Thursday, November 1, 2012

disappointed

recently, I finished and donated a quilt to a club I have been associated with for probably at least a dozen years........

I raise Mini Lop rabbits for show and this was for the original national Mini Lop club to auction at the national convention that was this last weekend.  When I first donated it, I heard people saying they were going to open the bid at $500, and so many people were adamant that THEY were coming home with this quilt........ I just heard back that it went for $325.......  I know it may seem like a lot to some people (those that don't sew) for a quilt, but I know other quilters like myself will 'get' how disappointed I am.  I have well over $100 into materials alone in the quilt, plus the upteen hours of labor (didn't keep track, but all of 30 hours I'm sure).  I really expected more, especially since it was for a club auction...........

::sigh::


5 comments:

  1. I DO get it. Sadly,I've had the same experience. Also a club auction and like you the quilt was "themed" to match the clubs interest. Toni

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  2. I certainly understand your disappointment. I know how much work went into it - it's great quilt!

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  3. I understand why you are disappointed. I would be heartsick. Please do not take the low amount as the true value of your talent and work. People do not realize what it takes to make a quilt, especially one as grand as yours.

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  4. That's why I won't donate quilts anymore. My donation was auctioned off for $35. It was a baby size - but still! That didn't even cover the materials! There was an Amish quilt at our last school auction - large, hand sewn and hand quilted. Bidding started at $400. No one bid on it because it was "too much."

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  5. I'm so sorry. I would feel the same way. I think others simply do not realize the time and love that goes into creating a quilt unless they are quilters. It's very sad, but your quilt is just beautiful and I hope the winner will cherish and treasure it.

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