SA Quilters Appraisal Panel was created initially as the Valuation Panel in 1992, when it was clear there was a demand for quilters to have their quilts assessed and valued by trained quilters. Guidelines were established by the Panel to enable them to provide training to new participants who would go on to objectively assess and value quilts. Over the years, a number of SA Quilters members have undertaken the training and joined the Panel.
The Quilt Appraisal service is available to all quilters and a certificate of appraisal will be provided.
A fee of $20 for SA Quilters members, $30 for affiliated members and $50 for non-members will apply per appraisal.
For details and application forms please contact Appraisal Panel Convenor on email Appraisals
Provenance and Labels
Quilt appraisal is one of the services SA Quilters offers its members. We appraise quilts for replacement value, in case they are lost, stolen or maybe damaged or destroyed. Should you have a quilt appraised I am sure you will be surprised at the replacement value. Many of you will have a significant value of quilts in your possession and may benefit from having them listed on your household insurance policy in case something unfortunate happens to any of your quilts. Quilt appraisal offers an insurance company a quilting industry estimate of the value of your quilt. It is important that you have recorded the provenance of your quilt and have a detailed label on your quilt.
Download a detailed article written by Heather Ford on Provenance and Labels here.
See below a sample label created by Lesley Miller.