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    Do any of you do a story how a quiltcame about. When you give a quilt as a gift along with quilt soap. Do you also tell them how much money is wrapped up with the quilt for insurance purpose.

    I was told by a friend that your suppose to do that. I never heard of that before. Could someone tell me if this is true.

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    I often include the story of the quilt - why I selected this pattern for them, what I thought of during the making, how to care for the quilt. But I have never included the price of the materials or what I would value it at.

    On the other hand, it *would* be good advice to make sure that they are aware, in some way, that the quilt is not a $20 mass produced item. If it is an heirloom and/or needs to be insured, maybe a gentle suggestion to that effect. If you're really serious, then you could get an official appraisal and include that for them!

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    That is a very good idea. I am just about ready to start a wedding quilt for a niece. I know that her mother has no idea about the time, effort or money that goes into such a quilt. Thank you for suggesting an appraisal.

    I am planning on giving a little history with the quilt--especially the pattern and why I selected it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldrussell
    Do any of you do a story how a quiltcame about. When you give a quilt as a gift along with quilt soap. Do you also tell them how much money is wrapped up with the quilt for insurance purpose.

    I was told by a friend that your suppose to do that. I never heard of that before. Could someone tell me if this is true.
    I dont. On my labels I put the persons name, my name when I made it and if I named the quilt the quilt's name and that is it.
    I also dont tell them what is in it. My quilts are gifts and they are meant to be used abused and well loved. If I told them how much money was in it most would want to put it away for fear of damaging it
    no thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaM
    I often include the story of the quilt - why I selected this pattern for them, what I thought of during the making, how to care for the quilt. But I have never included the price of the materials or what I would value it at.

    On the other hand, it *would* be good advice to make sure that they are aware, in some way, that the quilt is not a $20 mass produced item. If it is an heirloom and/or needs to be insured, maybe a gentle suggestion to that effect. If you're really serious, then you could get an official appraisal and include that for them!
    Where would get an appraisal?

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    I've been making quilts for about 35 years and never once did I think of trying to put a 'price' on my hard work when I give it away. This is a novel idea, about the insurance value, I guess I'm a bit behind the times, I don't have any of the ones I've kept insured either. Although I have taken pictures of our entire home and belongings and cataloged everything for our home owners insurance, its all on a CD in our saftey deposit box at the credit union. BUT...I don't believe I even thought about the value of the quilts.....hmmmmmmmm....thank you so much for the thought provoking idea.

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    This is the first I've heard of such a thing! I could see coming up with some sort of price if you had to mail it and were insuring it, but other than that, I can't see getting an appraisal. (Unless it was a show quilt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Quilter
    Where would get an appraisal?
    A great place to start - our own QuiltingBoard LockeB! He is a certified appraiser, listed on the Canadian Quilters' Professional page ..
    http://www.canadianquilter.com/profe...als.php?page=2

    I've met Judy Lyons too - she did appraisals at our Guild show last year, as well as a bed turning event - very cool!

    Looks like this might be another good place to look ...
    http://www.quiltappraisers.org/

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    My latest quilt magazine (I think it was McCall's) had an article on how to pick a quilt for quilt auction/raffle. It also suggested to place a sheet of paper with the quilt to let the people know how much a quilt costs in materials as well as hours of labor. Thought that was good advice when selling tickets.

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    You would have to have it officially appraised if you wanted to have it insured for replacement. If you feel your quilt warrants that, go for it and include the paper work with the quilt so they have the needed info :D:D:D

    Mine will never be worthy of that expense :oops: but I can see having it done on some of the quilts that I have seen here :D:D:D

    I am not sure I would include a price list on a "regular" quilt gift... I don't think I would be any more comfortable with that, than I would including a receipt to show how much I spent on a set of dishes, towels, etc... :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am not sure I would include a price list on a "regular" quilt gift... I don't think I would be any more comfortable with that, than I would including a receipt to show how much I spent on a set of dishes, towels, etc... :D:D:D
    Another good thought.

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    i have a couple quilts that have been appraised for insurance purposes---if you do not have an appraisal- and (heaven forbid) the house burns down- replacement would only get you a blanket from Penneys---not what you claimed to be the value of a quilt---an appraisal is needed for that-
    if you make utility quilts- that will be used, abused, and worn out= no reason to worry about it- if you make an heirloom you think will still be around 100 years from now- well that one you would want to spring for that appraisal.

    on my labels i put the quilt name, my name- any pattern/designer information (if i used someone's commercial pattern/design)
    city, state, date-
    if it has special meaning and for a specific person i will include that information-
    fiber content- and care instructions.
    one of the ones i've had appraised was a gift- and i did give the appraisal paper work with the quilt- so she does know it's value-and has proof for her insurance company.

    i want them used so i don't stress people out with $$ signs-

    one of the others i had appraised i did for market value- because i was selling the quilt- and wanted to be able to charge alot- it cost alot to make it and i didn't want to take a huge loss.

    when you have a quilt appraised you (usually) recieve and insurance value---not market value on the quilt-

    i'm sure location matters and fees vary- in my neck of the woods it costs about $30 to have an appraisal
    if you visit the AMERICAN QUILTERS SOCIETY they have a list of certified appraisers- from all over the country
    many times at quilt shows they will have appraisers (on hand) that you can make an appointment with and have quilts appraised at the show (they do not need to be part of the show)

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    i do not give a price of what i spent to make the quilt - it would be far lower then what the quilt would appraise for since i dye/paint/etc all my fabric instead of using mass produced fabric lines.

    my customers know what they paid for the quilt and could have it appraised if they so wish.

    my friends and family that might receive a quilt as a gift know that i do this for a living and know the prices of my work so they too know the value and could have it appraised if they so wish.

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    A story either verbally or written [the preferred method] would be a great idea ... esp if it is for someone special. some quilters make an envelope out of their labels and put the story inside of the label as well ... having printed it out on material. Nice idea.

    Price ... that I wouldn't include. However, if I put a lot of $$ and talent into it I might have it appraised and give the appraisal to the person receiving the quilt. You can always find local and reputable certified quilt appraisers through LQS's or your state quilting guild.

    One friend gave a family member a quilt that appraised over $1500. Her work was fantastic and individualized to the recipient.

    ali

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