Private Quilt Appraisal

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Date(s) - 10/07/2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

110 N Tioga st
Ithaca, New York 14850


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WHAT does a quilt appraisal include?
Appraisals of quilted textiles for individuals, exhibitions, and quilt shows.
Use, care, display and storage information for new and old textiles.
Dating your quilt. Quilt appraisers have knowledge of the history of textiles, style trends, and geographic differences in styles of quilts.
Repairs to a quilt which require expert knowledge of methods of repair, conservation and restoration. Appraisers have the resources to direct you to the correct professionals for this.
Construction possibilities of old tops and blocks. Appraisers have the knowledge of fabric and construction to be able to help you determine the best answer to your questions.
Read over this blog to see whether or not you should have your vintage quilt appraised:
WHEN: Saturday October 7th – Appointments MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE – Appraisal appointments cost $40
WHERE: Joe Mareane Conference Room (Second Floor) in the Tompkins Center for History & Culture on the Ithaca Commons – 110 North Tioga St. Ithaca NY 14850.
PRESENTER: Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski
Each appointment slot is 30 minutes. Appraisals are completed in private with the owner. The quilt is examined, measured, and photographed. Cathy then conducts research to determine the current fair market value for the quilt. Completed written appraisal is sent to the owner within two weeks.
MEET CATHY Cathy Rosa Klimaszewski is a professional quilt appraiser, educator, and consultant. She has curated numerous quilt exhibitions shown at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, including shows that traveled to the Brandywine River Museum, New York State Museum, and Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University. Klimaszewski also presents quilt lectures and has taught classes related to quilt history, design, and care. She is retired from her position as Associate Director/Harriet Ames Charitable Trust Curator of Education at the Johnson Museum after 32 years with the institution. Klimaszewski received a B.F.A. in Art Education and a M.F.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University where she also took studio courses in fiber and textile arts. She has attended the American Quilter’s Society Appraisal Skills courses in Paducah, KY and Grand Rapids, MI.
If you have registered but become unable to attend, please contact so we can offer your space to others on the waitlist.
COVID-19 POLICY – The History Center will follow the most up to date guidance from the Tompkins County Health Department. Our organization is a mask friendly space and encourage visitors to practice what is most comfortable to them regarding mask wearing. Learn more at
This event is brought to you through the ‘Knot Sew Fast: Patchwork of Tompkins County’ exhibit, on display February-December 2023. Learn more at .
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This event will take place in the traditional and contemporary lands of the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ Nation (Cayuga), one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Learn more at

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