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American Quilter’s Society Appraisal Program: Find or Become an Appraiser
Quilt appraisals conducted by a certified appraiser have become more important than ever. The American Quilter’s Society’s goal is to provide a well-rounded program that provides training, certification and referral.
Becoming a Quilt Appraiser Certified by the American Quilter’s Society
The program has several phases: if you are already appraising, you may be ready to be certified; you may feel you need additional training through our educational program; or, perhaps you are looking for someone to give an appraisal or to appraise your collection.
Appraising is assigning realistic values that can be defended using factual data in a court of law, if necessary. Appraising, more than other professions, is subject to rules and regulations established by the government and the recognized certifying body. Qualified and accredited certifying organizations, such as the American Quilter’s Society, have the responsibility of testing and certifying only those candidates that exhibit the necessary skills, knowledge, experience, and ethical practices that conform to their uniform standards and practices.
Only those appraisers demonstrating such skills and practices are scheduled for testing. Candidates will not be scheduled for testing until the certifying committee feels they will have a positive result. All test candidates must have taken the Three-Day Appraisal Skills Course, and have appraisal experience. AQS is the only recognized and accredited organization that specializes in certifying Quilt Appraisers.
How much is your new or antique quilt worth? Have it appraised by one of more than 100 American Quilter’s Society-Certified Appraisers to determine insurance replacement or fair market values. Click here to find an appraiser in your area. Quilt appraisals are also available on a walk-in basis during certain AQS QuiltWeek® events throughout the year.
For more information, contact Jessica Thompson at 270-898-7903, ext. 234, or visit our show website, www.quiltweek.com.