Monday, August 5, 2013

New Postcards

I have moved to my new home but am unable to unpack all of my fiber supplies for lack of space, so they are still in boxes in the back of a cargo container.  I won't be able to unpack until my studio is built, probably some time next year.  So in the meantime, I have very few supplies and I am keeping busy making postcards, which I send to friends and family for birthdays.  Here are a few of the new ones:

The above postcard has some dyed cheesecloth to simulate water and several commercial cottons as background mountains. 

This postcard was inspired by a technique from Gloria Loughman's book, Radiant Landscapes.  I used a copy-write free image of a palm tree in the front, and my rusted fabrics as the background. 
I'll post some others, as I send them out; I don't want to share them here until I've sent them to the birthday people. 

SAQA Online Auction

I belong to SAQA, which is the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.  Each year members donate art quilts to be auctioned off to benefit the association's many endeavors.  I have entered quilts for the past two years and this year's auction pieces are wonderful. 

The auction begins on September 9th at 2 PM EST, and runs through September 29th at 2PM EST.  Check out the selection of art at  There are several pages of quilted art, each 12" x 12".  There is a page explaining the bidding process,  and if you click on a specific piece, it will take you to a page that gives some additional information by the artist.  Here is the piece I have in the auction this year:

The piece is titled Prairie Dawn and can be found on page 2a.  I hope you will visit the site and take part in the auction, the works are innovative and beautiful and a great addition to your art collection!