Why have a quilt appraised?

Why have a quilt appraised

  • To establish a replacement value for insurance purposes.
  • To meet your insurance company’s requirements for a Fine Arts Rider.
  • To proved a written record for your family.
  • To provide a written valuation when giving a gift for a wedding, baby quilt, etc.
  • To determine fair market value for sale of a quilt.
  • To determine value for donation, gift, or estate purposes.

Insurance/replacement value

Is what the appraiser found in the marketplace that would satisfy the loss of your quilt. It does not reflect what you could get for that particular quilt if you sold it, but rather what you would pay to obtain a replacement in like and kind.

Fair Market Value

Is the price at which a quilt would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller with neither being under any pressure to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the item. The price you can reasonably expect to agree on in the present market.

DonnaKooistra, Heirloom Appraisals, is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles.

Donna will be at the KPQG Quilt Show, Quilts Along the Wildcat, to offer written appraisals and verbal consultations on site. Written appraisals:  $60.00; Verbal Consultation:  $30.00.

Pre-show signups for quilt appraisals will occur at the August and September KPQG meetings.

  • KPQG Members:  If the quilt you want appraised is displayed/hanging in the show, you must prepay for the appraisal at the time you sign up to have it appraised. You must also complete Donna’s form and either turn it in at the meeting or bring it with the quilt when you drop it off on Thursday, the day before the show begins. Make checks payable to KPQG QS.
  • Walk-ins:  If the quilt you want appraised is not hanging in the show, you may sign up for a time on Friday or Saturday, take your quilt to Donna’s booth at the quilt show, fill out her form, and pay Donna directly for the appraisal.


Art Quilts on Display at KHCPL-Main during month of August

The Kokomo Public Library presents during the month of August an Art Quilt display on the lower level of the library’s main branch at 220 North Union Street, Kokomo, 46901.  Some of the quilts are made by our KPQG members. Here is only a sampling of what you will see. Visit the library to see in person all of the art quilts.

Owls - Art Gallery-KHCPL-Main

Selvedge Edges - Art Gallery - KHCPL-Main

Winter-Bird - Art Gallery - KHCPL-Main

Flamingo - Art Gallery-KHCPL-Main

KPQG Saturday Workshop – July 28, 2018

Another fourth Saturday of the month is soon here to have fun with others, quilt, sew, and snack. Open to both members and nonmembers!

Location:  Kokomo Howard County Public Library (KHCPL),  South at 1755 East Center Road, Kokomo, IN 46902

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The featured activity is to make items for the KPQG Sale Table at the Quilts Along the Wildcat quilt show on October 5 & 6, 2018. Other activity is to bring your own project in progress, sew the KPQG BOM, ask for help with a quilting/sewing problem, etc. or stop by and check us out. Remember, there are Bernina Bernette model sewing machines available for you to use if you do not want to bring your machine.

See you soon.  🙂

KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

PROGRAM:  Terri Degenkolb A Whimsical Journey

Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals is a popular quilt designer and author who offers “a mix of primitive and folk art, with a healthy dose of tradition thrown in.” Terri shares personal observations of what inspired her imaginative quilts and projects. Her variety of styles, rich textures and unique touch add a welcoming feel to your home. Learn more about Terri at her website whimsicalquilts.com.

Other Activities:  Show ‘n Tell

Time:  7:00 pm, early arrival is 6:30 pm

Location:  Indiana University Kokomo, IUK Library Building, Kresge Auditorium, Room KA 105. Click here for the campus map. Please remember to bring your IUK parking permit. If you do not have one, check in at the sign-in table to pick up one and place it on your vehicle’s dashboard.


Susan K. Cleveland is the featured teacher at the KPQG 2018 Quilt Show, October 5 & 6

Susan K. Cleveland is a quilter, quilt designer, author, teacher, and inventor. She will teach two half-day workshops, a one-hour program, and one half-day lecture/demo at our quilt show on Friday, October 5 & Saturday, October 6.

The 3 hour lecture/demo Susan is teaching is Simple Quilting with Style: Alternatives to Free-motion Quilting. With lively projected demos you will learn to prepare a quilt top for a successful finish; discover secrets of ditch quilting; learn when and how to mark or not mark a quilt; study stitching with heavy threads; get excited about big stitch hand quilting, bobbin quilting and couched quilting. These skills empower those whose free-motion skills are less than stellar but may be combined with free-motion quilting as well. Quilt your quilts with style and techniques you enjoy the most!

What is a lecture/demo?

  • A lecture/demo includes up to four day’s worth of hands-on class material in only a few hours.
  • Handouts are provided and students need to only bring paper and pen for taking notes.
  • Breaks occur every hour to examine quilts and visit.
  • The latest technology is used to incorporate a video camera and projector with lively demos so everyone sees each task in great detail.

Loads of info and lots of quilts! You will love it! Registration is open at  guaranteevac.com. You may register for Susan’s lecture/demo that is scheduled on Saturday, October 6, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm as well as any of her other events for Friday and Saturday.


KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

PROGRAM:  Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts – “Seeing Quilts with New Eyes, seeing quilts, books, and patterns with new eyes to make your quilts more unique, creative, and ‘you’.”

Sharon McConnell’s passion is designing and sewing unique quilts. You will find designs for beginners and advanced quilters projects, for pre-cuts, for scraps or for showing off a favorite collection of fabrics. Learn more about Sharon at her website: ColorGirlQuilts.com.

Other activities:  Show ‘n’ Tell

Time:  7:00 pm ( please arrive no earlier than 6:30 pm)

Location: Indiana University Kokomo, IUK Library Building, Kresge Auditorium, Room KA 105. Click here for the campus map.  Please remember to bring your IUK parking permit. If you do not have one, check in at the sign-in table to pick up one and place it on your vehicle’s dashboard.

New page created: KPQG Saturday Workshops

Take a look at some of the activity at the KPQG Saturday Workshop of May 26, 2018, on our new page: “KPQG Saturday Workshops”. You may select it from the navigation  menu items above or click here. You may join us for the next Saturday workshop scheduled for June 30th, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at the KHCPL South Branch. Please note: this is the fifth Saturday of the month, not the usual fourth Saturday.

Beginning quilting class offered at Greentown Library, Greentown, IN, Saturdays, June 9 & 16, 2018

In this class you learn quilting basics while making a nine-patch table mat. The precut fabric and batting is provided.

Open to all ages for both men and women. The student must know how to sew and use their sewing  machine.

REGISTRATION required and INFORMATION:  Call the Greentown Library at 765.628.3534

COST:  $5.00


DATES:  Saturday, June 9, and Saturday, June 16, 2018

HOURS:  9:30 – 12:00 (2 1/2 hours)

Supplies to bring:  a sewing machine in working order, neutral thread, a few straight pins, at least 20 small quilting safety pins,  small scissors, pincushion, note paper and pen.