunday! Did you plan ahead that this one would be all circles?

    1. Thank you, I didn't really plan ahead, but once I did the first one it seemed like the logical thing to do.

  9. So fun to see the circles overlapping now. That really adds another dimension to your piece. I hope the fundraiser goes well.

    1. Thanks, I'm really liking how it looks with the overlap.

  10. How are you attaching the paper to the fabric?