Thursday, August 3, 2017

SAQA's Annual Benefit Auction Opens Online September 15th.. Hoping you will participate with your bids to support the ongoing SAQA International Exhibitions funding and members educational, seminar and outreach pogramming. Please share the news with friends!

2017 Benefit Auction begins on September 15!

Please plan to participate and invite your friends and family as well...

Our participating SAQA Benefit Auction Artists

from Central Canada include:

Robynne Cole,
Millie Cumming, Bethany Garner,
Gunnel Hag, Helene Scheffer, Anne Solomon
and our Regional Rep,
Maggie Vanderweit Meredith

So many thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork. It will certainly not be difficult to make sure that I have my bidding 'fingers' on during the three weeks of the Auction...

The quilts below are each so wonderful and demonstrate a terrific love of the particular art techniques that the makers have demonstrated in their shared art work. Do go to the website and see ALL of the Donation Quilts and make YOUR list of favourites to be ready for the auction days ahead.

You can't always participate and send off  a donation, but if you are keen to support our wonderful  Studio Art Quilts Association, do consider bidding on a quilt.
I can only say that every one that has come into my personal collection is wonderful in so many ways and bring great joy each day as I pass them on the walls or our home and my studio. 
Robynne Cole

Millie Cumming

Bethany Garner

Gunnel Hag

Helena Scheffer

Anne Solomon

Maggie Vanderweit

See  a grid of each of the beautiful 2017 Benefit Auction pieces here:

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.

SAQA 2017 Benefit Online Auction Pricing prices change at
2 pm edt

Section 1Sept 18Sept 19Sept 20Sept 21Sept 22Sept 23
Section 2Sept 25Sept 26Sept 27Sept 28Sept 29Sept 30
Section 3Oct 2Oct 3Oct 4Oct 5Oct 6Oct 7
* All quilts will be available for a buy it now purchase of $1000 for the duration of the auction (even if their section isn't open for bidding). Unsold quilts will be sold in Houston (November) and in the SAQA Store (through December 28).