What’s it worth? Part 2 – A Bigger Picture

Edited note: A continuation of a much needed discussion……..Will this help?? Yes, if we keep the dialog open, informative and respectful of everyone’s input! Doreen/Treadlemusic

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Last November I dashed off a blog post about calculating the value of a handmade quilt. At the time, it got modest attention, but in January the post saw a flurry of views, most of them coming from Pinterest, and a week later, Ravelry (it seems that this question applies to more than just quilting in the world of the handcrafted item). And then a week or so ago, it exploded across Facebook, resulting in a landslide of comments coming to my inbox.

Thank you! I loved reading what you had to say.

This is something I’ve thought about deeply over the years I’ve been making quilts, and by the responses from so many people, I’m far from the only one. Many of you wrote to tell stories of the times you were offered a pittance for the beauties you’ve made.

We have some obvious passion here, so let’s have…

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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3 Responses to What’s it worth? Part 2 – A Bigger Picture

  1. Michele says:

    Hi Doreen,

    I can’t find a link here on your blog for your email address so if you want to email me with your email address, I can send you the info to send a square of fabric and a wish for the Please Help joey Project. Thanks bunches.

  2. ruthiequilts says:

    This is such a great discussion that we quilters need to have! I’m glad your re-posted it too!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Today, on the phone with a quilter friend….the convo/subject came up and went the direction of the article(s). She, too, tries to “educate” those who don’t/won’t/can’t see the true value of textile artists’ creations. Hugs, D

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