Over the years, I've been a pretty consistent contributor to the annual SAQA Benefit Auction -- and have even purchased a couple of pieces myself. This year, the Auction will be on while I'm away on a Celtic Quilt Tour in Scotland -- so I won't be tempted (too much) by the pieces, in large part because I generally stay off-line while I travel.
The run-up to the Auction is beginning though, as the "Diamond Day" is September 15. That's the day when ALL the pieces are available at a price of $1,000 each. Then...the Auction begins in earnest with the first of three sections opening for bid at $750. The prices decline daily thereafter.
And this year my piece is in Section One! This section runs from September 18 through 24.
I fly home from Scotland September 28. I'd love to wake up on the 29th to an e-mail that says someone -- perhaps one of you, my Gentle Readers -- has given my piece a new home and in so doing, has contributed to the proliferation and education of others about the world of art-in-quilts.
And now...off to Camrose to view the Art Walk with my friend, travelling companion and SAQA colleague, Mary Wilton -- who has pieces on exhibit on "the Walk". I'll leave you with a link up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday and wish you a wonderful weekend!