SAQA’s Benefit Auction
SAQA’s Benefit Auction is a fabulous opportunity to support SAQA’s vision to have the art quilt universally respected as a fine art medium. I’m pleased to donate to this worthy cause with my piece, Lola On the Stairs. I’m also delighted that it was chosen to promote the Benefit Auction in various banners, .pdfs, postcards and even appeared on the back cover of SAQA’s quarterly Journal.
How the Benefit Auction Works
SAQA is using the auction platform Handbid which offers a lot of functionality you’ll love! It includes the ability to save a list of your favorite pieces and an app option so you can bid from wherever you are on the globe.
The auction will kick off at 2pm EDT (GMT/UTC – 4) on September 9 with Diamond Day bidding – an early bird opportunity to purchase ANY quilt for $1000. All quilts measure 12″ x 12″.
The rest of this reverse-price auction is divided into three sections with a new section open each Monday. Bid prices start at $750 per quilt and drop each day at 2pm EDT (GMT/UTC -4) until they reach $100 on Saturday.
Do take the opportunity to review all the wonderful donations SAQA has received from its artists – 432 pieces in all!
Beyond the Benefit Auction
SAQA’s Benefit Auction isn’t the only place where my work is available for purchase this year. I am part of Cohasset Open Studios, a group of artists who work in variety of media in my home town. It will take place the first week in November. I want to make sure I have some smaller, new pieces available for purchase and to showcase my style.
Last week I shared the first few steps in my process to go from photograph to thread painting a subject. The highland steer is now thread painted, cut away from its surroundings and lightly glued to its quilted background. Next week I’ll stitch it in place, extending the hair slightly. I also intend to embroidery a few buttercups in the field.
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is an opportunity to take a break, return to my traditional quilting roots and knock out a few blocks.
I’m linking up to the following posts: