Alma has successfully tested on the knowledge and accuracy of antique and newly-made quilts, both traditional and non-traditional. Testing included fabrics; construction techniques; textile dates; pattern recognition skills; and appraised value.
Alma adheres to a strict Code of Ethical Practices. She is qualified to appraise antique and newly made quilts. She will tell you if the quilt does not warrant being appraised.
A quilt must have a physical examination before it can be appraised. Appraisals CAN NOT be done from photos. Factual information is taken along with the physical examination to determine value.
Alma has been appraising quilts since 2006 and was AQS Certified in Quilted Textiles in 2008, re-certified in 2011. All AQS Certified appraisers are required to complete and report continuing education requirements and appraisal activity every 3 years for re-certification.
Formal appraisals are $45.00 each which includes a computerized typed and printed report with pictures of your quilt. An oral evaluation can be done for $15.00 per item.
For items shipped to be appraised, the price of round-trip shipping/insurance is required along with the cost of the appraisal.
Contact Alma at email@example.com.
Feb. 26, 2013 Quilt Judge Flying Needles Quilt Guild
Feb. 28-March 2, 2013 Flying Needles Quilt Guild Show
The Palms of Destin, 4201 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, Florida
April 24-27, 2013 AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, Ky.
May 17-18, 2013 Azalea City Quilters Guild Quilt Show Mobile Cruise Terminal 201 S. Water Street, Mobile, Al
August 1-4, 2013 PAAQT Annual Meeting, Shipshewana, Indiana
September 18-22 AQSG Annual Seminar, Charleston, South Carolina
October 11-12, 2013 Magnolia Quilters Guild, Beauvoir Methodist Church, 2113 Pass Rd. Biloxi, MS.
May 19, 2014 Common Threads Quilters Guild, Lecture
Mills Chapel Baptist Church, Newnan, GA.