2016 Benefit Auction - Dream Collections
SAQA’s signature fundraising event starts September 16!
We invited SAQA members to choose six Benefit Auction quilts that fit a favorite theme or that they were particularly inspired by.
Take a look at these great selections! Thank you to everyone who participated.
If only I could... Dreaming! - Bethany Garner
These SAQA artists invite a closer look because their work is innovative, and the creativity excels. I was drawn to the colour, texture, movement and story lines that came to mind - definitely caused me to go to their website and find MORE work to explore. Blog Post »
Balance - Kathleen Kastles
These quilts caught my eye with their use of color, and because they have excellent balance between negative and positive space, tension and restfulness. And maybe because they are as different from my art quilts as it is possible to be.
The Texture of the Stitch - curated by Cindy Grisdela
The texture created by the stitching lines in these pieces are a big part of the appeal for me.
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words - curated by Wen Redmond
Photography on fiber inspires me. The tender sensitivity of seeing, sends me into inspiration! Blog Post »
Rhythms, Lines, Meanings - curated by Lyn Wolf Jackson
The dance of abstract lines that talk to us.
Made in Europe - curated by Uta Lenk
Having volunteered for SAQA as a co-rep for the region for several years, and on the brink of retiring from this 'job', I thought I would celebrate this multifold and interesting region by picking the dream collection from their ranks.
Journeys - curated by Cay MacKenzie
The pieces give a sense of dimensional movement from one place or space to another.
Inspired structured pieces - curated by Jenny Hearn
The Number is Three - curated by Mary Green
Maybe it is all of the triple flips in the Olympic gymnastic events but I keep seeing threes.
Trees that Speak to Me - curated by Judy Warner
I have always found silouhettes of trees catch my attention and cause me to stop, breathe, and contemplate. Each of these caused me to pause and appreciate the artistry both of the fiber artist and Mother Nature. Blog Post »
Darwin's dreaming - curated by Giselle Burningham
Charles Darwin's love of the diversity of plant life on this planet is shown by the incredible and detailed exploration by these talented artists. As Darwin showed: artists will adapt to their local conditions and no plant will be the same.
Color - curated by Flox den Hartog Jager
Good composition, abstraction with just that little bit of color.
Yellow, Orange, Rust- curated by Gail Sims
Three colors I hardly use but am attracted to almost immediately.
Wish I'd Thought of That... - curated by Terry Waldron
As I looked at the auction quilts, each of these 6 pieces made me wish I'd have thought of that very design. Darn!
Simple is Best - curated by Nancy Ryan
The simplicity of each piece is what caught my eye.
Gridiness - curated by Deb Cashatt
Squares, rectangles and the things within the grid lines.
Leave Me Alone - curated by Bill Reker
just a moment
from noise and confusion
inside a 12 inch square.
Up Close and Personal - curated by Gwen Goepel
I Wanna Live There! - curated by Kris Sazaki
I love to walk in the city and explore the abundant architecture found there. Blog Post »
A Lovely Bouquet - curated by Bev Haring
I love having flowers in the house -- this bouquet would last forever!
Blue - curated by Heidi Drahota
A passion for blue
Into the Woods - curated by Susan Lapham
These quilts remind me of my annual camping trek into the great northern woods of Canada.
Keeping Appointments With Trees - curated by Cynthia Wenslow
I am a life-long dendrophile, with a small-but-growing art collection centered around trees.
Green - curated by Susan Lapham
Green - the word comes from the same root words as grass and grow. To me, green is a symbol of life, spring, hope....
Intriguingly Neutral - curated by Virginia A. Spiegel
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.
Passionate Passages - curated by Carolyn Wollen
Enticing doors I want to walk through! I have always described finding quilting as opening a door to find a wonderful party going on. How many other doors should I open?
The West - curated by Dorothy Raymond
It's different out here in the western US and Canada. These artists have captured the essence of the west, in all its flavors.
Eye, ay, ay! - curated by Elena Stokes
The eyes definitely have it.
Media-free Zone - curated by Martha Wolfe
A quiet, peaceful, collection of soothing colors and slow stitch. More Info »
It's All In The Lines - curated by Brigitte Red
I'm currently trying to grasp the elements and principles of design, so I sought examples that demonstrated the element of line.
Colour! - curated by Linda Robertus
I am always drawn to colourful quilts
Calm, Cool and Collected - curated by Sarah Entsminger
At this time of year, tempers seem to rise over both the prolonged summer heat as well as the upcoming election season. These pieces provide a calm, cool retreat from the heat.
Color Wheel - curated by Dorothy Raymond
What an impact a monotone color scheme has! Yes, we have a complete color wheel!
Just because! - curated by Michele O'Neil Kincaid
Challenging myself to choose ONLY 6!!!!
Graphic Inspirations - curated by Susan Rienzo
Playful rhythm, color and lines inspire me!
The Natural World- curated by Mary Ann Van Soest
I just love nature and certain colors.
I Want These - curated by Andra Stanton
Drought - curated by Kathleen McCabe
Thinking about the California drought.
Red Blooms - curated by Lisa Ellis
Big Black Birds - curated by Kathleen McCabe
Ravens and Crows
Watery Shallows - curated by Alison Schwabe
These quilts are inspired by the edges or shallows along coasts, rivers and lakes, where movement and growth of living creatures happen. It's a theme that has inspired work of my own in the past.
Aerial views - curated by Denise Schmidt
Distance creates abstraction
Black Bird Singing - curated by Maggie Vanderweit
Yesterday I picked up a black feather I found on the ground. The Beatles song is a perennial favourite and in my experience blackbirds are messengers from the spirit world.
Pure abstraction- curated by Elizabeth Bennett
I love abstract work and strong color.
Dreamscapes - curated by KM Dombrowski
Each of these pieces have an ethearal, other-worldly quality. Beautiful detail, line, and rhythm. They invite the viewer to step in closer to experience a subtle sense of motion and dreaminess. Just lovely!
Repeated Elements - curated by Christine Nielsen
There is quiet power and mystery in repetition.
A Multitude of Talent - curated by Patricia Porter
Inspired by their amazing talent!
Refreshing Waters - curated by Lisa Ellis
On a hot summer day, I'm dreaming of one of these lovely water escapes.
Women in Yellow - curated by Martha Sielman
There are so many great portraits this year, and many of them seem to involve yellow...
A Passion for Pottery - curated by Jennifer Solon