Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quilt Appraisal Class - day 1

Here I am at Road to California quilt show in Ontario, California, and I just finished my first day of classes on quilt appraisal.

Our teacher is Bobby Aug, a very experienced teacher and appraiser. I am learning a ton, spending time looking at antique quilts, and loving every moment of it. If you ever get the chance to take a class from her, I would recommend it.

My mom is here with me about to take some long arm classes starting tomorrow. It's a special treat to get to spend some time with her. I feel like I'm in high school again. She wakes me up with that same cheery voice that I remember so well. Ah, morning people.

Today we learned about replacement value of quilts for insurance purposes. I learned that most quilt appraisers will recommend against having a quilt appraised that is valued under around $200-$300. That was news to me, I thought you were supposed to document them all!

I also ran feverishly around the quilt show snapping up shots of the quilts. Will have to post on flickr...having oh so much fun. Stay tuned, more tomorrow.

4 comments:

Lissilulu said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o)
You are learning to appraise quilts...wow.
Have fun spending time with your Mom.
Lori

Amy said...

I've often thought being a quilt appraiser would be a pretty cool job, good for you! Can't wait to hear about what you learn :)

AnnieB said...

glad you arehavng fun. Enjoy that time with your mum, sounds great.

Sandra said...

Bobbie is a great teacher. I'll be seeing her in April for my AQS certification tests. Re $200-300 value/no appraisal: if quilt is in that range I tell client that and my fee and ask what they want. If it is information/a record/photo for themselves or to pass on, they may still want it appraised. I let them decide. Good luck on the process. Sandra