Open Line Friday–Do You Insure Your Quilts?

 

Free Motion QuiltingOPEN LINE FRIDAY RETURNS!

As you know, Open Line Fridays is one of my favorite posts…I love to hear your advice on everything from  Quilt Abbreviations HERE  to How to Use Scraps HERE

The conversations are always lively with the combined expertise of all…

I know I’m repeating myself…The More, The Merrier!…So please chime in today–

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TODAY’S QUESTION:  DO YOU INSURE YOUR QUILTS?

First a little background…Several years ago at a Quilt Retreat “Show and Tell”, one of the retreat-ants showed a gorgeous Mariner’s Compass wallhanging.

The next year– back at quilt retreat–she reported the quilt had been destroyed in a fire at her summer cabin.  (The fire started at a neighbor’s house and burned down both houses.  No on was hurt.)

But…everything was lost.   She had photos of the quilt and fabric samples and got an after-the-fact appraisal.  In the end, she was happy with how the insurance company valued her quilt….

Recently, I have been thinking about my quilts…and I called my insurance agent to inquire…Her advice:

Document all quilts:  photos, sizes etc, and try to attach a value...

                 HOW DOES PRICELESS SOUND???

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SECOND QUESTION

How does one attach value to a quilt?

The value is far greater than the materials…(And how many of us have even calculated that for our quilts?)

It would be too costly to have all of our quilts professionally appraised…

If anyone could lead me to a quilt appraiser or info about this, I’d be happy to do a little research for the group…or maybe we have a quilt appraiser out there willing to do a Guest Post?

 

What do YOU think?  What do YOU do?

I’d love to hear…

Lori

PS…All photos, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin, Like on Facebook, tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

The HUGE Sulky Giveaway–Did YOU Win?

Sulky Thread, Heart Quilt

A RECORD SETTING WEEK

It was quite a week at The Inbox Jaunt!  We made nearly 400 new friends this week!

Many of you joined us from Sulky for the HUGE Giveaway…

Others joined us from The Quilting Board to see the buzz on Peggy’s paper-piecing…(Thank you, jeaninmaine!)

We made a lot of new friends from other places as well…

However you found us–WE’RE THRILLED YOU’RE HERE and hope you take a good look around.  I think you’ll find lots of information, tips, tutorials and of course, plenty of photos!

Sulky Thread, Heart Quilt

 

A FAVOR…

One thing that YOU can do for The Inbox Jaunt….TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US…Pin, Re-blog, Tweet, Text, Snail-Mail….

…The More, The Merrier!

Sulky Thread, Heart Quilt

SULKY RAYON—DID YOU KNOW? 

Rayon is synonymous with Viscose.

Rayon is made of cellulose pulp–from wood.

Cellulose pulp is most often made from Pine or Spruce Trees.

Rayon threads are not just for embroidery–Rayon is gorgeous for Free Motion Quilting!

Sulky Thread, Heart Quilt

 

THE WINNER

The Winner of the HUGE Sulky Giveaway is….

                       Ness (Swedie)

Congratulations!  We are happy for you and jealous at the same time…

Please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com with your address for shipping.

THANK YOU TO SULKY

Thank you to Kelly at Sulky for setting up this fabulous giveaway…

You can read her blog HERE.  Her current post is a darling journal cover tutorialI can just picture it stitched with one of our practice FMQ pieces.

TOMORROW–OPEN LINE FRIDAY RETURNS

Please join us tomorrow for the return of Open Line Friday.  I have an important question to ask you…and I can’t wait to hear your answers!

I know you will all find this topic interesting….

Happy Stitching and Gardening,

Lori

PS…All photos, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin, tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.