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Get an appraisal for any quilt that you especially value
The appraiser should be someone who has been specifically trained for appraising quilts. Ask for a resume of their qualifications if you are not sure of their expertise. If you ever experience the heartbreak of losing a quilt through neglect, theft or a disaster like a fire, you at least have a chance of being compensated for your loss if you have insurance and a quilt appraisal. Here are a few sources that may help you.
- American Quilter’s Society List of Certified Quilt Appraisers,
- Professional Association of Appraisers,
- Quilt Heritage ListServ’s List of Quilt Appraisers,
Update your appraisals every three years
Insurance companies will want to see a current appraisal if it is ever necessary to establish the value of your quilt.