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A Lizard's Tale is Kim Lacy's way of showing the fractal forms and spirals we see everywhere in nature. Meant to represent a wrapped up chameleon's tail when it's sitting, the entire quilt is hand-painted on black cotton sateen.

Watch Kim in Show 2606.

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 35 Pieces Rotating

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 99 Pieces Rotating

ALizardsTalebyKimLacy - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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A Lizard's Tale is Kim Lacy's way of showing the fractal forms and spirals we see everywhere in nature. Meant to represent a wrapped up chameleon's tail when it's sitting, the entire quilt is hand-painted on black cotton sateen.

Watch Kim in Show 2606.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Karlee evades the quilt police and shares graffiti quilting, hand-lettered quilting, and modern couching in our latest show. Learn about her new books, Honest Fabric, and how you can design your own message on a quilt.

Watch Karlee in Show 2607, when it debuts Sunday, March 22, 2020.

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Le Bouquet by Mayumi Ishii of Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama, Japan won Second Place, Merit Quilting, Hand, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019, and is a stunning floral appliqué quilt with exquisite hand quilting. We particularly like that the medallion background is a crazy quilt design with embroidery.

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Joy of Spring by Jackie Perry of Marion, Virginia won Third Place, Merit Quilting, Hand, at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2019, and was inspired by an adult coloring book. Along with hand quilting, Jackie incorporated ruching and embellishments.

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The 2020 SAQA Annual Conference, moSAiQA, has become a virtual event! And so has the colorful highlight of every conference—the Spotlight Auction.

See a preview of the quilts at saqa.com/spotlight and read on to learn more.

This year, 266 works made and donated by SAQA members from around the world stand ready to be snapped up by collectors. The small-format pieces are presented in an 8 x10-inch mat with a 4.5 x 6.5-inch opening; each quilt is approximately 6 x 8 inches.

Conference attendees normally vie for these pieces in a silent auction held during the conference banquet.  But this year, bidders worldwide are invited to join in the spirited auction via Bidding Owl, a charity auction site. You do not have to be a SAQA member to bid. Bidding is open now. The opening bid for any quilt is $20, with $10 increments thereafter. You can see the quilts and find the link to register to bid at saqa.com/spotlight.

The quilts are arranged into sections called tables, much like they are presented during a live auction. This year, there are eight virtual tables and each has a different end time. Tables 1 through 4 will close every 30 minutes tonight from 7:30-9 p.m. EDT; Tables 5 through 8 will close between 7:30-9 p.m. EDT tomorrow, Saturday, March 21. Before you bid, you will need to register through Bidding Owl, so plan your time accordingly.

Shipping costs are added to your winning lots. For up to five pieces, shipping to the United States and Canada is $15. Shipping to other countries is $30 for up to five pieces.

Once the bidding is over, winning bidders receive automatic email notifications with instructions on how to check out. If you are bidding on multiple pieces, please wait until all the tables close before starting the checkout process.

Below are a few of the many quilts up for bid in the 2020 Spotlight Auction. The Quilt Show is a sponsor of SAQA’s moSAiQA conference, originally scheduled to be held in Toronto.

 

Gerrie Congdon

Over the Rainbow Condos

 

Mary Pal

Jaded

 

Maryte Collard

Broken Ice

 

Margaret Blank

When I Look Up: December

 

Susan Brewer

Unity, Tolerance, Peace 

 

Susan Redhead

Lookout

 

Cindy Bartosewcz

Little Things

 

Libby Cerullo

Aurora 5, Tree Portrait Study     

  

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People have asked Ricky to teach this course and now he can. Many of these tips and tricks are easy...if you just had someone to show you. He has created an online Smart Phone Photo Class that gets you right to what you need to know. This class would normally run for nine weeks, but due to our stay-at-home situation, he’s going to roll out the classes each Sunday and Thursday. There are special prices if you sign up now. Get all the details, watch the video and register at www.photoclassforyou.com
Early Birds are $84 through March 21, 2020.
After March 21, $99.
First Class is March 26, 2020.
 
Limited enrollment - Sign up now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Come here and start the video below. You can watch Alex live on Facebook or right here in this blog. Alex is back and ready to teach. She has talked about neutrals, fabric combinations, and today she talks about using solid fabrics. Plus there will be a quilt showing, and some hints about a sew-along on Saturday. FUN!

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Alex Anderson asks the big question. Will there be a Paducah Quilt Show in 2020? The answer from Meredith Schroeder and Bonnie Browning is a big yes and tell us when it is scheduled. They also tell Alex there will be a big announcement today March 19, 2020,

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Alex Anderson visits with Victoria Findlay Wolfe as she adjusts to the life's new rules. Her approach to keeping creative has inspired Alex. Victoria is definitely a muti-tasker with many irons in the fire. Join Alex as she hears the story and visits the studio of Victoria Findlay Wolfe.


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