2019 Benefit Auction - Dream Collections 

Join in on the Benefit Auction excitement by creating your own Dream Collection!

We invite YOU to create a Dream Collection curated from the beautiful Benefit Auction quilts donated by our generous and talented members.  "In a perfect world, which artworks would you select for your very own?"

So go be inspired by all 443 wonderful pieces of artwork! Once you decide on a theme, make your final selection of eight auction quilts. Then, let us know about your Dream Collection by completing the form linked below.

We will share Dream Collections via social media and you can also watch videos of selected collections.

Dream Collection

Below are some of the wonderful collections we received so far.

 

 

Lines - curated by Diane English

Lines form so much of our lives, whether it's the horizon line or the line for our morning coffee. Lines are everywhere.

Nancy BardachSharon CaseyKaren JohnsonPat KrothRuan RobertsonSandy SnowdenMargarete SteinhauerGeraldine Warner

 

Orange Makes Me Happy - curated by Christine Vinh

Colors make my heart sing and today it was orange that called to me!

Patricia Arndt Deborah BoschertM. C. BunteLinda Nelson JohnsonBella KaplanJackie Nixon-FultonDale RollersonNanette S. Zeller

 

Birds - curated by Christy Elamma

I love nature and animals and am always drawn to art that represents them in some fashion. There were enough quilts submitted that I could narrow it down to just birds this time around.

Wilma BrockHolly GardnerHelen GoddenPeg GreenSue ShermanLynn WelschTrish Morris-PliseNancy Ialacci

 

No warp or weft - a mostly unconventional bunch - curated by Judith Quinn Garnett

I get excited to see artists playing with papers and plastics, especially those in the recycle bin.

Linda LairdIvy JensenJudith Quinn GarnettNatalya AikensPeggy BrownLibby WilliamsonLisa JenniTiziana Tateo

 

Fearless! - curated by Carolyn Skei

It's hard to select only eight of this year's terrific quilts — but each of these is truly a personal invitation to adventure! The quilters are fearless in their approach to color, stitching, mediums or composition, and I desperately want to come along for their picnics in the wild!

Anna BrownBella KaplanIngrid LanghorstCat LarreaJackie Nixon-FultonPixeladiesSusan StevensonMarjolein van der Eijk

 

Trees - curated by Rhonda Baldwin

Trees and their loss from natural disaster makes me want to save them all. Oh what they have silently witnessed.

Cat LarreaCindy Bartosewcz Deborah BoschertBeatrice BuecheMary GoodsonWen RedmondNancy Woods Amy Witherow

 

Uplift - curated by Jennie Johnston

These pieces hint at a story, suggest layers and have titles that make you think beyond the surface.

Eti DavidRegina DunnLisa JenniCarolyn SkeiIsabelle WiesslerHelena SchefferRegina MarzlinLorraine Roy

 

A Mixed Bag of Tricks : A look at Alternative Processes - curated by Suzanne LeBlanc

I saw a cynotype quilt on instagram. Cynotype, mixed media,digital photography are what interest me at the moment. To combine these media to create a quilt would be a real accomplishment. 

Sue RenoAgusta AgustssonJoanne AlberdaDale Ashera-DavisBobbi BaughMarnie ClawsonHeidi DrahotaGreta Hildebrand

 

Night Magic - curated by Diane Howell

Nighttime is when the magic happens...and pops of color announce their presence in dramatic fashion.

Alex AndersonNatalya AikensHelen BeavenChristine CastanoMaryte CollardFenella DaviesM Eileen FindlayIsabelle Wiessler

 

Animal Tales - curated by Diane Howell

I love my fur kids! I advocate for animals because they can't speak up for themselves. Kindness, love, and mutual respect is what they offer.

Sonya PrchalWendi BuceyCarla CorbinJayne GaskinsJane HaworthMelanie MarrLaurie RussmanWilma Brock

 

Color me beautiful - curated by Joann Connolly

Bold & brilliant colors!

Judith ContentSusan ElseSherry KleinmanDenise Oyama MillerPixeladiesLinda InghamSue de VannyJudith Ahlborn

 

A Mob of Margarets - curated by Wendy Hill

An obsession with the name Margaret (and Margarete and Maggie) on this Friday morning led to my choices....it was quite enjoyable to find them and I hope you enjoy looking. 

Margaret GriffithsMargarete SteinhauerMargaret BlankMaggie VanderweitMargaret McGrathMargaret FiliatraultMargaret AbramsheMargaret Phillips

 

People - curated by Iina Alho

"I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world." - Judy Collins

Rebeka LambertBodil GardnerClaire PassmoreAlice BeasleyPhyllis CullenSherrie MoomeyTiziana TateoTerry Grant

 

I Love Flowers - curated by Deb Cashatt

One of the first flowers I planted as a kid was Zinnias. Big ones and small ones. Nanette S. Zeller's piece was my starting point. The others joined in to make a big bouquet.

