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Thread: You've got to be kidding me

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    Senior Member genghis khan's Avatar
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    All of this is very exiting to me to see more of the art quilt world and to see that they have value of some sort to someone i quilt for myself and for hobby only but i know that #1 my design is very original to me and all the hard work and attention to detain that has gone into it plus by being dareing enough and with help from here ive learned so much through the process. chris

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    This is such an interesting discussion to me because my first show of my art quilts coming up and I have to price them. On the one hand, they are like my children and I can't see parting with something I spent 4 months on for less than $3000.00 but I don't know how that will go over. I don't expect to sell anything but I'd like to have a chance. I just talked to a nationally known professional who told me she basically charges by the square foot since nobody cares how long it took.

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    Actually, since I've posted this I've been looking through "art quilts" and learning a little bit. It's a completely different process than traditional quilting. I can see where it would bring a high price, but $16,000? I'd love to learn though just so I could make a ton of dragons and hoard them all for myself. lol

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    Next time someone cries about $300 for a quilt I will send them to these sites! I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but most of these are UGLY! Sorry but I just do not get it.

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    the big difference i see with my art quilts vs. traditional quilts is that i don't have to follow the strict rules of traditional quilting.

    with my art quilts i'm able to do whatever inspires me.

    here's a link to many dragon patterns. you should purchase one and become a "fiber artist" its so much fun.

    http://shiboridragon.com/Dragons.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    the big difference i see with my art quilts vs. traditional quilts is that i don't have to follow the strict rules of traditional quilting.

    with my art quilts i'm able to do whatever inspires me.

    here's a link to many dragon patterns. you should purchase one and become a "fiber artist" its so much fun.

    http://shiboridragon.com/Dragons.htm
    O. M. G. I have just fallen in love. Yeah, this is my project for the next 10 years.

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    those are my favorites too.

    i just love the dragon dolls and they give you directions on how to make it that the tail and wings can bend.

    you'll be busy for a really long time. then when you've done a few you'll understand the design concept and start designing your own original works that will sell for thousands :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    those are my favorites too.

    i just love the dragon dolls and they give you directions on how to make it that the tail and wings can bend.

    you'll be busy for a really long time. then when you've done a few you'll understand the design concept and start designing your own original works that will sell for thousands :D
    Oh no..you don't understand...they'll be MINE... ALL MINE!! mwaahaahaa!!!

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    Wow. Those are unbelievable prices. They have high hopes.

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    share, share, thats fair :D

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    I say more power to 'em...hope they can sell them for that...but it won't be to me.. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine

    I just loved the "Laughing Dragon".....

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    those dragons are awesome - I'm going to bookmark that link so I can make one - i have been a dragon freak since I was 12...I'm now 37!!!

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    i could buy a lot of liposuction for $61,000. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i could buy a lot of liposuction for $61,000. LOL!
    LMAO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i could buy a lot of liposuction for $61,000. LOL!
    You and me both! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i could buy a lot of liposuction for $61,000. LOL!
    LMAO!
    if it was that easy, i wouldn't need the liposuction. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i could buy a lot of liposuction for $61,000. LOL!
    LMAO!
    if it was that easy, i wouldn't need the liposuction. LOL!
    you're so witty - i love it!

    you would fit it so well in NYC

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    Holy fabrics!! I wonder how they come up with prices like that? In January I sold a quilt for $300. Pattern: 9-patch, in colors of gray and dark red set in black sashing, queen size. Maybe if the pattern was more involved I would charge more.

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    I went to the mini quilts and they are very affordable.

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    I have the Melinda's dragon pattern. I made one before about 10 years ago that I gave to my son for his birthday. I have the pattern out again and am about ready to cut another one out. They take a little time to make but they sure turn out neat. I also have couple dragon quilt blocks I embroidery, these are my own drawings. I never thought of actually making a big dragon for a quilt, so something new to think about to do.

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    adrianlee,

    just curious. who's fabric was it?

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    For the dragon quilt blocks I used just plain good quality muslin and DMC embroidery thread. These are hand embroidery, not machine. For the dragon soft sculpture I use different colors of fabric.

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    These are definitely show quality quilts that should be hanging in a public place or museum. Way too pricey for a bed - at least not mine. But, the prize money at some shows are about the same as what they want for these. I'd say, go for it.

    judee

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