Why have a quilt appraised? Maybe you want to know its fair market value, or need to know how much it is worth for insurance or tax purposes, or maybe you're just curious.
Sandra Palmer, an American Quilter’s Society certified appraiser, will appraise quilts at the Merrimack Valley Quilters annual quilt show on September 30th and October 1st by appointment. The cost is $60 payable by cash or check.
To help the appraiser in valuing your quilt, bring as much information about your quilt as possible. For example: When was it made? Who made it? Was it a gift? What type of fabric and batting were used? What pattern and/or blocks were used? Were any special construction techniques used? Has it won any awards?
Make your appointment here and be prepared to stay with your quilt during the appraisal process. It is advisable to arrive 10-15 minutes early for prepwork.
|| Linda Lydecker