Besides my annual thread purchases, including new SAQA thread, I bought two 12 x 12 pieces in the SAQA Booth, gave one away and an Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative piece which I also gave away. I congratulate the staff of that wonderful organization who worked so diligently to reach their goal ($1 Million). Of course, I also had to have 4 Pet Postcards (who could pick just one?) to support Friends for Life, a no-kill animal shelter and adoption center in Houston.
The SAQA donation work I kept was made by Amira Wishinsky. She called it Graffiti in Berlin (See Figure 1 below). I loved the abstractness of it. It reminded me of a cartoon "speak" bubble and seemed Picasso-ish. I rotated it right (See Figure 2). It reminded me of a water drop and really spoke to me. It now lives at the beach cabin. Pet Postcards, Figures 3-6, shown below.
Graffiti in Berlin Amira Wishinsky 12"x12"
Beach Perspective Amira Wishinsky 12"x12"
Scratch Loves Soccer 4"x6 Wendy Butler Berns
Untitled 4"x6" M.Bull
Best Friends 4"x6"
Maker Unknown Fig. 5
Jazz Cat 4"x6" Grace Sim