Shelly Zegart is an internationally recognized expert on American quilts and a community leader in Louisville, KY. She collects, curates exhibitions, writes, lectures about, and appraises fine quilts. Shelly continues to serve on community boards and is involved in a number of community projects. Her most recent effort is the Kentucky to the World initiative.
Zegart has curated many exhibits in the U.S. and abroad, and lectures on all aspects of quilt history and aesthetics. She has built private and corporate collections around the world and for more than 25 years she has been a member of the Appraisers Association of America.
Successfully completed a 7-hour course on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-reorganized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation: completed on October 11, 2013, effective through October 11, 2015.
Do you have a fine quilt that you are thinking about selling? Contact Shelly to discuss how she can help.
News at a Glance
FRESH TO THE MARKET!
Fresh Selection of Historic Gee's Bend quilts! Visit our Gee's Bend Quilt Collection again - our same collector has given us several more exciting quilts to sell, including the quilts made by Annie Mae Young, Arie Pettway, Mary Lee Bendolph, and Annie Pearl Thompson. More...
The Zegart Fund for the Alliance for American Quilts is established.
The Alliance for American Quilts recently published a press release about The Zegart Fund for The Alliance for American Quilts.
Catalogue now available
«Shelly Zegart: Passionate About Quilts» catalogue beautifully documents the retrospective exhibition of her more than thirty years work with quilts held at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft in Louisville, Kentucky (Sep 4 – Oct 26, 2008).
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New articles added to Publications Collection
"Old Maid, New Woman": In times of high interest in politics in general and womens' roles and choices in specific, it is more than time for Shelly Zegart's «Old Maid, New Woman» article to be publicly available for the first time since it was originally publsihed in Quilt Digest in 1986. Susan Elizabeth Daggett, for whom the quilt was made to celebrate her 30th birthday, chose to remain single in the 1870's, as did a surprising number of her friends. Their work with the Young ladies Aid society in Canandaigua, NY, and their enduring friendship through the years was a force for women's activism and choices. Read article...
"Myth and Methodology": Just released and available to download - Shelly Zegart's groundbreaking article unpicks African American Quilt Scholarship, published in January 08-Selvedge, an international textile magazine. This article is a benchmark in understanding the problems with myth and methodology in this highly charged arena beginning in the late 1970's. Read article...