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    I HAVE MANY "OLD" QUILTS FROM MY DECEASED FIANCE AND MY DECEASED MOTHER. THEY ALL GO WAY BACK AND HAVE THERE OWN STORIES WHICH I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY MIGHT BE. i SURE THE GRAQNDPARENTS COULD TELL US IF THEY WERE AROUND. ANYHOW, I AM TRYING TO SELL ALL OF THEM AS A BUNCH AND AM WONDERING HOW I COULD GET THEM APPRAISED???----THANKS----DAN

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    http://www.quiltappraisers.org/findAppraiser.html

    Written appraisals used for insurance purposes cost more - I've seen $35-65 per quilt, but if you had a pile of quilts, and just wanted ballpark figures before you put them up for sale, then I'm sure you could work out an hourly or lower per quilt charge.

    The appraiser would (should) also have recommendations for you on reputable auction houses and dealers. eBay is also an option, but it's ...fluid.

    But I wouldn't mention you wanted to sell them until after the appraisal.

    While I'm not making any statements, many appraisers are also collectors. Just saying. ;) ;) ;)

    Good luck. If you ever take pictures of them, please come back and share them with the board here. We LOVE to see old quilts.

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    Suggestion...NEVER, ever sell anything to the one who appraises it. Too much temptation there. They know a lot about what they appraise because they love that kind of stuff. And want it.

    Is there a reputable auction house near you that handles old quilts now and then? Anyway, go online and do some checking on eBay and on the Amish site, some of the prices would startle you.

    Welcome to our site, ask away. There are talented folks from all over the world here and will help anyone in need.

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    Thanks for the info-----are there a lot of appraisers avaiable in the Dayton/Fairborn area (I live in Fairborn)??? If so, are they listed somewhere???----thanks------Dan

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    I gave you the link in my previous post.

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    Also, here's a link to the National Quilting Association.
    http://nqaquilts.org/

    They do certify appraisers (I thought) but I can't find the link.
    However, judges and teachers are listed by state.

    You might want to contact one of the judges in your area. I'm sure they would be able to give you some contacts.

    Or contact the NQA directly.

    Another option is to contact your local quilt guild. I don't know where you are so I can't help you. But a simple Google search will locate one in your area. The contact person would know who is in the area, or put you in contact with someone who will.

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    Gosh, I'm blind----lol----thanks for the link-----Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by danjfalke
    Dayton/Fairborn area (I live in Fairborn)??? If so, are they listed somewhere???----thanks------Dan
    Here's a list of the Ohio quilt guilds. I have no idea how current it is.
    http://www.quiltguilds.com/ohio.htm

    That's all I got. Good luck.

    Remember, we want pictures of the quilts. :wink: :wink:

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    Here's a link to a Dayton Area guild, you can ask them for referrals to Quilt Appraisers.

    http://www.miamivalleyquiltersguild.org/

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    Terrific-----thanks for all the info-----I'll get pic Sat.----visiting my kids in Toledo area tommorrow---take care----Dan

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