Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SAQA Central Canada Members donate work to Annual SAQA Benefit Auction

Boathouses2, Heather Dubreuil



CHIAROSCURO, Carolynn McMillan
 
Special Thanks to each of the artists in our SAQA Central Canada region who have sent their beautiful  Art Quilts to SAQA for the Annual Benefit Auction which opens on September 9, 2013.

The donation of art is vital to the continued success in fundraising to support the ongoing work of the Studio Art Quilt Associates organization and the sharing that is done internationally as SAQA Exhibitions travel to amazing and diverse locations to be seen and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.
Curtain Call 3, Elaine Quehl
SAQA's Benefit Auction is our major fundraiser each year and represents SAQA's  vital income source after membership dues, member donations and gifts. For the 2013 auction, 421 artworks have been donated by generous members!
 
Bookmark this link so that you will be ready to have a peek at the Auction Quilt Pages, and make a list of your  favourite quilts which could be added to your Art Collection.
http://www.saqa.com/gallery-mini-detail.php?ID=2379


Fruit II, Carol Howard Donati
 


Artists participating with the donation of their beautiful art work in 2013 are
(apologies if we missed anyone):
 
 
Sharon Collins
Rebekah Crown
Heather Dubreuil
Phillida Hargreaves
Carol Howard Donati
Robin Laws Field
Carolynn McMillan
Mary B. Pal
Elaine Quehl
Mardell Rampton
Helena Scheffer
Kit Vincent
 

Please take time to visit the main SAQA Website and have time to browse through the beautiful quilts, and make a few notes about your favourites for the bidding in September. Many of the quilts will be available for you to bid on through the online auction, while others will be up for bid at the International Quilt Festival in Houston like the great quilt below, created by Mardell Rampton:
 
 
Sunshine and Shadows, Mardell Rampton