Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quilt Appraisal: More study time for me!

As I mentioned before, I'm a huge fan of antique quilts and quilt appraisal in general.

My hope is to someday become an AQS certified quilt appraiser. So far, I have been getting some practice, but it has been a bit more slow going since the baby arrived. I'm getting back in the swing of things - starting now.

Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) - a huge and really nice quilt show - is coming to my home town in October.

At the show, Cindy Brick (AQS Certified quilt appraiser) will be there to appraise quilts. She is taking me under her wing as her scribe, so I'll be volunteering to assist her the day during the show.

Really looking forward to learning more about how somebody else does appraisals.

Cindy's web site is an insane wealth of information. She has all these articles published here.

Ones I really loved were on best way to store a quilt, washing and caring for your quilt, and what to do with an old worn quilt.

Oh, and yes I really did cut into my Liberty fabric collection. The above block is the 1st birthday signature block for my darling niece.

I will confess that cutting into Liberty fabric is like taking a small slice into heaven itself.


Janet said...

You'll learn a lot from helping out, how wonderful for you.

Miriam said...

Good luck with becoming an appraiser.:) Being scribe will certainly be a great experience.

Isn't Liberty fabric wonderful! I haven't used any for quilting projects yet, but I made smocked dresses for my daughter with Liberty fabrics.

AnnaVallance said...

Sounds wonderful that you are pursuing your dreams. All the best to you.

LuvMyPup said...

What a cute 1! The Liberty fabric looks fabulous. Your niece is a lucky baby. :)