Professional Quilt Appraisals

AQS Certified appraiser, Donna Kooistra, will be available by appointment during regular show hours to appraise your quilts. Whether you choose to bring your quilt to the Festival or already have it hanging in this year's show, please visit the appraisal room located on the Quilt and Vendor Show floor in the Shipshewana Event Center.

Donna appraises newly constructed quilts, antique, traditional and non-traditional quilts for insurance replacement value, fair market value and donation value.

To schedule an appointment during the festival please contact Donna at

For many years, Donna has participated in classes and lectures on fabric dating and identification, technique, construction, documentation, ethics and current trends to determine values of quilted textiles offered by national quilt organizations as well as those by local shops and appraisers.

Currently, she is a member of the following:

  • American Quilter's Society
  • American Quilt Study Guild
  • Midwest Quilt Study Guild
  • National Quilt Association
  • Quilter's Hall of Fame - Board of Directors
  • The Applique Society
  • Local guilds
Donna Kooistra Appraisals