Here’s a good way to start the workweek: Want to buy an art quilt? Today the reverse auction commences to benefit SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). I am on the SAQA Board and I can tell you this is a very organized, forward-thinking organization supporting and promoting the art quilt worldwide. Some information on the reverse auction from Martha Sielman, Executive Director of SAQA:
The auction will go live November 10th, just in time for holiday gift giving. Mark you calendars for the bidding to start at 2:00 Eastern/11:00 Pacific on Monday, November 10th. We’ll again be dividing the pieces into three groups for the auction – final groupings will be determined once all the auction pieces have been received. The auction for Group I will begin November 10th. Group II will begin November 18th. And Group III will begin November 28th. For information on how our Reverse Auction will work, click here.
Other weekend news
In order to cope with PPQSD, Saturday afternoon I attended a reception for Long Journey: Into a Series, a new group exhibition in my neck of the woods at ArtSpace Maynard.
Fiber artist Jeanne Williamson (who authored The Uncommon Quilter and wrote the foreword for Karey Bresenhan’s Creative Quilting book) had her quilts displayed alongside sculptures made of colored pencils (Jennifer Maestre), dresses fashioned from bubble wrap and chicken wire (Virginia Fitzgerald), heavily altered bath mats (Catherine Evans), metal figures from objects that have fallen off the trolley (Ruth Rosner), among other types of art.
What an eclectic, inspiring mix of art, and of course the artists behind these pieces were equally interesting and diverse. (And some of these artists will be making an appearance in Cloth Paper Scissors, including Jennifer Maestre pictured below.)
Sunday night I spent a few hours screening fabrics using my sock pictures.
I call them my sock hop collection.
If you would like some, you can still enter the giveaway by going here.