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Quilt Appraisal with Allison Rainboth

Quilt appraisals are used to obtain insurance for quilts, to help settle an estate, or prior to a donation for tax
purposes. Without a valid appraisal, having your quilt go missing during shipment will be a near-total loss. With an
appraisal, you should be able to obtain substantially more. Also, if you have collections of quilts, you might be
surprised at how the values add up. You insure your car and your home?.why not your quilts?

The $55 fee covers a written appraisal of your quilt valued at greater than $300. If you would like to have verbal assessments only, the fee would cover this for two quilts. You may bring more than one quilt if you are unsure of whether the value is over $300 and an appraisal would be useful.

Instructor Bio: Allison Rainboth is certified by the American Quilters Society as an appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles. She has been appraising quilts since 2006 when she took a series of appraisal classes in Paducah. Life intervened and Allison kept studying. Along the way, she became a noted lecturer in quilt history, focusing on quilts from 1850 to 1900. In 2019, she passed her exams and became a fully-qualified AQS certified appraiser. Allison is also a professional longarm quilter and has owned and operated her business, Sisters Choice Quilting Service, since 2003. She has completed more than 3,000 pieces to date. She has a strong interest in antique and vintage quilts and is the coordinator of the Wisconsin Quilt Study Group and a member of the American Quilt Study Group and the Midwest Fabric Study Group. She also takes a particular interest in modern and art quilts and has taken opportunities to study quilts exhibited at QuiltCon and attend lectures by modern quiltmakers such as Mary Fons, Casey York & Luke Haynes. Allison is a Certified Quilt Judge, having passed her final testing by the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges in 2018. She travels widely to judge, lecture, and appraise all over the country. Allison lives in Berlin in a 100+-year-old house with two Scotties, two cats, and her husband Walter, who recently retired after many years as a professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She was born in the Los Angeles area and learned to drive in the Rose Bowl parking lot. In her spare time, she loves to cook and read fantasy and mystery novels.

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