Catherine Whall Smith . . . joined Lois Palmer for the WTHM Appraisal Day

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 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  The show ends on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.

For more information on Certified Quilt Appraisers, please visit this link on the Studio Art Quilt Associates website.   


About Catherine Whall Smith

Fiber Artist working with contemporary textiles.
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