Nancy Bavor is our appraiser for this year’s show. She holds a Bachelors degree in art history from Northwestern University and a Masters degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in the History of Textiles/Quilt Studies Emphasis. Her Masters thesis explores the origins and development of the art quilt in California. She lectures nationally on quilts and quilt history and is an American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles. She serves on the Boards of Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Quilt Alliance. She is currently the Executive Director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
Why get quilts appraised?
- Do you make quilts for your personal pleasure?
- Do you exhibit or send your quilts around the country?
- Do you have family heirloom quilts?
- Have you bought a “few” antique or contemporary quilts?
- Do you want to sell or donate a quilt?
- Do you need a value for insurance purposes?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may want to have your quilts appraised. The cost of an appraisal is probably more reasonable than you think.
If your quilt, one you have spent hundreds of hours creating or a treasured heirloom, is destroyed, stolen or lost, most homeowner’s insurance policies and shipping companies will only reimburse you the cost of materials! Your homeowner’s insurance will probably not provide enough coverage to replace even a small collection of antique or contemporary quilts.
A written appraisal by a qualified appraiser will substantiate your claim for full replacement value should something happen to your quilt.
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