Inspired by Monika Kinner-Whalen of the My Sweet Prairie blog, I'm placing one of my small art quilts up for auction this week. The total auction price will benefit Heal the Bay - a Santa Monica Based charity which focuses on making southern California's coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean and supports the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Here's the quilt....
15" X 13.5"
I chose this quilt as an appropriate subject for Heal the Bay - The title is inspired by Marcus Pfister's wonderful children's book which we read to our son countless times in the 1990s. The quilt was made using Sue Carlson's fabric collage technique in which small bits and snippets of fabrics are glued to a foundation . The colorful fabrics are all bits and pieces of hand dyes and exotic batiks carefully chosen to blend, delineate and give some sparkle to the simple fish design. When the collage was complete, I captured the fish beneath a layer of tulle free motion quilted it all using gold metallic and silk threads. The edge treatment is also a Sue Carlson technique adding a quirky pinked edge to the framed composition. Click on the fish above for a larger version and on the smaller details below.
Here is the information on the auction The highest bidder by midnight on December 21st will have the quilt mailed to them (shipping is on me as long as it is within the US). 100% of the final winning bid price will be used sent as a donation to Heal the Bay. I will post the "highest bid" in the comments section for this post as they come in.
If you are interested, all you need to do is email your bid to me at Sally@SallyWrightQuilts.com.I will post the bids as they come in on my blog. Once the announcement is made as to how much the quilt has sold for, I will contact that person with info on how/where to send payment. The check can be made out to Heal the Bay if you want a tax deduction. The quilt will me mailed once the payment has been received. At that time I will forward on the donation in the winner's name to Heal the Bay. The winner can remain anonymous of they prefer.
Good luck everybody!