My contemporary quilt called Grief that is touring the USA with the SAQA Connections exhibition has been bought by a collector. The quilt was at the Houston quilt show last week and bought at the show, although it is on tour until 2025.
This is the first quilt that I have ever put a sale price on and so the first quilt I have sold except for donations I have made. I am absolutely thrilled. I have had some lovely feedback from people who have seen it, which has been lovely. I made it last year in our first big lockdown, you can read about it here.https://lindasteelequilts.blogspot.com/2021/03/exploring-emotions-with-quilts.html
I got another surprise when the SAQA Journal arrived and there was a photo of one of my quilts.
It is SAQA journal Volume 31, no. 2. I was innocently reading it one night in bed and turned the page and there was my quilt. My quilts have been in lots of magazines before but the surprise never loses its gloss and it's the first time I have been in a SAQA magazine.
That's my Firelight quilt at the bottom. It's very exciting that they picked my quilt.
Earlier this year I did an 8 week on-line course with German collage artist Cordula Kagemann and the organisers, Fibre Arts Take 2 were so impressed by the results that they published a book of our work.
So, I have had quite a boost to my ego lately.
We got out of lockdown last week and at last the shops were allowed to open. Everyone is so happy and feel that life will start again. Most people agree that this latest lockdown of 3 months has been the hardest of all and everyone has been a bit down. So, we've had six lockdowns over the last two years and have the world record of being the most locked down city. We are still getting lots of cases but we are over 80% vaccinated and should reach 90% at the end of this month. Hooray.
Bye for now,