Certification Programs

The American Quilt Society offers helpful information about becoming an appraiser, as well as classes and a targeted certification program. The National Quilting Association and the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges offer programs to become a certified quilt judge.

Books and DVDs

Extensive training on repairing and restoring quilts is available in the Quilt Restoration Workshop DVD set.

Learn restoration techniques in the book Quilt Restoration, A Practical Guide and other books on quilt restoration.

The technical guides published by the American Quilt Study Group include some information on restoration. Overview articles, a discussion group, and other resources for quilt repair can be found on the Quilt History website

These reference books cover antique sewing machines and items:

The National Storytelling Network has a good article on How to Become a Storyteller. For a storytelling business guide, consider The Storyteller's Start-Up Book. This book will give you insights into living history presentations: Telling History: A Manual for Performers and Presenters of First-Person Narratives.

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