WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE MY QUILT APPRAISED?
- Appraisals can only be done for the owner of the quilt.
- Any documentation you have about the quilt:
Fabric, Batting, techniques, …. used
Name of quilt’s maker or the quilt’s heritage
Any awards the quilt has received
Information about the quiltmaker
WHAT DO I RECEIVE WITH MY APPRAISAL?
- A professionally computer generated appraisal document identifying the uniqueness of your quilt, including a picture of the quilt
- Confidentiality about your quilt appraisal
- A legal document stating the value of the quilt for the purpose stated on the appraisal form
- The understanding of the value of your quilt
WHAT HAPPENS AT AN APPRAISAL?
- The average appraisal takes 30 minutes.
- You will complete an information sheet prior to the appraisal.
- You may be asked to help position the quilt for optimal viewing by the appraiser.
HOW ARE QUILTS APPRAISED?
- Quilts are measured (block size, features, etc.)
- Documentation of workmanship (construction and quilting)
- Condition of the quilt at the time of the appraisal
- Provenance of the quilt
- Date of completion, maker, quilter (if not the same)
- What materials were used; pattern, unusual fabrics, threads, techniques,…?