Ruth White and her “New York Clambake”

Ruth White’s stunning quilt, “New York Clambake 4: Amuse Bouche” is in Section 3 of the 2014 SAQA Benefit Auction. SAQA reporter Sharon Casey interviewed Ruth about her work and her perspectives on SAQA.  In 2009, Ruth was diagnosed with advanced appendix cancer. She has been through seven surgeries (three…

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Cherie Brown: “Iris # 11”

Iris #11 Is the fourth piece Cherie Brown has donated to the SAQA Benefit Auction.  SAQA interviewer Clairan Ferrono asked her some questions about it. Ferrono:  Tell me about the inspiration for your piece. Brown:  I love the beautiful variation of colors found in Iris.  The blossoms are so elegant and delicate.…

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Elin Noble at La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Elin Noble will transform the third floor galleries of the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum with the dramatic and transparent installation “Vox Stellarum.” The exhibition runs from October 9 – December 28, 2014 This will mark the tenth time the installation is presented. Each venue has been distinctly different,…

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Choose the Right Art for Your Space

Here is a great little article from the interior design community to help us integrate art into our interiors more seamlessly. The five tips highlighted in the article may seem just like common sense at first but with 97% of art purchases being made on an emotional basis, keeping these…

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More Advisors View Art as a Capital Asset

We found a rather interesting article on ThinkAdvisor.com on the changing attitudes towards collecting art as an investment. ThinkAdvisor.com is primarily geared for the Investment Advisory community but this article sheds some light on trending attitudes in art collecting that you may find interesting. More Advisors View Art as a…

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SAQA Benefit Auction Fun!

Did you know that most of the people who buy auction pieces are already SAQA members? Let’s make this the most fabulous auction yet by spreading the word much farther than our community of artists. After all, we are here to tell the world how great art quilts are! Give…

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Elena Stokes’ Blue Lagoon

Elena Stokes’ beautiful piece Blue Lagoon will be up for auction beginning Monday September 29.  Clairan Ferrono interviewed Elena about her donation. SAQA   What inspired this piece [Blue Lagoon]? ES   Blue Lagoon is the second in a small fun series of SAQA benefit donation quilts (last year’s was Tequila Sunrise)…

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How to Manage Collectible Investments

I found a very straightforward article in the Wall Street Journal today by Andrew Blackman about making sure we are protecting the investments we have made. While the artwork I create is insured along with my business assets, the art quilts I have collected are not specifically covered under my…

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Anne Rayner-Gould’s Auction Donation

Anne Rayner-Gould is an artist and writer who somehow manages to work full-time and still volunteer to support SAQA. Her auction quilt donation “Grey Sky, Bright Forest” will appear in section 4 of the SAQA Benefit Auction. I was chatting with Anne via e-mail and realized she had a good…

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“Sea Oats”: Jenny Williams’ auction donation

  Jenny Williams is a artist from North Carolina who specializes in Free Motion Machine Embroidery (FMME).  More of her work can be found at http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jenny-williams.html She recently shared some of her interests and techniques with SAQA’s Clairan Ferrono. SAQA: What inspires you? Williams: I am inspired mostly by nature and…

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