SAQA Spotlight Auction Donation – 2017.03.01

SAQA is inviting each of its members to create a small piece of art and donate it to the silent auction that will be held at the 2017 SAQA Conference.  The 6” x 8” art quilts will be displayed in mats with a 4.5″ x 6.5” opening.  These pieces will be sold through a silent auction at the Conference Banquet.  All proceeds of the sales will benefit SAQA’s exhibition programs.

I love SAQA’s definition:

spot·light noun.
A strong beam of light that illuminates a small area, used especially to center attention on a fabulous art quilt

 

Here is my piece, which I have called ‘Heron Reflected’.

TerryAske_HeronReflected

 

In May 2015, while walking along the Fraser River, I spotted a Great Blue Heron perched on a pile of debris (actually a log with roots attached, which had floated down the river and gotten stuck in the riverbed).   I snapped a photo, and posted it on Instragram.

Heron with reflection

I was struck by the almost perfect reflection of the heron in the very still water, and thought it would make a great subject for a quilt.  But I was not thrilled with the lack of color in my photo.  So I used a photo-editing app called Sketch Guru to add some color.  I printed my altered photo onto fabric, backed it with white felt and added machine quilting.  I zigzag stitched around the edges.

 

Here is the back of my quilt – I still need to add a label.

TerryAske_HeronReflected_back

And this is what it will look like when matted.

TerryAske_HeronReflected_matted

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative projects to inspire you.

   Esther’s Blog   Sew Fresh Quilts

 

 

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11 Responses to SAQA Spotlight Auction Donation – 2017.03.01

  1. jhimsl says:

    love it, I’ll watch for it at Lincoln.

  2. Heide says:

    Love this! Wonderful work.

  3. AMAZING as always Terry. Will you be at the SAQA conference in Lincoln, NB… let’s connect!
    Bethany from Kingston, ON

  4. ellen simon says:

    How simple yet how effective.

  5. The quilting is perfect! And you painted that free-hand…didn’t you? Oh, how I aspire to that gift!

  6. This is stunning, Terry! And thanks for explaining your fabric color process – at first I thought, “Where on Earth did she find the most perfect ombre fabric ever?”

  7. Ronni says:

    Holy cow! This is genius Quilting, making sky and water from lines. But must it be matted? The zig-zag frame is ideal:)

  8. Puppilalla says:

    Wow, I am very impressed with your acurate translation from photograph to finished quilt. It turned out just wonderful.

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