Friday, April 1, 2016

SOLD!

Just wanted to share the happy news that I've sold my first ever quilt from a show (I've been paid for commissions before). It was a little moment of excitement when I received a notification on Instagram along with a photograph of the buyer sticking the "sold" sticker on my quilt description sheet at QuiltCon 2016!

The Five by Poppyprint
"The Five"

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.


20 comments:

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Congratulations! it's a lovely piece. Love the colour combinations. How big is it?

Marlene said...

Congratulations. How exciting for you. It is a great little quilt

Debbie said...

Super cool! And lucky you for knowing who the new owner is! Congrats!!

Michele T said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome!! As my husband always says to me, "Don't under sell yourself," We know in our heart that it's difficult to put a price tag on the creations we make, yet we know that the pieces can't be given away either. Your miniature is exquisite!!

pennydog said...

Awesome!

Esther Dunn said...

Congratulations Krista! This is one of my favourites!

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats on the sale. It is a great quilt!

paulette said...

Beautiful ONE OD A KIND quilt!! Congrats...worth every penny and MORE!

SarahZ said...

That's awesome Krista! Congratulations! It is a thrill to have someone love your work all the way to their wallet :) Icing on the cake, so to speak!

Leanne said...

It was so nice to see this quilt in person and the buyer is one lucky guy to get it for such a reasonable price.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Congratulation, Krista! It is always a great feeling when someone likes your work but especially wonderful when they purchase it so they can enjoy it all the time.

Peace Thyme Garden and Weather Station said...

Good on you! It is a beauty.

Sandi said...

Congratulations Krista, I remember seeing this quilt and admiring it and the message it has. Obviously it struck a cord with the family and will be enjoyed by them for many years. They also have the honour of purchasing your first sale!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Congratulations on this sale. I think it is definitely a work of art and I'm glad it was appreciated as such.

Parm G said...

Yippee, love that quilt!😉😉

Parm G said...

Yippee, love that quilt!😉😉

carol said...

Krista, unless we follow a pattern of someone else, quilters are artists! Please don't forget that!

Paddy Anne said...

Congratulations! Its a lovely little piece with a great story behind it. Regarding the artist "title", (to be?; or not to be?) it was interesting to read your thoughts on this topic. I call myself "someone who likes making Quilts", a mouthful, but am very happy to be that, nonetheless! Its definitely a subject that brings a lot of passion to the conversation when it comes up, if it comes up! Congratulations once again.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

To Artist Krista,

Definitely artworthy to me, your little quilt I mean. I love the colours and design.

Well Done!

daryl aitken said...

woohoo!!
Way to go Krista - it's a beautiful piece. You're an artist!