6 Squared Fundraiser:

I stopped in Brookings last week for some much-needed frozen yogurt. I think frozen yogurt is the main thing I miss now that I’m living out in the sticks. A few years of college in the city spoiled me! We had 3 places within 10 minutes for fro-yo bars. Anyway – enough reminiscing.

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While I was on my way out of the store, I noticed a sign for the 6 Squared Fundraiser by the Brookings Arts Council. The idea behind the name is that local artists are asked to create and donate a 6 inch by 6 inch piece of art for their fundraiser. The 6 Squared art pieces will be displayed and for sale @ $20 per item. With frozen yogurt in hand – I started thinking, “this could be a great quilting project!” I have never entered an art fundraising contest, so this is new for me. New is good!

Rules (Not mine, these are the actual contest rules):

– Entries Due April 23, 2013

– Max of 4 pieces

– Artwork may not be framed and must be signed on back so artist remains anonymous.

Samples: 

I found several neat ideas & photos from another blog: During Quiet Time. She has done several mini-quilts and they are just so adorable! And, what a great small, low-stress time commitment. Instead of a queen sized quilt, I’m just committed to working on 6 in x 6 in.

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These are so adorable! I can’t wait to get started on my own!

Join Me?

I know there are lots of quilters around the Brookings area. I was just at a free motion class with about 20 of them a few weeks ago. I talked to the ladies at Quilts, Stitches and Framing in Brookings about my mini-quilt and we are both hoping some other area quilters will join me in donating to the fundraisers. Quilting is an art form, too. I’m thinking we quilters need to “represent.” If you do end up with a 6 squared project – please let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Sierra Shea

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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I am from a family of all girls. I always keep a journal. John & I were married back in 2013. It was a miracle then & it is now. We had three kids between Oct 2014 & August 2018 : Joslyn Shea, J.D., and Jesse Lee. We remodeled two houses & moved three times in our first 5 years. I grew up in Missouri, but was transplanted to South Dakota. I am working on my masters at Sioux Falls Seminary as of 6.1.19.

I started Sierra Shea & Co. as a space to curate encouragement for all women toward creative, redemptive lives as daughters of the King of Kings.