Professional Quilt Appraisals

AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, Donna Kooistra, will be available by appointment during regular show hours to appraise your quilts. Appraisal information for the show quilts will be included in your acceptance letter.  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 in the offices in the Michiana 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:

  • Past President (2016-2018), Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles

  • American Quilter's Society

  • American Quilt Study Guild

  • Midwest Quilt Study Guild

  • National Quilt Association

  • Quilter's Hall of Fame - Board of Directors

  • The Appliqué Society

  • Local guilds

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Shipshewana Quilt Festival

PO Box 245

Shipshewana, IN 46565

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Groups: of 10 or more:  866-243-9434


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