Quilt Appraisals

Appraisal OpportunitiesKansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2019

We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to have your quilts appraised by an American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Certified Appraiser, Donna Kooistra of Heirloom Quilt Appraisals.  Donna has been an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles since 2010.  She appraises newly constructed quilts; as well as vintage and antique; and traditional and non-traditional for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value.

There are two ways to have your quilt(s) appraised during the 2019 KCRQF:

  1. CARRY-IN:  You may sign up for a 30-minute appointment to bring your quilt to KCRQF at Overland Park Convention Center on Thursday, June 13; Friday, June 14; or Saturday, June 15 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  The cost of a written appraisal is $60 and verbal appraisal is $30.  Payment will be made to Heirloom Quilt Appraisals at that time by check or cash. Sign up  here!
  2. QUILTS HANGING IN THE SHOW (Judged Quilts, Guild Quilts or Showcase Challenge Quilts):  Print out and mail the Appraisal Form, along with a check for $60 made payable to Heirloom Quilt Appraisals, to:  KCRQF, c/o Camille Lechliter, 913 Joseph Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049.  Donna will complete the appraisal of your quilt hanging in the show, and return the appraisal to you by mail within 2 weeks following the close of KCRQF.

If you have further questions, email us at appraisals@kcrqf.com

Donna L. Kooistra is an American Quilter’s Society Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles since 2010. She appraises newly constructed quilts, as well as vintage and antique, traditional and non-traditional for insurance replacement value, fair market value, and donation value.

For many years Donna has taught and participated in classes and lectures on fabric dating and identification, technique, construction, documentation, ethics, and current trends to local and regional guilds in many states. She has lectured at Paducah in the School of Professional Development. She is also co-owner of Serious Quilt Care.com offering quilt care advice and products to clients and customers worldwide.

Currently she is a member of the following:
American Quilter’s Society
Past President(2016-2018), Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles PAAQT
American Quilt Study Guild, Indiana State Representative
Midwest Fabric Study Group
National Quilt Association
International Quilt Association
Quilter’s Hall of Fame, former Board Member
SAQA
Local guilds

For more information and to contact: Heirloomquiltappraisals.com