Monday, 28 October 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 at International Quilt Festival

Get ready to bid! The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the final tranche open for in-person bidding at the International Quilt Festival, Houston in Houston from 28 October to 3 November (with online bidding available on 28 and 29 October) . This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs. You can view the quilts in this tranche at page a and  page b of the SAQA website including these works donated by SAQA Oceania members:
Cath Babidge Fishnets - Helen Beaven Mel Forrest Lisa Repsevicius
Red Centre
Catherine Babidge
Fishnets
Helen Beaven
Enlighten
Mel Forrest
Untitled
Lisa Repsevicius
Susan Mathews Rasa Mauragis Beth Miller
Coastal Patterns - Banksia
Susan Mathews
Winter #4
Rasa Mauragis
Sea Turtle
Beth Miller

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Living Colour! Call for Entries

SAQA member Brenda Gael Smith is curating another travelling textile art exhibition in 2014/2015 that will premiere at the Australasian Quilt Convention in 2014 and will also be on display at the Creative Textile Show in Canberra (other venues are under investigation).  All textile artists are invited to submit an entry exploring the theme Living Colour! Each work will be in a 100x40cm (L x W) vertical format and up to 30 works may be selected. To submit an entry, please review the Conditions of Entry and complete the Online Entry Form. The closing date for entries is 31 January 2014. International entries are welcome.

Living Colour Call for Entries

Monday, 23 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction Tranche 3

The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the third tranche opening for bids on Monday, 23 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs. You can view the quilts in this tranche at pages 3a and  3b of the SAQA website including these works donated by SAQA Oceania members:
Buffy Beggs Jenny Bowker Giselle Burningham
Rice Paddy
Julia Arden
NZ Paua Shell
Buffy Beggs
Desert Finds
Jenny Bowker
There Be Dragons
Giselle Burningham
Felicity Clarke Susie Cujes Ruth de Vos Sue Dennis
Journey On 2#
Felicity Clarke
The Colours of the Outback
Susie Cujes
Drip Drop
Ruth de Vos
A Seasonal Change
Sue Dennis
Dianne Firth Ali George Maggie Gilbert Judy Hooworth
Metal
Dianne Firth
Oceania - My Home
Ali George
Journey
Maggie Gilbert
On the Ferry
Judy Hooworth
Robyn McGrath Hilary Metcalf Stephanie Newman Kate Oszko
In Waters Cool & Clean
Robyn McGrath
Private Property
Hilary Metcalf
Fault Lines II
Stephanie Newman
Essence of Australia
Kate Oszko
Jan Scudamore Caroline Sharkey Brenda Gael Smith Linda Stokes
Mallee Gums
Jan Scudamore
Free
Caroline Sharkey
Budgie Murmuration
Brenda Gael Smith
Rags and Riches
Linda Stokes
Lisa Walton Sally Westcott
Gumnuts
Lisa Walton
Floating
Sally Westcott

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013: Second Tranche

Lisa WaltonThe 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction continues with the second tranche opening for bids on Monday, 16 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . You can view the quilts in the section at pages 2a  2b of the SAQA website including The Romans #2 by SAQA Oceania member Averil Stuart-Head.

This slideshow presents all of the quilts available for purchase:
This is a great opportunity to purchase quality textile art and support SAQA’s exhibition programs.

Monday, 9 September 2013

SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 Opens 9 September

Get ready to bid!  The 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction opens on Monday, 9 September at 2:00pm Eastern (US) . The online auction is divided into three sections, one section per week. There is also an in person auction at the International Quilt Festival in Houston:
  • 9-14 September: pages 1a  1b 
  • 16-21 September: pages 2a  2b
  • 23-28 September: pages 3a   3b
  • 28 October - 3 November: quilts to be auctioned at International Quilt Festival (online bidding available on 28 and 29 October):  page a   page b
For the onine auction, on the first day of each section’s auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75. This week’s first tranche includes works by SAQA Oceania members:
Linda Robertus Alison Schwabe
Black & White #3
Linda Robertus
Sandlines
Alison Schwabe
We hope you enjoyed the Oceania Collection Blog Hop.  You can view all 32 works donated to the auction by SAQA Oceania members in the Oceania Collection online gallery:  Support the SAQA exhibition programs by bidding early and often!
The Oceania Collection

Friday, 6 September 2013

Blog Hop - Helen Beaven

The Oceania Collection Blog Hop ends today with a post by Helen Beaven of New Zealand!   Pop over to Helen's blog myinnerthread.blogspot.com to learn more about Fishnets, her donation to the 2013 SAQA Benefit Auction that starts on 9 September 2013 (Eastern Standard Time, USA).

Helen's work is part of the the special group of SAQA Benefit Auction art quilts selected by art quilt collectors Warren and Nancy Brakensiek that will be sold at the International Quilt Festival in Houston commencing on 28 October 2013.

