Quilt Valuation Service
To ensure you gain sufficient insurance cover for your quilts, it is important to have them valued. It is advisable to check your home owner's insurance to confirm that your quilts are included in the policy.
There are 12 members of the valuation team with many year of experience in the patchwork and quilting. Many are award-winning quilters, national and international awards, authors, magazine technical editor and specialists in techniques ranging from machine quilting to art quilts.
To value a quilt, the valuation team members will closely examine the quilt and discuss all areas of workmanship and construction. Design, visual impact, techniques, fabric, quilting –hand a machine are just a few of the areas that will influence the value of a quilt. All discussions relating to the assessment of the quilt are kept strictly confidential as is the determined value.
Each quilt valued will be issued with a certificate signed by 3 valuers. The valuation is for insurance purposes. The certificate will give a detailed description of the quilt: the quilt maker, name of quilt, year made, size, colour, fabrics used, batting used awards won, and the value.
Valuations are conducted monthly and in 2013 the valuation team are making it easier for you to have our quilts valued. Valuations will take place in the following suburbs:
- 10 May – St Ives
- 31 May – St Ives
- No June valuation
- 12 July – Rhodes
- 9 August – Guild office
- No September valuation
- 11 October – Rhodes
- 8 November – Guild office
The valuation team will also travel to your local group both suburban and country groups. For more information, contact the Valuation Coordinator.
The cost of valuation is $22.00 per quilt for Guild members and $33.00 per quilt for non-Guild members. An additional critique service is also available – this is $15.00 per quilt. The critique is a constructive document designed for quilt makers who wish to improve their skills. Bookings are essential.
For further information and application forms, contact the Valuation Coordinator.
There are valuation teams in every state in Australia. Contact your State Guild for more information about the valuation service offered.
by Helen Godden
Viewers' choice - First Prize
Sydney Quilt Show 2011
Every winning quilt in the Sydney Quilt Show 2012 is offered a free valuation sponsored by the Guild