Sunday, March 27, 2016

Small Things

     Each of the past few years I've made a 12x12 quilt to donate to  SAQA for their annual auction for fundraising to support the group. It is one of their major fundraising events and I'm a strong advocate for them. They have done a lot for me in advancing my confidence in art making and connecting me with other quilt artists. Here is my donation for this year's event. You can read about the auction and purchasing the quilt and others here.
Continuity III
     Unfortunately, it's not a great photo. The camera is acting up and I could not get good resolution. I'm leaving it up to SAQA to get a professional photo of it for their publicity. I sent the quilt in without a photo to meet the deadline. I think I need to get a different camera. I've had it checked out and the repairman says there is nothing wrong with it, but I say there is. I'm hoping to take it to a friend's house this week and take photos with her camera and with mine and compare photos with the same settings as a final check. 
     Also related to SAQA, I volunteered to work the SAQA booth in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday, March 19 at the Sewing Expo. SAQA had the Celebrating Silver exhibit on display and the quilts were amazing. We had catalogues for sale and we signed up seven new SAQA members just on Saturday. It was a fun day meeting all sorts of new people and talking up SAQA and its benefits. And to top it off, I received an unexpected thank you gift in the mail from Karol Kusmaul who organized our working schedule in the booth and who worked with me in the booth.
A beautiful fabric postcard by Karol Kusmaul
      My dyes and paints arrived from Pro chemical and dye company so now I need to go out and buy my soda ash and pfd fabric to get started on my Art Cloth Mastery projects. In the meantime, I'm still stitching away at the little purse.
in process
It's ready for assembly now so it won't take long to finish. Maybe I can finish it today or tomorrow. 
I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can find other art quilt blogs. Please make comments on their posts so that the artists know you stopped by. Thanks for visiting.


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