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Never launder silks, wool, velvet or hand-painted quilts. You can store your quilt in an acid-free box, wrap it in a piece of washed, unbleached muslin or fold it in a pillowcase. If you want to store it in a wooden drawer, first paint the inside with polyurethane varnish and after it’s dried, line the drawer with acid-free paper, cotton sheets or muslin.
Refold the quilts a few times a year to avoid permanent creases.
Want to learn what to do with old quilt tops and blocks?
Find out the secret for making repairs visually disappear in a quilt.
Quilt Restoration Class-1/2 Day Do you have a new or vintage quilt with damage?
Would you like to learn how to clean, repair, display and store your new and antique quilts?
Wash your quilt only if all dyes are colorfast and it doesn’t have any inked signatures.
What the Judge Sees-Lecture with questions from audience NQA Certified Quilt Judge, Jennifer Perkins, will comment on what a judge looks for in a quilt and why one quilt is selected over another as the winner.
She will also let you in on little judging secrets to help your next quilt be a ribbon winner.
The lecture can be combined with a trunk show for guilds within driving distance, or those willing to pay the shipping for two large suitcases of quilts.
Quilt Appraisals: What are they and why should I have one?
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After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.