About “Abstraction for Katie”
A few years ago, I attended the wonderful Alegre Retreat for quilters at the stunning Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado. I was working on a series of realistic winter landscapes when renowned art-quilter and teacher, Katie Pasquini-Masopust, challenged me to “do something more abstract.”
After I finished the landscape layouts, I created this composition with the leftover fabric scraps…plus a few others for a hit of colour.
I recently finished it as a small quilt, 12″ x 12″, and have donated it to the SAQA 2016 Benefit Auction. Yes, it really is a quilt. The collaged-fabric top and bottom fabric enclose batting in the centre. A 1/4″ binding and a hanging sleeve on the back finish it. The fabrics are cotton batiks and my free-motion longarm quilting goes through all 3 layers.
About the SAQA Benefit Auction
The SAQA Benefit Auction seeks to increase recognition of art quilts and the artists who make them. The proceeds support SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. The auction is a great opportunity for collectors and art novices alike to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists.
The auction works on a declining price basis. That is, all the quilts are initially offered for sale with Diamond Day bidding – an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for US $1,000.
The quilts are divided into three sections for bidding purposes. Each week, a different section of quilts will be available for bidding, starting at US $750. The quilts are then reduced each day throughout the week if they have not yet sold. You might be able to get a beautiful piece for just US $100. But be forewarned: the favourites are snapped up quickly.
Bidding starts on Friday, September 16th at 2pm EDT. Abstraction for Katie is in Section 2. If it is still available after the Diamond Day bidding, bidding continues Monday Sept 26th.
To see all the quilts and bidding details, click here.