Yesterday I observed a man selling a motorcycle that he had made. It caused me to reflect on selling quilts. And yes, the picture has nothing to do with the post, but it is proof that spring is here, and I like it!
So the man didn't really want to sell the bike. He was doing it to help his family. One buyer came and made him an offer that was just under half of what he was asking which was already a super low price. The man explained how just one of the parts he put on the bike cost more than what she had offered. He refused to sell it to her.
Later that day, a young man was looking at the bike. He had been eyeing it for a long time. The man (bike seller) said he would give the young man the bike for whatever he had in his pockets. Turns out it was $200. A lady there helping the family was upset at the man. Even more so when he said he wouldn't have done it differently in hindsight.
I understood completely - and I agreed with him! I feel the same way about my quilts.
I would rather give a quilt away than sell it for a price that offends me.
I did sell a quilt last year. It was hanging at a quilt show, and someone was there looking for a queen size quilt for a child getting married. She gave me a fair price for it. Not quite what I would have liked, but it was not fine. It was a difficult process. We talked for a while. When she offered a lower price I explained that these were high quality materials. It took me a lot of time to assemble the blocks and quilt it and bind it. I explained that I loved the quilt. I didn't want to sell the quilt to someone who liked it. I needed them to love it too! She ended up paying me $50 over what she had budgeted. I hope they really did love it.
What do you think? Do you sell your quilts?