A good Cause
Studio Art Quilt Association has been around for a few years now and has grown substantially in the past five years boasting well over 3000 members all over the globe. SAQA sponsors several exhibits each year with some exhibits traveling for two to three years also around the globe.
To fund this endeavor and the conferences and the all the educational activities it provides, an annual auction of small fiber pieces is held. This auction is held on-line in the fall and features a wide selection of styles and colors and images. I have contributed several years and this is this year’s contribution.
The fiber art group I started with the assistance of SAQA has been working on word prompts. Each of us submitted a word–a word is drawn and we are each challenged to execute that word in fiber. There have been some wonderfully creative pieces made along with challenging ourselves to try new techniques.
This is my piece about ‘bridge’.
It is made from commercial fabrics, a lot of thread, some hand embroidery and mounted on black linen over a gallery wrapped stretcher bars. I like to put a wire hanger on the back and so it is ready to hang on the wall when purchased.