Why would you want or need to get your quilt appraised by ®DimacQuilt?
Knowing the value of your quilt will help you determine its care.
You may wish to get an appraisal done for insurance purposes. If you do not
have a formal appraisal a quilt is considered a blanket/bed cover
with very little value. You may want to sell the quilt.
Types of appraisal
Fair Market-Value - based on current market value or what a willing buyer and seller
can agree upon.
Insurance Replacement - value is based on how much it would cost to
replace the article with -like and kind-.
Donation Value - given for income tax purposes or for estate settlements.
What is an appraisal?
How is a quilt appraised?
As a Certified Appraiser I will measure the quilt and
determine the state of the material
(cloth) for fading and deterioration. The quality of the material is noted, as well as
the workmanship and the design features. Unique designs are recorded and the quilt as
a whole is carefully examined which means the top, back, binding and filler material.
All contribute to the quilts value.
How does the Appraiser determine the value?
An Appraiser must be current on the price of quilts.
Attending quilt shows, auctions and antique shows for old quilts as well as referring to professional
journals allows the Appraiser to make a fair value.
Like art, prices vary depending
on trends in the marketplace.
A good Appraiser is aware of current and upcoming
trends and so can evaluate a quilt.
After the appraisal what will I have?
You will have a signed and dated appraisal with a photograph of
The Appraiser will keep a copy for their records.
This evaluation will be
valid for 5 years.
Feel free to contact me, Diane MacLeod Shink by email or call me to arrange an appointment
for home visits at
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