Monday, November 3, 2014

trunk show piece by Betsy Abbott

I love it when I reach into my mailbox and find a piece for our regions trunk show!

 “Volcán de Fuego” by Betsy Abbott
 Inspired by my photograph in February 2014 of an active stratovolcano in Guatemala’s Central Highlands, taken just at dawn from a vantage point high above Finca los Andes.

Techniques:  Layered machine appliqué using a) “Skydye” fabrics by Mickey Lawler, b) purchased hand-dyed cottons, c) commercial cotton prints, and d) touches of acrylic fabric paint.Free-motion quilted on my home machine.

Submission details for the trunk show:
Each piece must be 9”x 11” - unbound please as the edges will not be visible and the piece will be mounted on matboard.  Please keep any dimensional embellishments at least 1" from the edges.  Include a one page ( 8 1/2” x 11” sheet of paper) artist statement that has your name, the title of the piece, materials and techniques used and any contact information or other information about the piece you wish to include.   Please also email a copy of this statement to Sue at

Send the artwork Sue Bleiweiss to (or bring it to a future SAQA regional meeting) Please include $5.00 (make checks payable to SAQA) to cover the supplies needed to mount and frame the artwork.

Note that this is an open ongoing call for SAQA MA/RI members and there is no deadline to submit a piece for it.

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