Saturday, June 3, 2017

The hundreds of member created and donated SAQA 2017 Benefit Auction Quilts are posted on the SAQA website. Please make time to have a visit and see the truly amazing artwork!

The SAQA 2017 Benefit Auction will take place online from September 15 through October 8. 
Note that we are still in the process of adding pieces to the website and appreciate your patience! Please email if you have any questions.

SAQA Central Canada Member Art donated to the 2017 BENEFIT AUCTION to date is shared below. The Annual Benefit Auction supports the Exhibitions Schedule and movement of major SAQA exhibitions to Shows, Galleries and Museums all around the world.

We so appreciate the work that has gone into these special quilts and the dedication of the artists represented here. Thank you so much!

You may visit the SAQA website and see all of the quilts received to date here:
These small pieces of artwork will surely be appreciated as a part of collections around the world as the Benefit Auction commences

The 2017 Benefit Auction will take place from September 15 through October 8. The Auction will kick-off at 2pm ET on September 15 with Diamond Day bidding - an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000.  

The 12" x 12" Auction Quilts have been divided up into three sections for bidding purposes. Each week, a different section of quilts will be available for bidding, starting at $750 and further reduced throughout the week.  

At the end of each bidding period, remaining quilts will be available for purchase in the SAQA store. Unsold quilts will also be sent to Houston for the International Quilt Market and Festival (early November). 

  • The online bidding form will be live on September 15 at 2pm EDT for Diamond Day bidding. All quilts will be available for $1000.
  • Starting September 18th at 2pm EDT, bidding starts at $750 - only pieces in the section listed will be available for bidding at this level. Each day thereafter, the price is reduced according to the chart below.
You can bid on up to 7 pieces at a time - the first bid on each piece wins.
Once the auction starts, any piece in an upcoming section can be purchased at the Buy It Now price of $1000.

Please visit the website often to see updated quilts information and make some notes in your calendar as the artwork is advertised for your bids to be received for the auction in Sept./October. Best of luck to all of the bidders supporting our Studio Art Quilts Association.