This piece is hand dyed and appliqued. Once machine quilted, I washed and dried it in the dryer to get textural effects from the shrinkage of fabric and batting (this technique is my current area of exploration). Hand embroidery and couching finished off the 8" square quiltlet.The trunk show is designed to showcase SAQA artists, and to help educate the public about the art quilt form. Selections from the previous trunk show, which I was also a part of, could be requested by guilds and groups for presentation to their members. I assume this will be the same for the 2011 - 2012 version. It is a wonderful educational tool, keeping in line with the SAQA mission. Keep it in mind for your group.