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Thread: You've got to be kidding me

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    Do they really think these are gonna sell at those prices? Did they use gold thread or something?

    http://www.etsy.com/category/quilts?...ce_desc&page=1

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    Wow, those are some prices!! I have seen an absolutely beautiful, totally appliqued and densely hand quilted Amish quilt for about $2000. Nothing at these prices though.

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    I think they are a little pricey, but I MAKE quilts. Someone who doesn't sew and wants an ART piece may have discretionary income and be able to buy them. Or they might be spending other people's money and the the sky's the limit! IMHO We may see them in some government buildings! :?

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    lol well, NASA pays $200 for a screw so I guess if they bought one of those it would be a bargain!

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    In my opinion these prices are outrageous! AND I have seen way prettier quilts posted by you ladies that most of the ones I saw listed on that site!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leona07
    In my opinion these prices are outrageous! AND I have seen way prettier quilts posted by you ladies that most of the ones I saw listed on that site!!
    I agree. Those can't hold a candle to the quilts shown on here.

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    Check this one out. It's only $61,000
    http://www.bryerpatch.com/images/qui...gsOfADream.htm

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    WOW! :shock:

    Didn't see anything extra special extraordinary... Nothing I would pay those prices for anyway...

    I've seen better here...

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    I think they are pricing for the art value, but it is hard to tell. I have made commission pieces that were for offices, and seen quilts habging in other businesses, that cost a lot. The Dancer quilt that key4unc posted the link for, could easily reach that figure if a designer for a rehab center or spa bought it. In this economy, that is doubtful.

    Putting that sort of price on a piece done on spec is risky though. Maybe the maker is just building a portfolio. She is willing to exhibit it - for a price - until it sells. It seems she is trying to break into a very specofic niche market, and by bold pricing, she is getting her work seen. I wish the picture quality was better.

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    Well, as the saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." Some fools will buy anything just to tell others how much they paid for it. Perhaps these are folks who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.

    But, know that someone, somewhere will pay those prices. Guarantee it.

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