Thursday, January 17, 2008

Quilt Appraisal Class - day 2

Today was my second and last day of quilt appraisal class here at Road to California.

Sort of an interesting blog talks about some of the insider info of the show - It's called Backroads2California.

We learned more today about finding the value of quilts. Similarly to real estate and the old saying "location, location, location"....the saying for assigning value to quilts is no less than "condition, condition, condition!"

There is no such thing as "good condition for it's age" as all quilts value relate to their condition as it currently is at the time it is appraised.

Our class took a stab at appraising one of my quilts, along with many others. I still have a lot to learn about dating historic fabrics and all of that, but they decided my quilt was dated circa 1900. I guess I didn't think a lot about old it was, but how cool that I own a quilt that is over 100 years old.

The little doll quilt picture above was another one of the things we studied in class.

Tomorrow I'm in my last day of appraisal class. We're going to cover fair market value, which I'm looking forward to very much.

In the evening I'm lucky enough to be taking a lecture from the owner of Pinwheels. Home of that amazing imported Japanese taupe fabric. They got these amazing and cool little buttons in. You cover them with whatever fabric you want, and they make for awesome emblishment tools.


Quilt Pixie said...

I get why one would have a quilt appraised, I even understand some of the process, but at the end of the day I still think the true value of a quilt has little to do with the condition and everything to do with its personal value to the owner...

Leigh said...

It sounds like you are having an awesome time, enjoy yourself and learn lots!

Anonymous said...

I will be taking this class with Bobbi at the IQA/Chicago quilt show in April. I presume that she brought examples of quilts from different eras. I didn't know we could bring in our own vintage quilts. Thanks for sharing.