"Home" Quilt Auction Begins November 12
It's "Leaf Looker" time in Asheville, Festival and Market Time in Houston and beginning November 12 it will be Alliance Quilt Auction time on eBay! Our sixth contest and auction, "Home Is Where the Quilt Is," attracted 119 miniature masterpieces from quiltmakers in the U.S. and
across the world. The quilts are finishing up their national exhibition tour with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
, and each has been documented in The Quilt Index. As a collection, they tell a vivid story of Home each unique but with many common threads. Most of the contest artists recorded their artist's statements with the help of our partners at VoiceQuilt.com
. You can listen to these audio segments on the webpage for each quilt in the "Home" contest gallery. Handi Quilt Grand Prize winner Margarita Korioth's quilt and audio artist's statement can be viewed and listened to here
|Margarita Korioth's |
"Quilting Makes My Heart Blossom"
To view the 29 quilts offered in Week One of the "Home" auction visit our Flickr page
. Or grab your virtual passport and join us for a field trip to the homes of our Week One artists by watching this video
on our YouTube channel. Flickr galleries for weeks 2-4 will be available later this week.
|"Home Is Where the Quilt Is" |
Auction Week One Passport
Here are the dates for each auction week.
Auction Week 1: Monday, Nov. 12 - Monday, Nov. 19 2012
Auction Week 2: Monday, Nov. 19 - Monday, Nov. 26 2012
Auction Week 3: Monday, Nov. 26 - Monday, Dec. 3 2012
Auction Week 4: Monday, Dec. 3 - Monday, Dec. 10 2012
The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each 7-day auction week starts and ends at 9:00 pm Eastern. Search "Quilt Alliance" on ebay.com during the auction period for that quilt. Please note: Before and after the auction period the quilts are not viewable (eBay only posts items included in live auctions--no archives or scheduled auctions are viewable).
Thanks for viewing the auction quilts! All proceeds from this annual auction support the Alliance's core project, Q.S.O.S., and make our participation in partner projects like The Quilt Index and Quilt Treasures possible.