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Do you see your needlework as an art form?
Why should I have my needlework appraised?
Do you have an extensive needlework collection or a sentimental family heirloom?
Where do you turn when you want to ensure your needlepoint, embroidery, goldwork, samplers, or other forms of needlework textiles, are appropriately valued?
Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals LLC 2006.
Valerie McAleenan is a personal property appraiser, specializing in needlework. She is member of the National Association of Appraisers, a Member of the Association of Online Appraisers, a graduate of the American Needlepoint Guild, Inc., - NeedleArts Appraisal Program and is Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant. With her background and knowledge of needlework and the needlearts, she is here to assist you with your appraisal needs.
What would your insurance company say if.........
The pictures below demonstrate only a few good reasons why your needlework (encompassing: needlepoint, embroidery or needlearts (using needle-in-hand)) should be appraised and insured.
Benefit from a knownledgeable appraiser, who specializes in needlework, to assist you. With an appraisal, your insurance company can place your needlework on a separate schedule, to protect against out-to-pocket loss.
Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals LLC
Reason - What if this should happen to you? An appraisal for replacement value would have you covered, once placed on a scheduled rider with your insurance. (Permission to use this photograph was granted by the client.)
Non-cash charitable donations, depending on the value of the donation to a qualified organization, may require an appraisal by a 'qualified' appraiser.
Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals LLC, specializing in appraising all forms of needlework (encompassing: needlepoint, embroidery, needlearts) stitched with 'needle-in-hand', since 2006. Located in Ada, Michigan.
Mrs. McAleenan has conducted workshops locally and nationally on the importance of having needlework appraised and insured.
In 2014, Valerie was awarded the professional designation "Member of the Appraisal Association (MAA)" by the National Association of Appraisers (NAA). The designation was awarded based on her certification training through the American Needlepoint Guild's - NeedleArts Appraisal Program, appraisal experience with a commitment to appraisal standards and professional development and, to maintain competency through continuing education programs. Mrs. McAleenan currently serves as Chair of the Personal Property Committee, NAA.
In 2017, Valerie was accepted as a Regular Member with the Association of Online Appraisers.
Valerie received her needlearts appraiser’s certification through the American Needlepoint Guild’s-NeedleArts Appraisal Program (ANG/NAP) in 2006. From 2007 - 2010, she served as Vice-Chair of the Program and served as Chair from 2010 - 2014. In 2017, upon simultaneous completion of the Master level and Senior level requirements, Valerie was the first graduate to be awarded the professional designation of ‘Senior’ Certified Appraisers. She continues to serve in an advisory capacity and mentor to the Program.
For more information about the American Needlepoint Guild-NeedleArts Appraisal Program, go to: www.needlepoint.org
In addition to, but separate from, appraising needlework, Valerie owns Needleworks Services LLC. Through Needleworks Services, she assists clients with a multitude of different needlework needs.
Custom stitch guides geared to your level of needlepoint expertise (Charley Harper's Zoo Babies), thread selection optional. Private or group classes. National teacher.
From 1999 -2009, Mrs. McAleenan co-owned Peacock Alley Needlepoint where she taught needlepoint classes, prepared needlepoint stitch guides for clients, cleaned and repaired needlepoint and needlework pieces. (It was from her love of needlework and the needs of the clients, she became a NeedleArts Appraiser.) In the summer of 2009 she founded Needleworks Services LLC.
Valerie is a national needlepoint and needlearts teacher, having taught for The American Needlepoint Guild, (ANG), Callaway Gardens School of NeedleArts and The National Academy of NeedleArts (NAN). She is a Life member of NAN, and a member of ANG, The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) and National Embroidery Teachers Association (NETA).