SAQA's Benefit Auction of 12" Square art quilts is the organization's largest fundraiser and biggest income source after membership dues. For the 2011 auction, 309 artworks were donated and it raised $52,925.
In 2012, a special group of "early birds" will be sold in the SAQA booth at IQF Houston instead of in the online auction. Warren and Nancy Brakensiek will select the works for the SAQA Houston Auction Exhibition.
This sounds pretty good to me. So I have just finished, and submitted "Another Collector". The background fabrics were created by dyeing over soy-wax resists which were applied using assorted kitchen tools. The Magpie, also a tool user and gatherer of "stuff", was raw edged appliqued. The whole is machine and hand stitched.
It was easy to enter online. Tomorrow Maggie goes in the mail. I think this might be the sixth year I've donated. It is always a thrill to have one's work purchased for such a good cause...whether or not it's selected for Houston.