Annual SAQA Auction Starts Soon!

Every year Studio Art Quilt Associates, SAQA, hold an online auction of 12in. sq. quilted artworks made and donated by artist members to benefit the touring exhibitions program. I’ve participated every year except one, and this year’s Pandemic Pattern 2 is from the series that I began during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

At you’ll find images on all works and artists, plus details on how to bid when it starts.

While I was making it back in December 2020, I wroteAgainst a red background representing danger, the circular shapes of black leather are held in place with stemmed french knots in luminescent green. Those stitches really pop out, almost pulsate, though the drama isn’t apparent in this pic.

One of the fun things to do as you browse through this year’s 469 items is to assemble your choice of 8 pieces you’d like to see go together into Dream Collections. There’s absolutely no commitment to buy one, though of course one could anchor itself on your wish list! But it’s fun to see how people react to the same image, and several popular images always turn up in what you’d think were totally different, unrelated topics. You decide a theme, and build your collection around it. For example, my favourite colour is green, so soon I’ll be putting a collection of quilts together in which the dominant colour is green. I may do one on birds, and will certainly try to find a group of 8 on Covid… and something else might come to mind as I look through them, too.

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