Be part of SAQA’s most-anticipated fundraising event! Donate a 12 x 12-inch art quilt to support our exhibition and outreach programs.
This year's auction will take place online from September 14 through October 4, 2020. The deadline to submit an entry has been extended to July 1, 2020. Keep reading below to find out how!
For a sneak peek of auction pieces received so far, check out our Pinterest board or click the link below:
Note: We are busy working on adding more - check back again to see more soon. We don't expect all the pieces to be posted online until late July.
Auction Quilt Requirements
- Donations MUST be 12” x 12”. All embellishments and/or hanging methods must be within the 12” x 12” size. Only ONE work per artist will be accepted.
- All artwork donated must be ready to hang. This can include a sleeve, corner pockets, or attached loops/rings.
- Artwork on stretcher bars will be accepted but may not be any larger than 12” x 12” after mounting and should be no deeper than 1 inch (2.5 cm) after mounting. Artwork on stretchers must have hooks and wire attached for hanging.
- All donations must have a label on the back, with the title (or "untitled") and artist's name clearly written.
Submission Deadline: July1, 2020 (extended!)
Due to the current situation, we will be accepting pieces that arrive after the July1st deadline. Please do complete the online form by July 1st so we know to expect your piece.
Pieces that are received earlier have a much better chance of being included in our promotional efforts and marketing materials - and be seen by potential collectors!
When you complete your submission form, you have the option to include a digital image (jpg format) of your quilt. This image should be good quality: evenly lit, in focus, no smaller than the preferred size of 1200 x 1200 pixels. Files should be no large than 3mb (the online form has a size limit).
Please take the picture on a contrasting color to your edges (pure white works best but use black or dark grey for lighter pieces). A large piece of posterboard makes the perfect background (unlike wood floors, carpet and tables). This will ensure your image looks its best when displayed on the website.
While a photo is not required, we do strongly encourage that you include one as we use these for social media promotion (and this assists in identifying quilts without labels).
DO NOT MAIL QUILT WITHOUT SUBMITTING YOUR FORM FIRST
Once you complete the online submission form, you will receive a confirmation email. Print this email out and include it with your shipment. If you didn't receive an email (check your Spam folders), contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your form went through.
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Mail your donation with a tracking number whenever possible. If needed, the SAQA phone number is 860-530-1551.
If you are in the US, the fastest (generally only 2-3 days) and cheapest way to send your donation is by USPS Priority Mail.
If you live outside of the US, send your piece early enough to arrive by the deadline, including time to clear Customs. Be advised that it can take up to 3 weeks for boxes to clear customs.
Please use tissue paper or bubble wrap to protect your work in shipping and use an appropriately sized box or padded envelope. Do NOT fold your quilt to make it fit.
Packing should not include scented garbage bags, peanuts, confetti, shredded paper, scented plastic or padded envelopes filled with linty fuzz - all these things make a mess when opening the package. And the confetti and fuzzy stuff sticks to the quilts. Finally, please resist the urge to wrap up the entire package with lots of tape (a special request from our shipping personnel). Thank you!
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com.