Friday, November 22, 2013

Do YOU Have Starving Artist Syndrome?

I copied the following article (with permission, of course!) from an e-zine sent out by Morna McEver Golletz, founder and CEO of the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals (formerly the International Association of Professional Quilters).

Morna McEver Golletz is the founder and CEO of the International Association of Professional Quilters, an association to help quilters, fiber artists and other creative arts entrepreneurs build business success. Her weekly e-zine offers tips, techniques and inspiration to help you craft business success from your creative arts passion. You can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at

If you're an artist or crafter, are you being fairly compensated? As a quilt-making professional, I've struggled with pricing and specializing in custom memorial quilts doesn't make it easier! But my price-setting problems have nothing to do with beliefs about art or artists or money, and everything to do with compassion for those who have lost a loved one - although I need to be fairly compensated for my time, I want memorial quilts to be as affordable as possible for people in their time of grief. My answer in part is to freely share my expertise to help others make memorial quilts on their own, and I'm also publishing patterns so that even a sewing novice can create a custom memorial quilt.

How about you? How do you price your art? Are you fairly compensating yourself for your time?

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