I'm watching CBS News Sunday Morning and there's a museum for velvet paintings!! It's in Oregon and called the Velveteria:
I'm sad to say we have a velvet painting on our family room wall. It's a picture of an eagle flying. Maybe it's worth money? Should I take it there and get it appraised? Well, actually it's my husband's. Obviously... I wouldn't buy it.
Now if anyone asks me why I have a velvet painting I'll them about museum. I'm sure they will be impressed! Go velvet!