LACONIA - Julia A. Crossland, certified quilt appraiser of the American Quilters Society, will bring her 30-years plus of experience to the 36th Harvest of Quilts of the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild again this year. She will be present on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the first day of the show, which will continue Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn, 62 Doris Ray Court.
She will offer three types of appraisals, for insurance, for sale or donation. If not provided on the spot, she guarantees it to be mailed within 30 days.
Crossland travels nationally studying the latest quilt trends and innovations. Having passed stringent written and oral examinations of factors which affect the value of a quilt, she has signed the American Quilter's Society Appraisal Program's Code of Ethical Practices, and every thrree years undergoes recertification.
Quilt owners wishing to provide certified value in the event of loss or damage, are encouraged to get a written appraisal as proof of value for shipping insurance and for quilt shows requiring insurance coverage, for a homeowner's policy, a fit or for estate purposes, the IRS or family records.
The professional appraisal of value, circa, description and history is valid for three years.