Deborah J Roberts 
Quilt & Textile Appraiser, certified by AQS

Meet Deborah Roberts

An avid quilt collector, historian and maker, Deborah (Deb) Roberts has been appraising quilts for over 25 years and specializes in the appraisal of antique, modern/contemporary and innovative art quilts as well as other textiles. In 1996, Deb was certified as an appraiser of quilted textiles by the American Quilters Society demonstrating her expertise in these areas. Since that time she has appraised for artists, corporations, museums and private collectors throughout the world. Deb offers written appraisals for insurance, market and donation/estate purposes and is available to travel to any area. In addition to appraisal services and value consultation, Deb teaches, judges and serves as a consultant to contemporary quiltmakers in assessing their work for show entry and value enhancement. 

Personal Statement

"Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for a quilt owner/maker to have a loss of, or damage to a quilt.  When this occurs, it amazes me that these wonderful creations, whether old family heirlooms, innovative art or beautifully quilted garments are not covered by insurance.  Losses occur even under simple circumstances and rarely is there a way to recover from the loss unless the piece is insured.  Even in the best of situations, insurance companies today settle for the cost of materials only, or, in the case of an older piece the cost to replace a bed-cover, unless the value can be substantiated with a written appraisal by a qualified professional appraiser."

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