In a quick splash of activity and color, I created a 12″x 12″ piece mid-summer for the SAQA Benefit Auction, which is happening right now. The first two pages of donations have already been auctioned off. Each page of quilts is offered in an online auction for a week’s time, and each day of that week, the beginning bid prices are reduced. The amount starts at $750 and is reduced each day until the last day when the quilts are offered for a $75 bid. No matter what price is gained, all of the proceeds go to SAQA as a fundraiser to support art quilting opportunities around the USA. If a quilt does not sell during its week, the piece is placed in the SAQA store, and for the most part, each one sells pretty quickly once in the store. I was very pleased that my offering sold during the auction… it’s just fun to watch during the week as the pieces are marked “SOLD”. It was purchased for the Hendricks Collection. Maureen Hendricks purchases several pieces every year, mounts and frames them, and creates groupings to decorate the Gateway Canyons resort cabanas in Gateway, Colorado where they can be enjoyed year round. The Alegre Quilting Retreat is held there annually, so they are doubly appreciated during that time. There are still two-three days of bidding remaining, so check out the links above and see what is there. Then give your support to SAQA by purchasing one of the little art pieces. Let me know if you purchase something, I will honor it on my blog.