I learned ALOT at quilt meeting yesterday....mainly, that I have not insured my quilting items well enough in case of a disaster. Our speaker, Linda, is a quilt appraiser, but she also organizes quilting/sewing rooms for insurance needs. Here are some of her ideas/suggestions:
1.Organize first to see what you have-take an inventory-write it all down
2.Take photo's of your room/shelves/closet/drawers/furniture-keep photo's & inventory list somewhere safe outside your home. What should you list:
Machines and furniture/tables/lamps.....how much do you have invested in your Machine(s)
Fabric-by the yard, fat quarters, jelly rolls....do not list it by the price you got it on sale, but the full current price you would pay to replace it
Equipment:Rotary cutter(s), Scissors, rulers, pins, seam rippers, etc.
Thread: How many spools do you have....I have 107 (I counted last night)
Patterns/Books:Again, the replacement price, not the sale price.
Quilt appraisals:The price to put on it is not the material and thread you have in it, but what would it cost you to PAY someone to reproduce it, including the cost of materials.
One thing she shared for bloggers....you can save your blog to a memory stick concerning your quilt post that show a completed quilt (size and description in post) and take it to your insurance man as proof of lost items.
I am giving myself a challenge....to inventory my sewing room over the next 30 days, including:
Sewing machines: 4
Equipments:rulers, rotary cutters, scissors, etc.
Fabric:this is going to take time!
Patterns/Books: Oh my!
I am also going to have a couple quilts appraised at the Utah Guild Meeting in September (free service provided for up to 2 quilts per quilter)
Has anyone else already done this? Anyone want to take the challenge?