Art Quilt by Helen Beaven
View the Oceania Collection online gallery:
The Oceania Collection

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Blog Hop - Buffy Beggs

Today Buffy Beggs shares her Benefit Auction donation image.  Remember - only one week before the auction starts!!
Art Quilt by Buffy Beggs

Due to technical issues, we can't share process pics, but here's some information about the quilt design:

Buffy's image was created with the help of the Kaleidoscope Kreator software and InkAid.  The InkAid was painted on with a foam roller over canvas before inkjet printing.  This results in an image that looks like the image on your computer, rather than a faded version of it.  The InkAid has captured the vibrancy of the paua shell colours beautifully.

Check out more inspiration here!
2 September         Hilary Metcalf                 hilarymetcalf.wordpress.com 
6 September         Helen Beaven                 myinnerthread.blogspot.com (the last stop on the blog hop for this year)


Monday, 2 September 2013

Blog Hop - Hilary Metcalf

Today the Oceania Collection blog hop visits Hilary Metcalf at hilarymetcalf.wordpress.com
to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 - Private Property.

 Art Quilt by Hilary Metcalf
Other blog stops:
View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable. 

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Blog Hop - Stephanie Newman

Today the Oceania Collection blog hop visits Stephanie Newman of Canberra  at stephanienewman.blogspot.com to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 - Fault Lines II.
Art Quilt by Stephanie Newman

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Blog Hop - Sally Westcott

Today the Oceania Collection blog hop visits Sally Westcott of Hobart, Tasmania  at sallydunn.blogspot.com to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction 2013 - Floating. The auction begins on 9 September and is a great opportunity to purchase great textile art and support SAQA's exhibitions and education programs.
Art Quilt by Sally Westcott

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Blog Hop - Jenny Bowker

Hop over to Jenny Bowker at  jennybowker.com/postcards  to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction that commences on 9 September 2013..
 Art Quilt by Jenny Bowker
 Other blog stops:

View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable and the Oceania Collection online gallery.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Blog Hop - Susan Mathews

Hop over to Susan Mathews at susanmathews.info to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction. Banksia is one of the pieces up for auction at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, 28 October - 3 November 2013.

 Art Quilt by Susan Mathews
 Other blog stops:

View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable and the Oceania Collection online gallery.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Blog Hop - Felicity Clarke

Join Felicity Clarke at bearlytherecreations.blogspot.com to learn more about her donation to the SAQA Benefit Auction - Journey On #2:

 Art Quilt by Felicity Clarke
Other blog stops:
View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable and the Oceania Collection online gallery.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Blog Hop - Kate Oszko

Today Kate Oszko shares background to her quilt at koszko.blogspot.com  Don't forget the SAQA Benefit Auction starts on 9 September 2013:

Art Quilt by Kate Oszko
Other blog stops:
          View the complete Oceania Collection Blog Hop timetable and the Oceania Collection online gallery.

          Saturday, 17 August 2013

          Blog Hop - Robyn McGrath

          Welcome to Robyn McGrath who takes us on a tour of the creation of her Oceania Collection quilt for the SAQA Auction which starts on 9 September 2013.
          Art Quilt by Robyn McGrath

          In Waters Cool and Clean” - Fat belly Seahorse, Sydney Harbour is the title of my 12” x 12” quilt for the SAQA Auction.

          I chose my subject because a native Aussie fit with the Oceania Group contributions and because my scuba diving son phoned to tell of his excitement in seeing one of these creatures and shared his delight that Sydney was clean enough for them to inhabit.

          I decided to colour my white background fabric using an ice dyeing  technique because the serendipitous results are often inspiring. So, soda soaked fabric was folded, scrunched and placed on wire racks and covered with small ice cubes.


          Fibre reactive dye was sprinkled on the ice and covered with plastic and sheeting for 24 hours.
          The results were a surprise because I used a rack with a small grid and here and there grid marks appeared on the cloth. I decided to use one of the pieces with the grid marks as it worked for the large stem of kelp.

          To add my message about cool clean water I made a freezer paper stencil and used decolourant to lighten the words in several places on the background.

          The kelp fronds were cut from organza, and  the impression of cellular structure was made with paintstick rubbings over mesh. These were applied  and heat cut to shape with a stencil cutter. The ferny seaweed was also added with paintstick rubbings over small woodblock stamps.
          The seahorses were cut from different silks, appliqu├ęd and decorated with programmed and free motion stitching The foreground seahorse  was machine trapuntoed for extra impact. The quilting was dictated by the pictured items and the ice dyed background. Here's the finished work!
          For more inspiration see the following posts from other Oceania members:  
          13 August             Linda Robertus                lindarobertus.blogspot.com
          15 August             Linda Stokes                   linda-stokes.blogspot.com
          19 August             Kate Oszko                    koszko.blogspot.com
          21 August             Felicity Clarke                 bearlytherecreations.blogspot.com