made from Hoopla, LLC pattern
Original quilt owned by the Vermont Historical Society
- Each quilt will be examined carefully.
- The completed appraisal, along with a photograph,
will be mailed to the client within two to three weeks.
- Suggestions for use and care will also be
- A written appraisal is done for insurance
replacement value, donation value or market value. These values are researched in the current market.
- A verbal consultation is given for dating
and care only. An estimate of value may be given.
- Discounts are given for collections of over
- Lectures on quilt history, dating and appraising
- Quilt Show Judging
- Sewing room appraisals
"I Have A Quilt..."
What is the value?
How old is it?
How do I care for it?
Can I use it every day?
Should I keep it or sell it?
Should it be insured?
How much insurance?
What would happen if your quilt was damaged or lost?
Would you be able to replace it with one of comparable value? Without
a written appraisal and a photograph, insurance companies often consider
a quilt as bedding and will only replace it with one of department store
quality (usually poorer quality).
Protect your quilts and quilted textiles with a written
appraisal. Antique, newly made and art quilts may be evaluated. Quilts
are appraised for:
- insurance value to determine a replacement value
if the quilt is lost, stolen or damaged
- market value (for selling, divorce or estate purposes)
- donation value
A written appraisal includes:
- a specific description
- assessment of condition
- dollar value
- a photograph of the quilt
- care and use guidelines
If dating of and how to care for your quilt are the
only questions you have, a verbal consultation may be appropriate.
An estimate range of value can be given for this consulation.
Dee Dadik, certified by the American
Quilter's Society and Molly Butler, certified by the International
Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Member, have over
4 decades of various quilting experience to help you enhance
the enjoyment of your quilts, know their value, and take care
They have taken classes in dating, construction,
appraising, legal issues, ethics, care, preservation, social history,
textile history and regional differences. They participate in continuing
education, independent study and numerous activities that keep
them aware of current market conditions. These experiences plus
an extensive library of references help them to appraise your quilts
and give you a much greater appreciation and understanding of what