All appraisers certified
by the American Quilters Society
have been tested on their knowledge of fabric dates and construction
techniques, on their ability to recognize patterns and regional influences,
and on their awareness of values. AQS certified appraisers are sworn
to the Code of
Ethical Practices. Phyllis is qualified to appraise both antique
and new quilts, tops, blocks, and quilted wearable art in all traditional,
contemporary, and innovative styles. She is a member of the
Professional Association of Appraisers- Quilted Textiles. Phyllis
also appraises woven coverlets. Click
here to learn more about Phyllis.
- To establish
a replacement value for insurance purposes before a loss
(stolen, lost, destroyed, or damaged)
- To meet
insurance company requirements for a "Fine Arts Floater"
including transit and display
- To establish
value for donation, gift, or estate purposes as required by
- To obtain
a descriptive written record for the family
- To mail
your quilt and/or meet requirements for entrance in a textile
- To determine
fair market value for the sale of quilts
- To accompany
a quilt to be given as a gift
are appraisals conducted?
A confidential written
appraisal is completed for each quilt and a photo is taken for identification.
Appraisals take approximately 30 minutes. You will receive a professionally
written document at that time. If research is advised, the appraisal
will be mailed to you.
Appraisals can be
conducted in a home, at a quilt show (while hanging on display), before
or after lectures, or in any mutually agreed upon location.
For fees and other
information please contact me at