Lois Palmer a certified Quilt Appraiser, enjoys the “surprise factor” of what she will discover each time she encounters a quilt. Saturday she was at the Windham Textile & History Museum (WTHM) to start the appraisal process of several new and antique quilts. Here she is with a recent donation to WTHM by Wayne Norman, the local radio host of 1400AM and 95.3FM http://www.wili-am.com/wn_show.htm. This piece has lots of visual impact and lots of history – can’t wait to read the final appraisal. Eventually it will be packed, stored properly and join the museum’s antique quilt collection. Hopefully, at a future museum quilt show it will be displayed along with some of the other gems that the WTHM owns. I took advantage of the opportunity to ask Lois a few questions including – was there a favorite piece(s) that she has appraised. Her answer was an immediate “Antique chintz four poster bed quilts dating between 1830 – 40’s; and Contemporary Art Quilts that show the creativity of today’s fiber artists”. How about you – do you have a favorite quilt? It may even be one of the pieces in the SAQACT’s “Local Color #3: Inspired By Science” quilt show that is on display at WTHM in Willimantic, CT http://www.millmuseum.org. The show ends on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.
For more information on Certified Quilt Appraisers, please visit this link https://www.saqa.com/resources.php?ID=457 on the Studio Art Quilt Associates website.