Thursday, January 21, 2016

Look at the Sky for Inspiration!!

Just wanted to share these awe inspiring clouds - they look so textile!!!!!!!!

Also this old quilt top displayed at a swap meet. The vendor added a frame with chicken wire stretched within and a vintage photo clipped in it. Wild!

Well January is more than half way gone and we have lots of events coming up. The auction at the 2016 Conference in Philadelphia is one we can all participate in, even if we are not there! Make an art quilt, just 6 x 8" and donate it for the SAQA conference... in fact in the words of SAQA:

The Inspire - Connect - Engage (ICE) Spotlight Auction is an opportunity for all SAQA members to have their work showcased at the 2016 SAQA Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We are looking for pieces 6” x 8” (portrait or landscape orientation), which we will display in mats with a 4.5" x 6.5” opening and place in clear cellophane sleeves. These pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet. All proceeds of the sales will benefit SAQA's exhibition programs. Please note that unsold pieces will not be returned.
This size of artwork can be quick to make, showcasing your voice and raising funds for the organization which helps us all. Plus, it’s your opportunity to collect work made by fellow SAQA members. What a win-win!

​Notice that the mat is going to fit over a part of the work, so the featured quilting you need to do is even smaller than 6x8. So easy, yet you will be exhibited in Pennsylvania! I'm going to do it! just follow this link to see how to get started and register:

And lets all make some ATC's, artist trading cards. In case you missed the newsletter about that, its an inspirational thing and a sharing thing that will help us meet the members in our area. The cards are all little, 2.5x3.5 like a business card, and then we can share them or just photo them and get some new inspirations. Like tiny art quilts! I already have some coming in! Its very informal, contact me if you want to mail one or send me a pix of what you are working on!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!
Its 2016!!!

Just wanted to share the ATC's I mentioned in my last post. I made mine the really easy way, by taking a piece of sample work and cutting it up into business sized cards, finished the edges, added some embellishments and signing the back.

The ones I got in trade were a fabulous sampling of styles, some were all fabric, others were paper and some were mixed media.

I have heard from one person so far that would like to trade some ATC's. Anyone else interested? Let's get some things going in TN and KY in 2016!

Sharon Buck