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:
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’.
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.
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.
And this is what it will look like when 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.