 Mary Ann Vaca-LambertLisa EllisCarol LeitchNanette S. ZellerIrma BullKay SuttMary TransomLori Triplett

 

Houston Circle Abstractions - curated by Susan Hilsenbeck

Abstract images by Houston artists. 

Jaye DoddsSuzan EnglerConnie Marie FahrionIvy JensenMary Ann LittlejohnBobbe Shapiro NolanJeannie SchoennagelHope Wilmarth

 

Houston Circle Impressions - curated by Susan Hilsenbeck

Impressions of scenes, landscapes, or close-ups by Houston Circle members.

 Deborah BoschertVicki ConleySusan HilsenbeckBobbe Shapiro NolanWen RedmondIvy JensenJeannie SchoennagelSuzan Engler

 

Pods - curated by Karyn Dornemann

I love the shape of a pod. Whether filled or empty, the shape stands out in many of my own designs. Smooth, undulating, connected together or separated, pods are like the ups and downs of a single day, a week, a month, a year.

Merrilyn GeorgeCindy HarwoodBarbara KibbeBarbara SferraKathy SuprenantSuzi StoneLinda EvansSmaranda Bourgery

 

For the Love of Blue (and grey) - curated by Bethany Garner

Soft grey blues, and the touches that these oft found colour palettes bring to our daily lives...beautiful reflections on life all around us!

Dale Ashera-DavisBobbi BaughAnnette BoncekWilma BrockLisa CourtnageDonna DeaverSarah EntsmingerSheila Gaquin

 

Black & Blue Through & Through - curated by Beth Smith

These quilts all convey a feeling or a message, a conversation between the artist and the viewer. The shapes and colors live together as if they were born into the same family. 

Joanne AlberdaPolly BechPat BishopPeggy BrownJette CloverFenella DaviesJudith Quinn GarnettHope Wilmarth

 

Faith, Hope and Love - curated by Margaret Blank

In these tough times I turn to these three tenets for solace and encouragement. Often, they are expressed through the hearts, minds and hands of artists like these.

B. J. AdamsIina AlhoBobbi Baugh Deborah BoschertGabriele DiTotaSheila GaquinJeanne Hewell-ChambersAnne Walker

 

Birds of Paradise - curated by Nanette Zeller

Birds are one of my favorite things. There are so many beautiful bird-related quilts in this year's auction. So many to choose from. These are a few of my favorites.

Holly GardnerHelen GoddenPeg GreenIina AlhoPatricia ArndtWilma BrockAileyn Renli EcobDaniela Tiger

 

Trees - curated by Sue Rasmussen

Trees fill us with awe, they inspire us to look up and perhaps dream beyond the boundaries imposed on us, to think that we too can be strong and upright, true and indomitable.

Cindy BartosewczAnnette BoncekJulia GraberCat LarreaDenise Oyama MillerSue ReidSusan SelbyNancy Woods

 

The Best Light - curated by Sarah Entsminger

In the words of Leonardo de Vinci, "A gray day provides the best light". Subtle shades of gray and blue always call my attention.

Linda ColshDonna DeaverPatricia Kennedy-ZafredJill KerttulaSusan LenzWen RedmondAndra StantonMartha Wolfe

 

Sublimes processus - curated by Isabelle Dupras

A sober but dramatic collection paying tribute to natural processes, senses, and raw emotions.

Hope WilmarthPaula KovarikGreta HildebrandDorothy Heidemann-NelsonSuzan EnglerRegina DunnChiaki DoshoCatherine McDonald

 

Getting an Angle on It - curated by Barbara Kibbe

I went looking for strong graphical use of one (or more) angles that energize the plane of a piece. I found many more than 8!

Elin NobleJean NeblettHeather PreggerPatricia PorterRobyn GoldPolly BechAlison SchwabeRobin Cowley

 

True Blue - curated by Iina Alho

What can I say... I love all the shades of blue

Pamela MorrisGwen WeakleyDale Ashera-DavisMelanie MarrDoreen PrakshotSarah EntsmingerAlison MuirKaren Miller

 

All Margarets - curated by Margaret Phillips

Everyone in my exercise class is named Margaret. Not kidding. I thought it might be fun to see what a quilt class of Margarets would do. There were only 7 so I added Maggie Vanderweit. Close enough!

Margaret AbramsheMargaret BlankMargaret FiliatraultMargaret GriffithsMargaret McGrathMargaret PhillipsMargarete SteinhauerMaggie Vanderweit

 

Sky - curated by Gwen Weakley

Whether space, sunrise or sunset, or mid-day or night, or an abstract representation, Sky evokes ever changing and limitless beauty.

