Purpose of appraisals:
The purpose of the appraisal can be varied. The value of your quilt must be established to be added to your insurance policy, or it may only be considered a blanket valued at $50 or less. If you ship your quilts to shows or to classes for samples, you may need to have an established value to prove your reimbursement if lost by the carrier. Quilt values are needed for tax purposes when donating a quilt. An estate may need to know quilt values to properly divide an estate. Quilts belonging to organizations may need to know the value of the quilt to realize their assets.
Appraisal price and special offer:
The cost of an appraisal is $40.00. The special price extended to guilds and groups that want me to come to a meeting or have a special quilt documentation or appraisal day is $5.00 off each appraisal. These people must come as a part of the group during the regularly scheduled time.
The limit to my appraisal values is $5000 at this time, so quilts of this value will be referred to the proper contacts.