How the Benefit Auction Works
Mark your calendar! Plan your bidding strategy! Bid high and bid often!
The Auction is run in three sections for 6 days each, with a special section accompanying the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
- The online bidding form will be live on September 15 at 2pm EDT.
- Each Benefit Auction piece starts at $750 and only pieces in the section listed will be available for bidding. Each day thereafter, the price is reduced according to the chart below.
- You can bid on up to 7 pieces at a time - the first bid on each piece wins.
SAQA 2014 Benefit Online Auction Pricing
2 pm edt
|Section 1||Sept 15||Sept 16||Sept 17||Sept 18||Sept 19||Sept 20|
|Section 2||Sept 22||Sept 23||Sept 24||Sept 25||Sept 26||Sept 27|
|Section 3||Sept 29||Sept 30||Oct 1||Oct 2||Oct 3||Oct 4|
||Oct 27||Oct 28||
See below for bidding details at IQF
IQF – Houston In-Person Bidding at the SAQA Booth
5pm - 10pm
10am - 7pm
10am - 7pm
10am - 6pm
10am - 4pm
In-person bidding winners may take their quilt immediately.
The shipping and handling fee will be a flat rate for up to seven pieces at a time on any given date. If you want to bid on more than seven pieces or you want to bid on more than one date, you will be charged shipping and handling each time.
Shipping and handling within the United States -- $12; International shipping and handling -- $30.) Shipping will be via USPS Priority, insured mail.
Purchase will be by credit card only. The bid form will be time-stamped and sequentially numbered - if more than one person submits a purchase form at the same time, the lowest numbered form will be the accepted buyer.
SOLD notices will be posted as quickly as possible. The donor artists will be informed who purchased their artwork after the auction is complete.
Pieces not reaching the reserve price of $75 will be sold in the SAQA Store through November 2014 or if unsold will be returned to the artist.