Monday, November 2, 2009

Las Vegas Quilt Trunkshow and Appraisals

This c. 1910 Pennsylvania Rising Star or Bethlehem or Lone Star quilt is one of the 25-30 quilts I will be showing in Textile Time Travels: 200 years of American Quilts, a trunkshow/
bedturning/lecture in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 18th at the Las Vegas Quilters Guild Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the West Charleston Library.
Earlier on the 18th I will be doing quilt appraisals at Nancy's Quilt Shop from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And on the 19th I will be appraising at The Fabric Boutique from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
You can email me if you have questions. Appointments for appraisals are recommended and can be made through Ida Connors at 702-254-8711. For more details about the Las Vegas schedule and location and more quilt photos, see
I am a nationally certified quilt appraiser, trained and certified by the American Quilter's Society (AQS) in appraising antique, vintage and newly made quilts including art quilts.
Appraisals are needed to properly insure both old and new quilts so that they are valued as more than blankets or import quilts, in case they are damaged, lost or stolen. Appraisals can be written for fair market value if you are interested in selling your quilt. Appraisals are also done for estate, tax and donation values. And an appraisal given along with a newly made quilt or a family quilt leaves no doubt as to how valuable the quilt is and that is should be treasured (not used as a dog bed or a picnic blanket).
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