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.


Lissilulu said...

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

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