Appraisals and Conservation
Quilt Appraisals consist of a description of the quilt in terms of pattern, fabrics, techniques, quality of construction, condition, confirmation of information known by the current owner, replacement value and an approximate date of quilt. They are a great opportunity for people to learn more about a family treasure for estate planning or to verify the value for insurance purposes.
Since museum staff are unable to offer appraisals, The National Quilt Museum recommends visiting The Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), where you can learn more about quilt appraisals and find an appraiser near you.
If you have a quilt in need of repair or conservation, you can use The American Institute for Conservation’s “Find a Conservator” webpage to search for a textile conservator near you.