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?