Patterns: Jill Ault

Jill Ault revealed the creative methodology behind her art works to Clairan Ferrono: Ault: “Stripe” was constructed of shibori experiments.  I have explored the multiple shibori patterning techniques and have accumulated many pieces of dyed cloth.  This opportunity was a good place to use some of my stash of samples.…

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View the 2015 Benefit Auction Art Works

Just want to let the art flow over you? We have the answer – the 2015 SAQA Benefit Auction video! Start it, fill the screen and let these 358 fabulous small works of art provide a gentle background for your day-or at least 12 or so minutes of it.

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Mary Felder: Naturally Inspired

Mary Felder shared her inspiration for her donation quilt with Clairan Ferrono: Felder: “Silver Sea” was inspired by my love of the seas and the ocean.   We were unable to travel when I was a child, so I never saw the ocean till I was 16. I was mesmerized!…

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Debo Hysack’s Urban Elements

Clairan caught up with Debo Hysack to speak with her about her auction donation art work “The Fire Escape”. Hysack: After growing up in Northern Minnesota, I became fascinated with the pace, colors and complex textures of big cities like New York, Denver and Chicago.  I spent nearly 20 years…

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Ellen Bourassa is a Minimalist

Clairan Ferrono interviewed Ellen Bourassa about the inspirations behind her stunning auction donation Red Shadows. Bourassa: The motivation behind Red Shadows was a commitment made with a quilting colleague at Fiberlandia for both of us to contribute a piece to the SAQA auction. In a word, pressure. The inspiration for the piece,…

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Ruan Robertson Improvises

Ruan Robertson told Clairan Ferrono about her auction donation piece, Orchard in Spring: Robertson: Much of my work is non-representational, but sometimes it reflects landscape influences. That is the case with “Orchard in Spring.” This is the second SAQA Auction quilt I have made using the same format; last year’s…

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Wil Opio Oguta’s Big Stash

Wil Opio Oguta recently told Clairan Ferrono about her auction donation piece: Oguta: This year I am taking Elizabeth Barton’s masterclass. The theme for March was ‘lines’ and I made a small sample piece with a wavy black line between orange/red fabrics. The final quilt for this theme was about…

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Susan Purney Mark Experiments

Clairan Ferrono interviewed Susan Purney Mark about her auction donation work, Redante: Redante was part of a SAQA-Western Canada “Best of the West” Show that traveled as part of a group to different parts of western Canada over the past two years. My focus at that time was to make…

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Desiree Vaughn Works Spontaneously

Clairan Ferrono spoke to Desiree Vaughn about her 2015 Benefit Auction donation, Silken Treasure: Vaughn: I knew I wanted to play with the silk cocoons that I had painted at one time and with some beautiful silk I had hand dyed ages ago but hadn’t done anything with.  I have…

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Summer exhibits explore symmetry, shape, & silk!

Things are coming down to a “T” this summer and fall at the Texas Quilt Museum with the debut of three new exhibits: “Intuitive Symmetry: Works on Silk by Judith Content,” “Kimono Quilts and Kimonos,” and “Antique Four-Poster Quilts.” Collectively titled “Quilted To a ‘T’,” they will feature works with…

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