Saturday, September 10, 2011

SAQA Auction

Several of us "twelves" made donations to the annual Studio Art Quilt Associates auction which kicks off on September 12. SAQA is an amazing organization that promotes art quilts in many innovative ways. Over 300 small art quilts have been donated by SAQA members all over the world. It's a fantastic opportunity to see and own some excellent artwork.

The auction is very exciting! There are three sections of quilts. On the first day of each section's auction, the price for each piece in that section is $750. The next day (at 2:00 Eastern), the price drops to $550. The third day, it drops to $350, then $250, then $150, and finally $75.

Check out all the quilts in each section here. Section 1 opens on Monday, September 12! (None of the "twelves" have quilts in this section, but there are several amazing quilts in the group.)

Section 2 opens on September 19 and includes works by Gerrie Congdon and Terri Stegmiller.

Klee's Castles
Gerrie Congdon

A Little Birdy Told Me
Terri Stegmiller

Section 3 opens on Sept 26 and includes works by Brenda Gael Smith, Helen Conway, Terry Grant and me, Deborah Boschert.

Kia Kaha (Be Strong)
Brenda Gael Smith

Border Crossing
Helen Conway

Terry Grant

Purple with Lotus
Deborah Boschert

I hope you'll take some time to browse through all the offerings before the auctions kick off on Monday. Purchasing a quilt is a great way to support SAQA and encourage art quilters. You might want to make some notes about the quilts you like and which price range might fit your budget. It's fun to watch the quilts get marked as "sold" as the auction progresses.