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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 oth-

ers.  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, ap-

plique & embroidery techniques to create quilts! Scrappy quilts are among her fa-

vorites 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 hus-

band, 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 docu-

menting 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.
WORKSHOP!   “ Quilt Restoration Workshops”  Learn the basics of quilt restoration including technique do and don’t s. Proper fabric choices. And much more.  Contact Brenda for more information about attending a scheduled workshop or offering this workshop at your location.