How the SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction Works
The online SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction begins on Monday, September 9th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and concludes on Sunday, September 29 at 2:00 PM Eastern.
SAQA's Benefit Auction is our largest fundraiser, and SAQA's biggest income source after membership dues. For the 2012 auction, 394 artworks were donated and we raised $67,450! The funds raised through the Auction are critical to supporting SAQA's exhibitions, catalogs and outreach programs. With your help, we're hoping to do even better in 2013. In addition to the online auction, we will again have collectors select a special group of pieces that will be sold in the SAQA booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
How the Online 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 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.
The first section will begin September 9th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The second section will begin September 16th at 2:00 PM Eastern.
The third section will begin September 23rd at 2:00 PM Eastern.
Prices by day:
Section 1 - September 9 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 1 - September 10 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 1 - September 11 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 1 - September 12 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 1 - September 13 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 1 - September 14 at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 2 - September 16 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 2 - September 17 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 2 - September 18 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 2 - September 19 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 2 - September 20 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 2 - September 21 at 2:00 Eastern - $75
Section 3 - September 22 at 2:00 Eastern - $750
Section 3 - September 23 at 2:00 Eastern - $550
Section 3 - September 24 at 2:00 Eastern - $350
Section 3 - September 25 at 2:00 Eastern - $250
Section 3 - September 26 at 2:00 Eastern - $150
Section 3 - September 27 at 2:00 Eastern - $75
You bid by filling out the online bid form (which will be "live" when the auction begins). 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.
How the IQF-Houston SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction works:
The IQF-Houston SAQA 2013 Benefit Auction Sale will begin on Wednesday, October 30th during the Preview Night from 7:00-10:00 PM Central Time and conclude on Sunday, November 3rd at 4:00 PM Central.
This is an in-person cash-and-carry purchase only. If you would like to purchase a specific piece and you cannot attend the IQF-Houston show, you are encouraged to find someone to make the purchase for you.
There is also a proxy bidding system if you will not be in Houston. If you would like to purchase one of the pieces, please call Martha Sielman at 860-487-4199 with your credit card information, and which pieces you'd like to purchase at which prices. Because it is intended to be an in-person bid process, she will wait 30 minutes after the price changes. At that time, if no one else has purchased the piece, she will use your credit card information to purchase it for you. You will also be charged the standard shipping rates that we use for the online portions of the Auction.
Prices by day:
Wednesday, October 30 7:00PM - 10:00PM - $750
Thursday, October 31 10:00AM - 2:00PM - $550
Thursday, October 31 2:00PM - 7:00PM - $350
Friday, November 1 10:00AM - 2:00PM - $250
Friday, November 1 2:00PM - 7:00PM - $150
Saturday, November 2 10:00AM - 2:00PM - $100
Saturday, November 2 2:00PM - 7:00PM - $75
Sunday, November 3 10:00AM - 4:00PM - $75
Purchase is by cash, check or credit card.
Pieces with no bids will be for sale at $75 in the SAQA Store through the end of November. If they are still unsold at that time, they will be returned to the artist.