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Why Appraise?

To establish a replacement value for insurance purposes before a loss such as fire, flood, damage, or disappearance occurs.

To meet your insurance company’s requirements for a “Fine Arts Floater”.

To be assured that your quilt has adequate insurance coverage while at a textile competition or exhibit.

To provide a written record for your family.

To determine fair market value for sale of your quilt.

To determine value for donation, gift, or estate purposes (as required by the IRS)

My Story

Working with quilts has been an important part of my life.  I grew up watching my grandmother and mother sew.  Together we created costumes, formal wear, everyday clothing, and then turned the scraps into quilts.  Those lessons have given me the skills to help you preserve and value your latest antique shop find or family heirloom. 

EDUCATION

AQS Quilt Appraiser Class

2023

Attended 3-day quilt appraiser class

 

The Appraisal Foundation

Ongoing

Continuing Education courses in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)

 

University of North Texas

1996 - 2000

Bachelor of Arts Degree – History

Membership

AQS Life Member

American Quilt Study Group

The Appraisal Foundation

West Houston Quilter’s Guild

International Quilt Association Member and Quilt Angel

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Old Crow Services, LLC –  owner

2003-present

Currently working exclusively with quilted textiles.  Long-Arm quilting, quilt design, and binding services.  Also, clean and repair vintage or antique quilts. Lessons on how to care for any age quilt.  Dating and estimated value for insurance and donation purposes on any age quilt.

 

University of North Texas –

College of Visual Arts & Design Teaching Assistant

1999-2002

Worked with professors in and out of class.  This included creating presentations of organized visuals and helping students with assignments.  Courses included Art History Survey I & II and Introduction to Fashion Design.

 

Texas Fashion Collection – Student Curator

1999-2001

Worked with head curator to catalog and document new additions to the Collection.  This included dating clothing, repair and cleaning as needed, and giving estimates of values for donation purposes.

Old Crow Services, LLC will:

Abide by a Code of Ethical Practices which guarantees that as your appraiser, I will not take advantage of you and offer to purchase your quilted textile at the time of appraisal.  I will not appraise a quilt that I am interested in purchasing.  This would be a conflict of interest.  If I would like to purchase, I will refer you to another appraiser. 

Have knowledge of quilt history, fabrics, quilt dating, construction techniques, patter recognition and regional influences.

I will stay up to date on current value and market trends of all kinds of quilts.

Attend continuing educational opportunities that focus on recent developments in historical facts, comparable sales, new construction costs and recent changes in governmental regulations.

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