Saturday, August 30, 2014

Have you visited the website to see all of the 2014 BENEFIT AUCTION Quilts??? Central Canada is well represented!

Many thanks to all of our Central Canada members who donated quilts this year for the Auction. The work is diverse and beautifully executed. Hoping you will make time to visit the website when you have a few minutes to scan through the hundreds of wonderful quilts that are being offered during the three separate week-long sessions, each offering 100+ quilts.

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach. Thanks to our donors and bidders in 2013, the Benefit Auction raised over $65,000!

View the Quilts

Dream Collections

View Artist List and Quilt Details

The Benefit Auction is run in three sections for 6 days each, with a special later section accompanying the International Quilt Festival in Houston. A different group of quilts is available for online bidding each week. More Details »
SAQA's Benefit Auction will begin on September 15, 2014
Section 1:  September 15-20th - online bidding
Section 2: September 22-27th - online bidding
Section 3: September 29-October 4th - online bidding
Section 4 - October 27- 28th - online bidding and also available for in-person
bidding at International Quilt Festival Oct. 29th-Nov 2nd
Congratulations to ANNE SOLOMON whose piece will travel to Houston for Auction at IQF
Chasm, Anne Solomon (to IQF for in person/online bidding)
It takes a Village, Susan Farber (Section 1)

Serenity, Sandra Garner (Section 1)

Been There, Done That, Robin Field (Section 1)

Forever Car Ride, Phillida Hargreaves (Section 1)

Brooklyn #5, Heather Dubreuil (Section 1)

Going, Going, Almost Gone, Janine Gates (Section 1)


Crossing to Safety, Sharon Collins (Section 1)

Pink Peony Centre, Carolynn McMillan (Section 1)

Returning 2, Elaine Quehl (Section 2)

Fire and Ice, Helena Scheffer (Section 2)

Valdani Trees in Spring, Jeanne Stoness (Section 3)

Forest Floor, Bethany Garner (Section 3)

SAQA 2014 Benefit Online Auction Pricing - prices change at 2 pm EST
Sept 15
Sept 16
Sept 17
Sept 18
Sept 19
Sept 20
Sept 22
Sept 23
Sept 24
Sept 25
Sept 26
Sept 27
Sept 29
Sept 30
Oct 1
Oct 2
Oct 3
Oct 4
Oct 27 Oct 28  

The shipping and handling fee will be a flat rate for up to seven pieces at a time on any given date. If you want to bid on more than seven pieces or you want to bid on more than one date, you will be charged shipping and handling each time.
Shipping and handling within the United States -- $12; International shipping and handling -- $30. Shipping will be via USPS Priority, insured mail. (You might like to consider a KINEK point for shipping to US if Canadian)

Purchase will be by credit card only. The bid form will be time-stamped and sequentially numbered - if more than one person submits a purchase form at the same time, the lowest numbered form will be the accepted buyer.

SOLD notices will be posted as quickly as possible. The donor artists will be informed who purchased their artwork after the auction is complete.

Pieces not reaching the reserve price of $75 will be sold in the SAQA Store through November 2014 or if unsold will be returned to the artist.