Catherine Whall Smith . . . Going, Going, GONE!!

Last Friday, I found time to bid on and purchase one of the SAQA 2020 Auction pieces!  I did a quick review and then I noticed #518 “Dementia” by Heidi Drahota of Nürnberg, Germany: http://www.heidi-drahota.deShown right – it’s description reads as follows; “The background is a tablecloth that I sewed for my mother. Now she no longer decorates her house. She doesn’t know the time anymore, she doesn’t know the seasons. How long will she recognize me yet? I’m losing my mother – slowly creeping.”  It will arrive via Fed Ex – can’t wait.  My piece “Please . . . Join us” also sold on that same day.  So far, $109,650 has been raised to benefit Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. mission. (

Presently our swirling tree leaves in Connecticut are also  going, going almost gone.  My piece “Autumn Swirls” completed years ago echos that sentiment. Interesting to me that the tablecloth fabrics in”Dementia” seem to be from the same color palette as my 2009 piece. So my question now is “Were we purchasing fabrics in different countries at the same time?”.


STUDIO NOTE:  The theme of leaves is highlighted  in “Hay . . . Keep Your Distance #5”, titled “Mighty Oak Leaves”  as it incorporates printed oak leaf fabric into the design (detail shown right).

STAY SAFE . . . Smith Stitch Studio and don’t forget to rake those leaves!

About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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2 Responses to Catherine Whall Smith . . . Going, Going, GONE!!

  1. Ann williams says:

    Loved your work “Keep Your Distance”. Wondered how you did the leaves. So appropriate for now.

    • Catherine Whall Smith says:

      Thanks Ann, Those leaves were already printed on the fabric. Had it in my stash for quite awhile. Hope all is well! The auction piece I purchased arrived – Stunning!

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