Marcia Kaylakie, Texas Quilt Appraiser and Teacher

Marcia Kaylakie has been making, collecting, and appraising quilts since 1988, and is a Quilt and Quilted Textile Appraiser certified by the American Quilter’s Society.

Her first book, Texas Quilts and Quilters: A Lone Star Legacy won the Texas Writers’ League Violet Crown Award for non-fiction in 2008. She has appeared in numerous books, magazines, newspaper articles, and has been a guest on two television shows in Austin, Texas on the making of religious quilts.

Marcia was the curator of the art quilt exhibit Eye of the Needle at the Quattro Gallery in Austin, Texas 2006 and curated the exhibit Gone to Texas: Women and Quilts at the Susannah Dickinson House Museum in 2012-2013.

Marcia is a member of the International Society of Appraisers, the Austin Area Quilt Guild, the American Quilter’s Society, The International Quilt Association, the American Quilt Study Group, the Lone Star Quilt Study Group and the Professional Association of Appraisers–Quilted Textiles. She gives lectures and workshops nationally on quilts and quilt history in the United States, as well as judging quilt shows.

Her special interests include Mountain Mist quilts, Texas quilts and quiltmakers, and art quilts. She is currently researching material for 2 more books.

Marcia lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Bill, and their two dogs. She is the thrilled grandmother of 2! An avid quiltmaker, Marcia enjoys a wide variety of styles as well as experimenting with new quilt techniques for her own quilts.



Professional Memberships

American Quilter’s Society

Professional Association of Appraisers-Quilted Textiles

International Society of Appraisers

International Quilt Association

American Quilt Study Group

Austin Area Quilt Guild


Contact Marcia:

Marcia Kaylakie
3703 Turkey Creek Dr.
Austin, TX 78730

AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser