Friday, October 5, 2018


The SAQA Benefit Auction is well underway and this Thanksgiving weekend offers opportunities to add some dynamic and truly wonderful artwork to your Private Collection. All of the 450+ quilts are stunning, and inspire creative ideas just through a visit and quiet look through the three galleries.

SECTION 3 is open for bidding for just a last few days and the price to own one of these treasures drops to $150 this afternoon, October 5th at 2 pm EDT, and $100 tomorrow, October 6th. We are blessed that many of the wonderfully executed Canadian Art donation pieces have already found new homes. Below are two that are personal favourites of mine and I will be poised for holding down the bid button as the hours go by.... this Canadian art is dynamic and truly a treasure.

Harriett Rynberk
Knowing that the dollars spent go to support the Exhibitions programming and installations at important venues that SAQA shares all around the world is the MOST important and exciting opportunity you have to contribute to the future of sharing artwork with our friends around the word who many never have a chance to see artwork that is of the calibre that SAQA art introduces across the world. Please do consider a purchase yourself! 

Harriett... your art quilt is so beautifully Niagara. Thank you for donating this beautiful hand stitched and thoughtfully composed mini-masterpiece!

Daniela, Balancing on a Thread, below, is a stunning quilt online, and I so wish we could all see it in person. The quilt includes: Dyes, thermofax screen printing, water soluble crayons, gold applique with MistyFuse. Free motion stitched and quilted.
Daniela TigerRose Klein 
I love this design, Rose…so beautifully contemporary. Takes me on a journey of  contemplation about the actual composition and stitching of the piece. And I keep thinking 'who is still working in there?' and I love that!

THANK YOU to each of our contributing Canadian artists and to each of you who have purchased the SAQA Benefit Auction artworks that we will undoubtedly see along the way at POD meetings and in your homes.

In awe...bethany