October 21 "What the Appraiser Sees: Quilt Valuation and Care" with Jennifer Perkins
Program begins at 2:00 PM


AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser, Jennifer Perkins, will lead you through the need for a quilt appraisal, what that involves, the various kinds of appraisals, and the uses for each one. Perkins will also discuss the care and repurposing of old quilts.

This event is free to the public; however, guests wishing to see the special exhibition Pattern and Purpose must obtain a ticket at the admissions desk.

JENNIFER PERKINS grew up sleeping under a Sunbonnet Sue quilt made by her great-grandmother.  After learning to quilt in 1984, she attended Quilt Restoration Conferences in Omaha and started a quilt restoration business. After achieving merit as a National Quilt Association Certified Quilt Judge, she earned her AQS Certification as a quilt appraiser. Perkins widely teaches and lectures about the art of quilting. She is a member of many quilting organizations, including Omaha Quilters Guild and Nebraska Quilt Guild, and is the current President of Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles. Perkins is married to a retired Iowa State Trooper and has two grown daughters. She is a Music Education graduate of Kansas State University and has taught private piano, organ, and guitar lessons for many years.