Why Quilt appraisals?

They are needed for:

  • Insurance coverage - to determine a value in order to protect old and new quilts in case of fire, damage, or theft. This includes shipping a quilt or entering a contest. Most insurance adjusters have little or no knowledge of the value of quilts and will rely on an appraisal by a certified appraiser.
  • Donation -to determine the fair market value for which a tax deduction may be taken. The appraisal must be done within 60 days of the date of donation.
  • Selling a quilt - to determine the fair market value based on sales of comparable quilts.


Value considerations include:

  • condition
  • workmanship
  • visual impact
  • record of sales (if applicable)
  • provenance (history of the quilt, especially antique quilts)


For more information visit...

American Quilter's Society Quilt Appraisal Program

The Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles (PAAQT)

Quilt Appraisals by Kathy Kansier

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For an appointment at the annual InterFaith Quilt Show and Sale - Contact

Jeananne Wright - Certified Appraiser
phone: 303-772-7684