Joanne AlberdaKathleen CallaghanAnn GrundlerLinda Nelson JohnsonMarjan KluepfelLynn KoolishThelma NewburyIsabelle Wiessler

 

Marvelously Minimal - curated by Connie Griner

For those of us who find less is more.

Robyn GoldTerry AskeMargarete SteinhauerCindy GrisdelaSharon CaseyBrenda Gael SmithShelly BurgeSmaranda Bourgery

 

Elegant Simplicity - curated by Denise Konicek

Sometimes true mastery of art consists of being able to create a piece with the most minimal of gestures and then enclose it in an environment that coaxes your eye to rest and ponder...

Joanne AlberdaKathy BagioniDiana BaileyAnna BrownSharon CaseyLinda ColshDonna DeaverAileyn Renli Ecob

 

 

A Few of My Favorite Things - curated by Joanna Ellis

I know a little girl that loves waffles, horses, dogs and trips to the zoo and these would be a favorite with her.

Joanna EllisMarilyn Clark Nancy IalacciHelen GoddenJane HaworthSue ShermanLinda FrostCarla Corbin

 

REDwork - curated by Gwen Goepel

RED: such an eye catching color!

Helene BlanchetBeatrice BuecheMarylee DrakeLisa EllisGwen GoepelDebo HysackHeather PreggerAndra Stanton

 

Nature - curated by Rebecca Richard-Shupert

The world around us is so full of wonder.

Cat LarreaSusan SelbyKathy SuprenantCatherine McDonaldMartha WolfeCarolyn Walwyn


Circular Reasoning - curated by Brigitte Red

Life...a never ending circle of reasoning....reasoning right from wrong....reasoning good or bad....reasoning just reasoning

Lorraine RoyJackie Nixon-FultonSherri Lipman McCauleyRobin FischerLisa JenniJean Renli Jurgenson

 

Orange and its Compliment - curated by Suzan Engler

I started with the color orange and selected pieces with which I would like to live.

Kathy Bagioni Sonja CampbellPat GaskaDenise Oyama MillerAnna Marie PetersonKatie QuinnDiane SkidmoreCatherine Timm

 

What's Black, White, and Red All Over - curated by Mary Green

The power of the classic color combination of black, white, and red and the many ways it can be interpreted.

Chiaki DoshoDebo HysackJennie JohnstonLinda Syverson GuildAndrea LuliakDiane SheckellsMarjolein van der EijkHope Wilmarth

 

ABSTRACT DREAMS - curated by Nancy Beckerman

The quilts I chose are all abstract. They are images I can easily dream about.....they look like dreams to me. That moves me and inspires me, as well.The quilts I chose are all abstract. They are images I can easily dream about.....they look like dreams to me. That moves me and inspires me, as well.

Susan AllenAgusta AgustssonDiana BaileyPolly BechM. C. BunteHelene BlanchetSusan ElsePat Bishop

 

Charged - curated by Shannon Conley

Arcs of energy!

Patricia PorterSusan ElseRobin CowleyNatalya AikensJeannie BenchDenise GriffithsPat KrothMargarete Steinhauer

 

Fruits 'N Veg - curated by Lucy Shaiken

Imagery of fruits and vegetables evoke thoughts of nourishment, abundance, family, and home.


Colleen AnsbaughRuby HoranskyJeannie MooreNancy RyanDiane SkidmoreCatherine TimmBaiba VaguleGisha Wogier

 

Architecture and Line - curated by Lucy Shaiken

I am drawn to the angles, lines, shapes, and blocks of the manmade landscape. This collection shows how humans shape our environment.


Judith AhlbornBobbi BaughChristine CastanoCindy EricksonCynthia LevisKathleen McCabeThelma NewburyGeri Patterson-Kutras

 

Pet Love - curated by Martha Sielman

Everyone in my family has pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs. They bring love and laughter to our lives.

Jane HaworthLaurie RussmanJayne GaskinsHelen GoddenKatherine DossmanSonya PrchalClaire MonaghanCarla Corbin

 

Portraits: Look into my Eyes - curated by Pat Gould

These pieces have such different messages but they all evoke strong emotions when looking at their faces. 

Jayne GaskinsJane Haworth Patricia Kennedy-ZafredSonya PrchalSue ShermanSusan SmithJackie StoaksMaria Stoller

 

Virtual Vacation- curated by Jennifer Solon

Will you join me on my virtual vacation to these beautiful spots?

Judith Ahlborn JoAnn Camp Kathleen McCabe Carrie Payne James Reese  Joan Sowada Kathleen Callaghan Vicki Conley