You can read the full story of this tiny quilt (it's not much bigger than a piece of paper) and the inspiration behind it, here.
Even more exciting for me was the news that my quilt was purchased by an art collector. He was attending the show with his wife, who is a quilter. I struggle with identifying myself as an artist and have always preferred Quilter as my descriptor. I believe this comes from my total lack of formal art training and not wanting to represent myself as something that I'm not. I've never felt the need to refer to myself as an artist. I'm quite happy and proud to be a Quilter.
A Quilter who made something that has artistic value to a stranger.
As always, there was some controversy surrounding quilts for sale, quilts that sold and the sale prices. Apparently, people were actually peeling the "sold" stickers off of the quilt labels to see what the prices were! Since I wasn't in attendance in Pasadena, I escaped any potential criticism over my $200 price tag. Frankly, I appreciate the opportunity to even try to sell a quilt that QuiltCon provides. I priced my little quilt at a comfortable place for me: enough that I'm satisfied my work has value, but not so little that I'd feel insulted by a stranger acquiring it for such a smokin' deal. I feel great about selling this quilt and thrilled that someone appreciates it enough to hang it on their wall and enjoy.