Wednesday, November 26, 2008

saqa auction quilts

I am happy to say that my SAQA Foot-Square Auction quilt has been sold. Thank you, Phyllis Cullen of Chico, California!

There are still several beautiful pieces left for sale... (See link a couple of posts below)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Link for Stay at Home Challenge

All the challenge quilts that were in the Stay at Home Challenge can be seen at the link below. (Mine is near the bottom) They have all been donated to the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative to raise money for a cure. They have monthly auctions, plus they have some up for sale at certain venues. I'll let you know when I find out where my quilt is going.

http://dianedidit. com/stayathome. html

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Fibre Noir" on SAQA Auction

My quilt, "Fibre Noir," is up for auction this week on SAQA's website, together with 81 other quilts. It's a reverse auction, so bids are $750 today, but they go lower each day. There were some problems on the website earlier this week, but I am told they are all fixed.

It's free to look!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

9 Hearts for Alzheimer's

I just finished this quilt for Ami Simms to auction off at one of her monthly auctions to raise money for Alzheimer's research. I'm actually a straggler in the "Stay At Home Challenge" from the Quilt Art List. Better late than never! I'm calling this one "9 Hearts." Most of the quilt is made of scraps from another heart project. Five of the hearts are "negative," and four are "positive." I hope they like it and the buttons make it through the mail okay. :-)

Monday, November 10, 2008

SAQA Benefit Auction

The SAQA Benefit Auction is underway as of today. This is SAQA's biggest fundraiser. Proceeds will go to support exhibits, catalogs and outreach efforts in 2009. Pages 1a and 1b are available for bidding this week.

My quilt, as pictured here, is on Page 2a:

This group of quilts will be available for bidding next week, beginning on November 18.

Bid form: (scroll down to the form)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Day of the Dead Fun and Hijinx

I spent several hours at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California yesterday. There's a quilt exhibit going on there: "American Quilts: 200 Years of Tradition" from their permanent collection. It's there until March 15, by the way. My friend Peggy and I were there to demonstrate and promote quilting. There was also a Dia de los Muertos celebration going on there. It was originally supposed to be outside, but it was sprinkling in the morning so they held it indoors where we were stationed. I loved all the spectacle! So colorful. They had dancers and bands and shrines for departed loved ones. Here are some photos to give you a taste. They sold tamales for only $2.00! The only downside was the bone-crunching loudness of it all when the music was going. Otherwise, totally awesome.

Next to our table they had sugar skulls the children could decorate with sequins, beads and

icing. What fun! It made me wish I was a kid so I could try. I noticed that they sold sugar skull molds in the gift shop, in case I'd ever want to make my own....

After I got home, Dave and I snuck out and put up an Obama-Biden sign on a street corner not far from our house in Irvine. It was still there when Dave left for work this morning, but I noticed it had disappeared by 10 am. Bummer....