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July 12th to 14th, 2018

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950 Lake Carillon Dr, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Brenda Grampsas, of Thimble Tales

Brenda Grampsas

Brenda Grampsas is an American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, KY, Certified Appraiser of quilts and quilted textiles, certified in 2005. This certification was obtained following several years of study, mentoring by a certified appraiser, and passing a rigorous testing processing which included written and verbal exams. She is a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers Quilted Textiles. 

Brenda has a special interest in antique quilts and has had the privilege of documenting the quilt collections of Heritage Village, Largo, Florida and the St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Learn more at Thimble Tales

Brenda Grampsas' Workshops

Online Workshop Registration Closes July 10th!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Quilt Restoration Workshop with Brenda Grampsas
9am to 4:30pm


This workshop is designed to teach basic restoration skills needed to complete restoration work on a typical quilt.  

Skills include:

-Evaluation of whether or not the quilt is a good candidate for restoration. 

-Evaluation of restoration work needed.  Worksheet completion.

 -Fabric and batting selection.  Sources of these materials.

-Hand applique, embroidery and quilting stitches most often used.

Brenda Grampsas' Presentations

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Rubba Dub Dub, Should I Put My Quilt in the Tub?
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Brenda Grampsas, AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, will present this Lecture/Trunk Show about the Care & Laundering of Quilts. Should you wet wash a quilt?  Sometimes the answer is “NO”.  The answer can also be “YES”!  Brenda has had success laundering quilts using some rather unconventional methods.  

Brenda Grampsas' Quilt Appraisals

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Quilt Appraisals with Brenda Grampsas at Stitcher Paradise

Brenda Grampsas will be offering Written and Verbal quilt appraisals on Friday at Stitcher Paradise!  Find out the value of your favorite quilt!  Brenda's appraisals may be used for Fair Market, Donation, or Insurance purposes on New, Vintage, and Antique Quilts!

Written appraisals are $55, verbal appraisals are $25.

Call 813-925-9037 to set an appointment. You will pay your appraisal fee to save your time slot.  Marketplace admission not required for Quilt Appraisals.

Cancellations must be  made prior to June 30th. Workshop registrations will be 100% refunded.  There are no refunds for cancellations made on or after July 1st.  

The $12 marketplace admission is non-refundable. Call 813-925-9028 for cancellations. 

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