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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 is a quilt maker and this is a huge plus when appraising the work of others. 

Needle turn applique is her favorite method of creating a new quilt. However, she never met

a quilt she doesn’t like and enjoys mixing pieced, applique & embroidery techniques to

create quilts! Scrappy quilts are among her favorites because of her passion for fabric. Her

sewing past includes award winning clothing construction & tailoring . She spent many

summers teaching kids to quilt at Christian Outreach Center, Largo, Florida, where she and

her husband, John, served as Founders & Directors before retirement.

   She is a member of American Quilter’s Society, The Applique Society and is an active

member of a local quilt guild “Hidden Stiches”, Largo, Florida.  Brenda also founded “For

His Glory Stitchers” quilt group at her church in Brooksville. 

  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.

    Brenda also does restoration of quilts and finds there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the stitching she would like.  “So many quilts~both new construction and restoration, so little time!”     Educationing others is accomplished with lectures & trunk shows that showcase many quilts from Brenda’s private collection.
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