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Aileyn’s piece, The Grasslands are Winning, is on the move. As part of SAQA’s Concrete and Grasslands exhibit, it was shown last September in Shanghai. Then it was in Birmingham, UK and later this fall it will be in London, Harrogate UK, and Dublin, Ireland. It will come home after a final showing at the Grants Pass Art Museum next summer.
Last year Aileyn worked on a new technique using Tsukineko inks like watercolor paint. The results were stunning. Geranium Fantasy was the result and it was accepted into a show in LaConnor Washington this fall.
Jean helped a friend make a quilt for her daughter for college graduation. She made a quilt for another friend from blocks started by her friend’s mother, a lovely keepsake for her. And she make a t-shirt quilt for a fundraiser at her grandchildren’s school; all this last winter and spring. Since then she retired from 50+ years of dental hygiene and has taken several trips. So now she is ready to jump back into her art quilts – full time! She just completed a piece remembering a childhood “playground.” She chose to create an abstract image, reducing the image to three values plus white and a pop of red.
Jean just completed a wallhanging honoring her daughter-in-law’s strength and commitment to her family. It is hand appliqued, silk on silk.
SAQA’s annual Benefit Auction has come and gone. This year 434 12 x 12 inch quilts were donated by members. There are still some pieces available at the SAQA.com store. Who knows! You may find a piece that you want to buy! Below are the pieces that Jean and Aileyn donated and were purchased this year.