Hatcher has an A.B. degree from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA
a M.Ed. degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She has been
trained and tested as a certified appraiser by the American Quilter's
Society Appraiser Certification Program in Paducah, KY and is a member
of the Professional Association of Appraisers - Quilted Textiles.
Phyllis completed the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's three credit
graduate course "History of Quilts". She also appraises woven coverlets.
Phyllis is the
author of The Victorian Redwork Sampler Quilt
and has published articles in the Quilting Quarterly magazine
of the National Quilting Association and Quilters Newsletter.
Phyllis was the curator of several quilt exhibits such as "Small and
Smaller: 100 Years of Crib Quilts and Doll Quilts" (with Judi Gunter)
at the Vermont Quilt Festival and Quilter's Hall of Fame and "More
Is Better" at two national quilts shows. She is past president of
both the Annapolis Quilt Guild and Baltimore Appliqué Society and
is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Quilters' Hall
of Fame in Marion, Indiana. Phyllis lectures on quilt history and
teaches quilting classes and workshops.
Hatcher currently appraises at large and small quilt show venues including
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia (February); Quilt
Fest of New Jersey in Somerset, New Jersey (March); American Quilter's
Society Show in Paducah, Kentucky (April); Annapolis Quilt Show in
Maryland (June), Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, Pennsylvania (July); and
the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Greater Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania (September) and the World Quilt Show Florida, West Palm