2010 IQA Silent Auction

Each year, the International Quilt Association hosts a Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction at International Quilt Festival in Houston.  IQA award winners, IQA quiltmaking friends, and Festival teachers are invited to submit a small quilt for auction, with the proceeds going to support the activities of the International Quilt Association.  This year, the invitation list included me!

In 2009, my quilt Instruments of Praise won first prize for Innovative Appliqué at the IQA judged show Quilts: A World of Beauty.  It seemed fitting that my entry into the silent auction should somehow represent this quilt.  Here it is:  Trumpets of Praise.  It is a reproduction of one of the four blocks in the original quilt – the trumpet block – and measures 24″ x 24″.

The original quilt was hand appliquéd but because of the tight deadline, the motifs in Trumpets of Praise were fused and machine appliquéd.  The same detailed machine quilting, including trapunto, was incorporated into the mini quilt.  Even the backing fabric is true to its predecessor!

Instruments of Praise was inspired by the words of Psalm 150.

Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his might heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord.

Here is your chance to own a piece of the multi-award winning quilt Instruments of Praise.  Support the International Quilt Association and place your bid at the Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction this November!


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