Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Grand Gallery of Europe/Middle East's Contributions to the SAQA Benefit Auction part

Shea Wilkinson (USA)

Shea is an American who has listed 'Germany' as her second area of interest in SAQA regions and has also contributed an auction piece that will be on sale in the first section. Here is what she wrote about her piece:

The piece, "Skycape", is inspired by x-ray contour maps of space. I was in the middle of creating a body of work on this theme when I did my auction piece. The imagery is created with free motion quilting, with the "map" lines being restitched up to 5 times for thickness. The background is done to appear as glowing gas clouds among the denser objects portrayed by the topographical lines. Framing the sides of the piece is hand-dyed silk, in a beautiful electric blue. 

This quilt will be in section 1 of the Benefit Auction, beginning on Sept. 15 th. Help support SAQA, and build your art quilt collection by bidding often!


  1. And we can even learn from the SAQA auction! I had not heard of x-ray contour maps of space. But now I will go look it up.

  2. I hadn't heard of x-ray contour maps either. This is very effective.