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Thread: You've got to be kidding me

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    Some paintings go for thousands of dollars, and there is probably way less invested in them in either time or materials than some of those quilts.

    I think quilting - and most crafts - are way undervalued by those that don't do them.

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    the only thing that makes anything worth a lot is that very few can do it and most cannot. that goes for artists, quilters, singers, concert pianists, tap dancers, whatever. some things take little time and/or practice (i.e. a pop singer with a born-natural voice and perfect pitch) and other things take many hours to make and years of learning, like quilting. it's all relative. don't forget supply and demand. the demand must be greater than the supply.

    now, since i supplied that info, where's my $61,000?

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    Hi Butterflywing! No, this was my fabrics from my stash. I don't work very fast, so if I charged by the hour no one could afford my prices. In the area where I live some think that $300 is too much but I checked around to see what some of the local quilts go for. So I think I'm in the lower end of a medium price. It's really hard to pick a number for what a quilt should sell for. I have seen some quilts in Spokane (WA) go for over a $1000 and they were beautiful quilts and of course the women who done them have won prizes and have made a name for themselves even if it is only in this area of the state.

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    There use to be a little old lady that lived in the Quitman (Texas) area and she sold & made quilts for Neiman Marcus. They paid her well over $1000.00 or more just for making them for NM to sell. All handquilted. No telling what they charged for them. She has passed now but she made quite a few of them at the time.

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