And remember, the folks who sew have, most of the time, done their work to save money. It was thought that anyone could do it, so the work had little or no value.
But to people who do not sew, these handmade quilts ARE valuable and collectible. The creations are more than they could possibly dream of doing, so they are willing to pay more for them.
I remember when I was young, EVERYONE could sew. There was no value to what you sewed except for the pride in workmanship and design. Now we have several generations of folks who have never sewed a stitch.
Perhaps it is these folks who really understand what their work is worth, and we are the ones who don't.....
I would sure like to see how many of these have sold in the past, and what the prices were.