Hallye Bone, quilt teacher, lecturer, author, and appraiser, is returning to Hannibal to appraise quilts, old and new. She will be in Hannibal Nov. 12-14, at the Mark Twain Museum, 120 N. Main St.

Hallye Bone, quilt teacher, lecturer, author, and appraiser, is returning to Hannibal to appraise quilts, old and new. She will be in Hannibal Nov. 12-14, at the Mark Twain Museum, 120 N. Main St.

 

Bone has been quilting since 1967 and teaching quilt making techniques since 1980. Her book, “Caring for Your Quilts” is a popular resource for quilters. Her quilt repair business led her to begin teaching and appraising as she learned how our ancestors made quilts. Today’s quilt maker joins in a long tradition in this American art form.

 

Bone returns to Hannibal several times each year. She says that “this region is rich in quilt makers, past and present. Clients find quilts in closets and under beds and are surprised at their value.” Appraisals are needed for insurance claims for damage, when selling a quilt, and for donations to charitable organizations. They are useful when displaying a quilt in a show or shipping one. And, they are helpful when giving a quilt. People handle quilts with care when they know their value.” Bone says. 

 

The appraisals will be held at a new venue, the Mark Twain Museum, on Main Street. “The Museum has been generous to the Tri State quilt makers and I look forward to collaborating with this magnificent museum,” Bone says.

 

Call 314-872-9353 for an appointment for a quilt appraisal.