Certified Quilt Appraiser, Carol Butzke of the Wisconsin Quilt Museum in Cedarburg, will be on hand to appraise your quilts, new and old, and tell you more about their history. Why should you have your quilts appraised? Most quilt appraisals are done for an insurance value. It is written proof of the value of your quilt so you can insure it with your home owner’s insurance or when you ship it. The insurance value placed on your quilt is the amount it would cost to replace your quilt if it was lost, stolen or damaged. For antique quilts, the insurance value and the fair market value are the same since you would not completely remake an antique quilt, you would just find a similar antique quilt to replace the damaged one. When should you get an appraisal? As soon as you have finished your quilt! Reservations required.