Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Certified....

Sugarloaf, circa 1900, from my collection seen at appraiser's class in Paducah this year.
I interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post about quilt studio reorganization for some great news....I passed the AQS Quilt Appraiser Certification Test!!!!

I got my letter yesterday...very excited!  This past year I studied a lot...did many appraisals...worked with a certified appraiser...did lots of market research on non-traditional quilts and quilt-makers and retook the two day class the week of the test so the definitions were fresh in my mind.  I also rested more the day prior to testing...large show with so many vendors and so much to see, rest does not come easy!

Thanks to all of you for the kind words of support the past year.  Now off to the printer so I can get new business cards made up...I was down to my last dozen after Paducah and I didn't want to print more just in case!

50 comments:

Jan said...

Congratulations! I know that it isn't an easy course. Love those two old blue beauties, too.

Chatty Kathy said...

Congratulations; that is wonderful; a hard course of study, I'm sure. It's always good to have new accomplishments. I really enjoy your blog. Kathy in Virginia (I'm a Board member of the Virginia Quilt Museum...it's always nice to hear about new appraisers in places not too far from home)

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, congrats congrats congrats!!!!! love that quilt

straythreads said...

congrats!!! both the quilts are beautiful
Ann

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! Congratulations!! What an honor and so glad to see you realize the results of all your hard work!!!

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Congratulations on all your hard work to become certified. She should be bursting with pride. Love the quilts you shared with us today as well. Keep up the good work.

Carol said...

Congratulations! That's a real accomplishment! Beautiful quilts!

sewprimitive karen said...

Congratulations, sounds like people have to work really hard to get that and you did it!!

Judy Dietrich said...

Congrats on your accomplishment!! I know you worked really hard & now you get the rewards!!

regan said...

Congratulations! This is awesome news! And I'm in love with that quirky Monkey Wrench! Love it!

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations for passing the AQS Quilt Appraiser Certification Test... and for not giving up!!!

Brava!!!

Kathie said...

Congrats. I am so happy for you. Well deserved.
Kathie

Sue said...

Congratulations. Good things come to those who wait and you have patiently done that.

julieQ said...

Congratulations! That is tough stuff...good for you!

Ali Honey said...

Well done. That great news.I hope you are able to put your knowledge and qualification to good use.

Karen said...

Congratulations! I met a lady several years ago that was studying for the appraisal certification. She told me how much work it was.

Tazzie said...

Congratulations! You worked so hard for your accreditation, you really deserve it!
*big hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Betty Lou said...

Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment. Shall we call you Madamn Apprasiser now? LOL We readers of your blog have all benefited from all your study and knowledge of quilts.

ann hermes said...

Congrats! Way to stick with it, prepare, and try again!

Jill said...

Ohhh, sooo happy for you...Congrats, your hard work has served you well!!

katie z. said...

Oh, congrats many times over!

Tim Latimer said...

Congratulations!!! I admire your dedication so much. Certified appraisers are so important. People often overlook the value of having thier quilts appraised. But it is so important! not only for insurance but it gives the maker a sence of the value of all the work they do!
Thanks

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! Congratulations!! All that learning must have been fun. I'll bet you look at old quilts with a new appreciation now!

Chris said...

Yea for you ! Good job! I'm proud of you for sticking with it and succeeding. You deserve it and the quilting world is better off now that your are certified.

Helen said...

Absolutely awesome quilt. Love the fabrics. Impressive: AQS Quilt Appraiser Certification. Would love to hear more about this. As far as I know we don't have this in europe!

Diane-crewe said...

well done you x

Helen in the UK said...

Woo hoo! Huge congrats :)

The Civil War Quilter said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. There are not enough quilt appraisers out there. Wish you were in my area!

thesewinggeek said...

You have worked hard! Congratulations!

Becky said...

Yahoo! Congratulations!!! What an accomplishment!

Judy in Michigan said...

Yea!!!!! Good for you!!! Congrats and all that. I'm so happy that you are rewarded for all your hard work. Time to celebrate! Hugs.

judy crumpler said...

!Hard work allways pays off!!!! Congrats..Wishing many beauties in your future.....

sewkalico said...

Yoohooo! Well done Sio!!! So pleased for you!!!!! x x

Sue SA said...

Congratulations! Love both antique quilts, so interesting to see what our great great grandmothers made and the fabric fashions.

McIrish Annie said...

Super exciting!!! Sew happy for you

Janet O. said...

Doing the happy dance for you, Sio! That is such good news--you've worked hard for this. Congrats!!

Clare said...

I read the title post on Reader and thought "she's finally cracked up!"

Huge congratulations. Well deserved.

Kathy said...

Hip Hip Hooray! That is a real achievement. Glad you persevered.

Beth D said...

Congratulations! There's always a need for good quilt appraisers.

Brenda said...

Congratulations. I took the classes last year and am in the process. Any Advice?

Lady of the Cloth said...

Congratulations in triplicate! My hat's off to you. Well, I am not actually wearing one, but you get the idea. Carline

Loris said...

Such good news! and I love that Sugarloaf quilt :-) Have fun with this new skill!

Dawn said...

Congratulations - well deserved.

Me and My Stitches said...

Good for you! Congrats!

Janet said...

Congratulations!! You must be so pleased! I love both the quilts in your post.

Purple Pam said...

Congratulations on becoming AQS certified.

O'Quilts said...

Your news is just wonderful...I am very happy for you.

Merilyn said...

Congratulations!!! Very well deserved!!!!

judith lockhart said...

Congratulations, Sio! That is fabulous news to hear. You have so much knowledge of quilts and now I'm thrilled you can use it even more!!!

joe tulips said...

Congratulations. Good job!