Just a heads up that the kim family benefit art + craft auction begins tomorrow!
What is this you ask? It's an auction of items donated by 40 independent artists—paintings, prints, ceramics, soft toys, jewelry, paper goods and home decor—with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Kim Family Fund. Bidding begins on January 3rd and continues through January 7th. If you go to the blog now you'll see previews of the auction items (and there's some amazing stuff) and more information about the artists who created them.
Of particular interest to my Stitch School readers is the art quilt designed by Kristin La Flamme. Titled "California Special", it features gorgeous hand-embroidery (see a closeup of it in the second photo) and surface embellishments along with the linoleum-print fabrics and vintage flour sack that form the base. Some people think embroidery is old-fashioned, but if it's used in unconventional ways it really isn't at all!