Quilt Appraisals

UPDATE:  If you have signed up for an appraisal time with Lori East, please check in at the Merchandise Table near the top of the escalator on the second floor.  Someone will escort you to the appraisal area.  See you soon!

Update #2:  Online appraisal signups are now closed.  We have a few slots left, if you want your quilt appraised, please stop by the Merchandise table at the top of the escalator.  THANKS!

Your payment will be due to Lori at the time of the appraisal.

Lori East will be offering written quilt appraisals at the show by appointment. Appraisals are available for insurance replacement value (those you wish to insure, or those about which you are merely curious); fair market value (for quilts you wish to sell); and donation value (in the event you are donating a quilt for any reason). Each one will take approximately thirty minutes per quilt and will be mailed to the quilt owner in approximately three weeks. These appraisals can be written for new or antique quilts, wearables, quilt tops, or sets of blocks. The fee is $50.00 per piece. Please download and fill out the written appraisal form for an antique quilt or new quilt and bring it with you to your appraisal appointment.

In the event an antique quilt does not warrant a written appraisal, Lori also offers verbal evaluations. These are very helpful when an owner simply wants to know what they have or what to do with a particular piece. They will normally not include a value. Verbal evaluations take approximately 15 minutes and are available by appointment. The fee is $25.00 per piece. (Because the computations for appraisals of new quilts are long and complicated, Lori will not give verbal evaluations of new pieces.)


About Lori

Lori East is an appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles certified by the American Quilters’ Society. She is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilts and Quilted Textiles (PAAQT).

Lori underwent stringent written and oral examinations to achieve her certification in 2004. She renews that certification every three years, and has performed appraisals across the country at quilt shows, guilds, shops, and museums. Lori also travels widely to attend quilt shows, quilt history seminars, and continuing education classes, in order to remain current in the field of textile history and appraisal activity. She has sworn to uphold the standards of the appraiser certification program’s Code of Ethical Practices, and prepares appraisals in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

For further information about Lori, appraisals, or her lectures and workshops, please visit LoriEast.com.