Nancy Kunst Smith  

AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser
Appraisals and Lectures

 
Home
Appraisals
Schedule
Lectures
Classes
WI Quilt Study Group
Frequently Asked Questions
Favorite Links
Contact Me

<a

FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)


 

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,...?