View. Dream. Bid.
That’s what Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., (SAQA) hopes everyone will do during its three-week Benefit Auction Sept. 13-Oct. 6. The online fundraiser is one of the quilt world’s most anticipated events. This year, 443 art quilts are available at saqa.com/auction, each one created and donated by a SAQA member.
At 12 x 12 inches, each work is a small treasure that makes a big impact. The auction supports SAQA's exhibition programs, publications, and education outreach. Plus, each purchase helps increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them.
There is something for everyone in the vast range of styles, techniques, and themes found in the offerings. That variety is evident in the work of just a handful of this year’s participating artists: Alex Anderson, Bodil Gardner, Cindy Grisdela, Sonya Prchal, Karol Kusmaul, Sandy Snowden, Donna Stalaboin, and Katie Pasquini Masopust. About one-fourth of the quilts hail from outside the United States.
The auction quilts are available to view now. Pick your favorites and plan your strategy to win your dream piece--or a mini collection.
What does it take to win? The SAQA Benefit Auction is a reverse price auction, so set prices start high and the first bid on a piece wins it. Prices fall to predetermined intervals as the auction marches on.
Bidding opens on Friday, Sept. 13 with Diamond Day, when all quilts are available for $1,000 each. From then on, the quilts become available in three sections, with a new section opening at 2 p.m. ET on consecutive Mondays. The price starts at $750 and drops every day until it reaches $100 each Saturday. Can’t wait to claim a piece in a later section? Any quilt is available for a buy it now price of $1,000 for the duration of the auction.
View. Dream. Bid. Don’t let it get away!
Read all about the auction at saqa.com/auction, and join in the fun of winning a piece by one of your favorite artists.
Here are just a few examples:
Woman of the Year 2019
Katie Pasquini Masopust
Still Life White Orchid