Quilt Show Appraisals

American Quilter's Society Certified Quilt Appraisers
at Quilt Arizona!

Why get a quilt appraisal?  Quilt owners and makers have quilts appraised for a variety of reasons - insurance coverage, donation, sale, curiosity, etc.  The most common reason is for insurance purposes. If you ship a quilt and it is lost, you are only able to recover the usual cost of a piece of bedding. As Quilters we realize that the cost of fabric, patterns, thread, quilting and labor far exceed the comparable costs of bedding. It is a wise idea to have a quilt appraised before shipping. Quilts can also be appraised to be included on our homeowner’s insurance policy.

When and how much?  Quilt appraisals will be available during all show hours: Thursday (5-8pm), Friday (9am-5pm), and Saturdary (9am-4pm).  The appraisal fee is $65 for AQG members and $75 for non-members; fee is due at the time of the appraisal. 

  • Appraisals of Hanging Quilts: complete the Hanging Quilt Appraisal form that was included in your Entry Packet, and follow the instructions at the bottom to schedule an appointment for an appraisal of a quilt entered in the show.  Need a new form? Download from Entry Information.

For questions and additional information, contact Joyce Larson (joyceplarson@yahoo.com or 520-266-3617)


Meet the Appraiser for the 2018 Quilt Show

Joyce Larson, Sierra Vista, AZ
Joyce received her AQS appraiser certification in 2008 and is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers/Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), the American Quilters Society (AQS), and the Arizona Quilt Docuementation Project.  She is a fourth generation quilter with over 40 years of quilting experience who was inducted into the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame in 2017. She is a very active member of the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild and has been the chair for the Vintage Quilts section of the HSQG show.  She enjoys expanding her knowledge through independent study of quilt history, fabric dating, fabric identification and current quilting trends by attending national workshops.



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