There are 234 Benefit Auction quilts donated by our members. The SAQA 2009 Benefit Auction - Part 1 will begin Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 2:00 Eastern. Last year's Benefit Auction raised $41,775. The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs.
The wonderful Benefit Auction quilts can be seen on the SAQA website at http://www.saqa.com/newsebulletins/Squares09_1.aspx . There are so many wonderful ones there I want them all. There are several ways to view the quilts – by artist name, etc.
How the Auction works:
The Auction is run in three sections (Section 1 - Pages 1a and 1b; Section 2 - Pages 2a and 2b; Section 3 - Pages 3a and 3b).
On the first day of each section's auction, the price for all pieces 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.
The first section will begin September 10th at 2:00 Eastern.
The second section will begin September 17th at 2:00 Eastern.
The third section will begin September 24th at 2:00 Eastern.
Prices by day:
Section 1 - September 10th at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 1 - September 11th at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 1 - September 12th at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 1 - September 13th at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 1 - September 14th at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 1 - September 15th at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 2 - September 17th at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 2 - September 18th at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 2 - September 19th at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 2 - September 20th at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 2 - September 21st at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 2 - September 22nd at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 3 - September 24th at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 3 - September 25th at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 3 - September 26th at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 3 - September 27th at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 3 - September 28th at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 3 - September 29th at 2:00 Eastern - $75
You bid by filling out the online bid form. You can bid on up to 7 pieces at a time. First bid on each piece wins. We will then ship the artwork to the winning bidder by insured USPS Priority Mail.
Unsold pieces will be for sale at $75 in the SAQA Store through the end of October. If they are still unsold at that time, they will be returned to the artist.