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Appraising at the Quilter’s Guild

April 30, 2014

QuiltIn the appraisal world, there are plenty of sister- and brotherhoods. At NEBBI, our focus is on machinery and equipment, but we have a close relationship with organizations and companies that appraise real estate, property, jewelry, antiques, and all sorts of other things for which people need to know the correct value. Those are just the circle we run in.

But there are some appraisers out there who have a really narrow focus. Case in point: a woman by the name of Judy Lyons, who was on hand this past weekend at the Chatham, Ontario Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show, held by the local Quilter’s Guild. That’s right — Judy is a quilt appraiser.

Now that may sound a little out there, but consider this: Judy is a member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), is certified with the American Quilters Society (AQS), and is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles (PAAQT). Her credentials are in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), just like ours are.

So when you really think about it, is what we do all that different from what Judy does? Not really. And you can plainly see how much more trustworthy someone is when they’re certified and USPAP-compliant. All of our CMEAs are — just don’t ask them what your quilt’s worth.

The NEBB Institute endorses and strives to observe the highest standards of professional ethics to preserve the public trust inherent in the professional appraisal practice. The Institute provides initial and monthly comprehensive education, ongoing support, and a dynamic international network, and certifies professionals in the art of machinery/equipment appraisal and brokerage.

By: NEBB Institute

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