Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals, LLC

I am a Personal Property Appraiser specializing in all forms of needlework.


For additional questions with regards to your needlework or needlepoint appraisal needs, please see  the Contact section below.


How do you Value your Needlework?


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.....


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  

Reasons for an appraisal?

Fire and smoke damage.

Fire, Smoke, Water Damage, Theft

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.)

Shop Owners, Teachers, Personal Needlework

Reasons - 

  • Shop Owners, protecting your needlework display pieces at your shop. 
  • Teachers, when you are teaching away from home and the piece is lost or damaged.
  • Personal needlework (Christmas stockings, ornaments, pillows, samplers) you have invested time and money into.


Non-cash charitable donations, depending on the value of the donation to a qualified organization, may require an appraisal by a 'qualified' appraiser.

Meet the Owner

Valerie McAleenan, MNAA, AOA and Senior Certified Appraiser - American Needlepoint Guild

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.

USPAP compliant.

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.

Needleworks Services Offerings

Stitch guides for Needlepoint canvases

Stitch Guides/Teaching

Custom stitch guides geared to your level of needlepoint expertise (Charley Harper's Zoo Babies), thread selection optional.  Private or group classes.  National teacher.  

Cleaning and repairing needlepoint

Restoration, Repair and Cleaning

  • Needlework repairs.  
  • Restoration , Conservation.
  • Over 13 years of experience cleaning needlework

About Needleworks Services


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).  

Needleworks Services has the Experience


Please feel free to make inquiries

Timeless NeedleArts Appraisals

7587 Conservation, Ada, MI 49301, US

(616) 293-4815