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Quilts in the Attic

Quilt Square

Jennifer Hadley and Jeanne Fetzer are quilt experts. They teamed up recently in the Church History Museum to curate a unique exhibit that uses the quilt as a symbol of the ties and bonds that unite the human family. Jennifer is a professional conservator at the Church History Museum. She is an expert on textile preservation. Jeanne is a quilt historian who has studied at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and at the American Quilter’s Society. Their lecture is designed to help people learn how to identify the historical background of quilts and to help quilt owners learn basic preservation skills to ensure that their personal treasures will be safe for future generations to enjoy.

Many people own historical quilts but have no idea where they came from or how significant and important they are. They are mystery quilts and are often kept in the attic or in basement storage boxes. Jennifer and Jeanne encourage quilt owners to do research to find out just what kinds of treasures they might own. In this presentation, they will teach basic fact finding and documentation skills and offer tips and resources on verifying traditional family stories about heirloom quilts. In addition to researching and documenting quilt stories, they are passionate about the proper care of quilts and will present information to help quilt owners learn how to care for their old or new quilts.

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7:00 PM, 28 October 2011

Learn how to identify the historical background of quilts and learn basic preservation skills to ensure that personal treasures will be safe for future generations to enjoy. 

Admission Information

The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.