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.