Sunday, June 8, 2014

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) 2014 Auction Piece

I have been a SAQA member for a few years and they do an art quilt auction beginning in September of each year to raise funds. They ask any of the members to donate an original art quilt piece 12" x12" and I created this piece I call "Human Harmony."
The deadline was extended from June 1st to June 15th and that gave me enough time to make something for the auction.
I started with the red batik with purple and gray gears. I felt like working with darker skin tones and blonde hair-as interesting combo but if it's good enough for RuPaul it's good enough for me!! I added the word harmony because I was being social/political in my mind while I was creating this and it spoke to be about human/racial harmony.
I embellished with two different yellow nail polishes for in the hair, one polish on the lips and another purple nail polish on the eyelids. I added rhinestones to simulate actual jewelry and a bit of white fabric paint on the eyes.
I'm glad they expended the deadline so I could commit to the SAQA auction project!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I watched an episode (a re-run, I'm sure) of Quilting Arts that you were on talking about your portrait quilts. I was so excited, I couldn't wait to try out your technique! So tonight, I worked in a gift for my father-in-law and put it to use. I'm making him a Dapper Dan (from O Brother, Where Art Thou?) grilling apron. I loved doing the raw-edge applique and filling in all the fun swirly stitches! I'm used to needle-turn applique, though, so I'm feeling nervous about how it'll hold up. I'll send you a photo of it when it's all finished, if you'd like.