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Although it may seem a bit strange to include portraits of birds here, this is a piece I made from left-over bits of a carefully pieced vintage quilt with three grackles executing their mating display. The piece is 12 by 12 and will be in the 2021 SAQA donation auction held annually in September. I have a few bits still left and those will become the SAQA Spotlight donation in March 2022 at the annual convention. One piece will become a post card as a thank you to the buyer of the piece.

Sylvia Weir Three Grackles SAQA 12 X 12 2021


Remembering Barbara


Blue and Gray


detail of Blue and Gray

Blue and Gray will be sent to the National Quilt Museum as part of their fund-raising auction.



self portrait from a photo taken by my husband as I sat on my nephew’s floor holding Ella while her twin brother Eli was having his diaper changed. Photo is from summer 2016 and work is completed in November 16. Piece measures 10 by 14





Size approximately 45 by 60 Price $800

Canning Peaches A tribute to my mother (on the left) and her mother the summer before my mother married my father.


NFS, private collection

A tribute to my brother-in-law who tackles hair ribbons with the same care as repairing a carburetor

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow, this looks incredible!

    March 8, 2016
  2. this is one of my favorite pieces. I used a lot of hand-dyed and marked fabrics. the background came together very quickly. I like to use a traditional pattern but then put portraiture on top. Some people think I ruin the piece by putting portraiture on top but I enjoy the interaction between geometry and figurative work.
    Thanks for looking. I haven’t updated my work recently–trying to get some things into shows but I don’t like them broadcast before then.

    March 8, 2016
  3. Juanita Johnson #

    LOVE this. just added to the ideas already in my head……I hope all this does not cause hair loss… LOL

    April 6, 2016

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