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.
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.
International Quilt Festival, Houston in person, be sure to check out the following exhibits that also features works by some of the Twelves:
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