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PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

The National Quilt Museum holds Quilt Appraisal Day

Certified Appraiser Gerald Roy

by Jessica Byassee, Director of Public Affairs

Paducah, KY – The National Quilt Museum will offer a Quilt Appraisal Day for the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Nationally known appraiser Gerald Roy of Warner, N.H., will be offering professional assessments of quilts both new and old. Each appraisal consists of a description of the quilt in terms of pattern, fabrics, techniques, quality of construction, condition, confirmation of information known by the current owner, replacement value and an approximate date of quilt.

The quilt appraisal day is a fundraising event to support the care and conservation needed to preserve the Museum’s Founders Collection of Quilts. This event is a great opportunity for people to learn more about a family treasure for estate planning or to verify the value for insurance purposes.

Each quilt appraisal costs $45 and takes about 30 minutes. Pre-registration with a $20 deposit is required. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact the museum at (270) 442-8856 or

Roy found the art of quiltmaking through his love of fine art and has since become a judge, teacher and lecturer of quilts. With an MFA in painting, he taught art for 10 years in Oakland, CA, where he also co-owned a gallery. Roy was one of the first members of the AQS Appraisal Certification Committee.

Designated as The National Quilt Museum of the United States, this non-profit institution is located in downtown Paducah, KY. The museum is open year-round Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST and also open on Sunday 1-5 p.m. from April – October. The facility is ADA compliant.


The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports The National Quilt Museum with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.