Is Grandma's quilt really priceless? Or now that you have a winner's ribbon from the local quilt show, should you be concerned that someone might want to steal your quilt? Would you want your quilts replaced if something does happen to them? Perhaps it is time to consult a certified appraiser of quilted textiles!
Learning what a quilted textile is worth for insurance purposes or market value does not happen in the same manner as it does on a certain popular television show. Getting a quilted textile appraised requires an examination of the item on the spot, and perhaps follow-up research. If you have ever wondered how much you should insure Granny's quilt for or what the replacement cost would be of your recent masterpiece, contact Ms. Dever to learn more about your quilted item.
Karen Dever, a certified appraiser with AQS (American Quilt Society) and a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), will be able to appraise quilts, to answer questions about quilt valuation, to give advice on quilt care, and to admire the hand work of quilters known and unknown.
Appraisals can be completed on new and old quilts, both traditional and non-traditional, and quilted garments.