pilgrimroy@tds.net | 603-456-6281 | PO Box 432| Warner, NH

Professional Profile

Gerald E. Roy
Post Office Box 432 603-456-2748 Fax
Warner, N.H. 03278


Graduated from The School of the Worcester Art Museum Worcester, Mass.
B.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland California
M.F.A. Mills College, Oakland California


Art Teacher, Painter, Quilt Maker, Designer, Antique Dealer, Quilt Collector, Historian, and Quilt Appraiser Certified in 1989 by the American Quilters Society. I am a founding board member of the quilt appraisal program and continue to administrate, teach, test, and certify other qualified appraisers for A.Q.S.

In 1969 I along with my late partner Paul D. Pilgrim, established the Pilgrim / Roy Antique Quilt Collection. I remain owner, and curator of the collection now housed in Warner, N. H.

Since 1969 I have been involved in the quilt world and its many facits. My art training prepared me to design fabrics, make quilts and teach quilters the theories of design, composition, and color.

That same training proved valuable when asked to judge and jury major exhibits and competitions throughout the country.

The study of antique quilts has brought me equal involvement in quilt scholarship. Writing, lecturing, appraising, and educating, with regards to care and conservation of antique quilts, has been a rewarding endeavor.

My work; both paintings and quilts are represented in private collections throughout the United States. In 2004 The Museum of the American Quilters Society purchased a quilt of mine; “Complimentary Composition” for the permanent collection.

I have been designing fabric collections since 1990 first for P& B Textiles in California and currently for Baum Textiles / Windham Fabrics in New Jersey.

As curator of the Pilgrim / Roy collection I am still actively looking to add to the collection. The years of experience, gathering knowledge, and applying a unique vision and taste to form an important collection, has provided me the opportunity to assist others. Many times I am offered great pieces that would duplicate what is already represented in the collection. I am constantly fine tuning and editing and de accessing is a part of that process. I pride myself in having placed many beautiful objects of particular interest and rarity in major private, corporate, and public collections. I specialize in locating, selecting, and securing fine examples for clients and customers. I will also represent a client, collector, museum or institution as a broker in arranging a sale of a particularly fine quilt.

Since Jan. 2004 I have been writing a regularly featured article for Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine called "This Old Quilt." It is published every other month. The magazine is available by subscription or in stores.

I am currently serving on the following Boards:

Acquisitions Board and Exhibit Planning Board
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Mass.

National Advisory Board / Acquisitions
National Quilt Museum
Paducah Ky.

Executive Board of Directors
National Quilt Museum
Paducah, Ky.

Professional Association of Appraisers of Quilted Textiles
Member of the Quilt Appraisal Board 1986 to present
Co Administrator of the Quilt Appraisal Program for the American Quilters Society Paducah,Ky.

Detailed resume available upon request.