Teddy Pruett
Certified Quilt Appraiser
Second Hand Story Quilts
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Exciting news to share!   "The Eggplant that Ate Baltimore" is currently hanging at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah as part of the "Backstitch" exhibit, showing from June 27 to September 16.   What an honor that is!  When you click on www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html a detail shot of the quilt is being used as the page header.  Also, seven of my quilts will be featured at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA from October 9 to December 31 in "Humourous Quilts:  Keeping Us in Stitches". 

As it gets closer to time for Quiltfest Jax, I get a lot of clients looking for information here, so this is a good place to let you know that after many years of keeping my fees as low as possible, the fee for a written appraisal is now $50 per quilt.  Oral evaluations are still $20 per quilt, but are not available for new quilts, only vintage and antique.  Appointments are not necessary.  

I hope you will take the time to click on a few pages and learn about quilt appraisals, look at some really wild quilts,  and just enjoy your moments here. 

I'm a true Gemini, so you get "twin" websites in one here.  The first is for Teddy the Certified Appraiser and very serious business person.  The second is for Teddy the quiltmaker who marches to the beat of a different sewing machine.  I like to work with old worn out things I buy in thrift shops.  One of my friends says I shop in places she would only go into with rubber gloves and tongs, and I admit to keeping antibacterial hand cleaner in my car.  But I have such a heart for the women who came before me, the women who worked so hard to find a few moments to make beautiful things for their families.  Perhaps it was a crocheted doily, a hanky with tatted edges, an embroidered dresser scarf, or a stack of quilt blocks they never got around to setting together.  These are the fragments I gather and I find great joy in giving them new life.  As you look at the quilts in the galleries, you will spot the vintage pieces.