How Much is Your Quilt Worth?

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

Desert Garden by Marquetta Bell-Johnson

I attended the opening reception of an art exhibit that features Atlanta Quilter Marquetta Bell Johnson and some of the Gees Bend Quilts. The exhibit is at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery  in Atlanta. Shown here is one of Marquetta’s quilts called Desert Garden. I hope you will check out the exhibit to see all of her beautiful quilts.

The quilts were priced from $3000 – $7000. As I viewed the exhibit, I recalled that seeing the Gees Bend quilts at the High Museum made me understand the value of my family quilts. However, as a quilter, I continue to struggle between demanding a fair price for the time, effort and materials invested in the quilt with wanting many people to own and enjoy my quilts.

Some of my quilts are “priceless” and I would not part with them. Others are “priceless” because I want to give them to special people. Others are super special for various reasons and command a high price. (My quilt Strength and Grace  shown below is in that category. It is priced at $5000.00 because it is special). Others are relatively inexpensive and are made for those people who just want to own one of my quilts. Pricing my quilts is a difficult process, but it all makes sense to me.

How much would you pay for a quilt? If you are a quilter, have you come up with a fair way to price your quilts?

Strength and Grace, 36 x 36 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2013. For sale at etsy.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

Strength and Grace, 36 x 36 inch art quilt, by O.V. Brantley, 2013. For sale at etsy.com/shop/ovbrantleyquilts

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About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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One Response to How Much is Your Quilt Worth?

  1. I think “Strength and Grace” is the most gorgeous quilt I`ve ever seen!

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