SAQA Auction

The annual SAQA on-line auction sold 267 art quilts, raising $54,200 for the organization. If you would like to see all the quilts that were available click here.

Different View III by Mayann Weinberg came home to me yesterday.

I am completely charmed by it. I love the way the muted colors swirl into one another and the care she took to create the detailed thread and bead work. This photograph doesn’t reveal the wonderful surprise I found when I unwrapped it. From the back you can see that four of the circles are cut away so that you actually see through the center portion of the bead and thread work.

And those four cut-away circles are surrounded by beads that are 3-D, actually lifting from the surface of the quilt. You can see the small knots at the end of each row — versus the three circles that have beads securely stitched to the surface.

I feel so lucky to have this wonder piece of art.

14 replies
  1. pixeladies
    pixeladies says:

    Beautiful piece, Franki. I don’t even remember seeing it. Sometimes the auction pages are just so overwhelming. Thanks for showing us the back. Having the centers cut away is a wonderful “surprise.”

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      The photos never do them complete justice so they are always more beautiful when you see them close.

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      And I get to see the rest of the art quilts that will be auctioned in Houston during Quilt Festival!

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