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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Quilt Repair

We had a great program at our local quilt guild on Thursday night.  "Quilt Care and Repair" by Carmen Whorley.  Carmen is from Springfield, MO and did a great job.
She talked about the causes of quilt death-abuse by people - body oils, pets, poor storage, and natural disasters:  such as floods, tornadoes, and fires.
 When it comes to repair decisions:  there are several things to consider like cost, time, and whether it is repairable or truly dead.

 There was a lot more we learned also.  I would highly recommend having Carmen come talk to your quilt guild!

Joann brought some quilts that needed needed some TLC.

 I love the quilting on the improved nine patch.

 Don't you love how perfect the circles on this double wedding ring quilt are?

This is the quilt our guild made to donate to the band at the local high school so they can raffle it and raise money for the band.  The center star is paper pieced music notes.

Here is a list of her favorite reference books:
Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman
Dating Quilts from 1600 to Present by Helen Kelley
Protecting Tomorrow's Treasures Today:  A Practical Guide for the Care of Quilts by Kathy Kansier
Caring for Your Quilts by Hallye Bone
Dating Fabrics a Color Guide 1800-1960 by Eileen Jahnke Trestain
Dating Fabrics 2 a Color Guide 1950-2000 by Eileen Jahnke Trestain

We were given a lot of great information, Carmen did a great job on her talk.
Do you have a quilt that needs some repair?



Deborah said...

That must have been very interesting, and the quilts are beautiful. The one y'all made for the band is wonderful, too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

She sounds like a great speaker, and what an interesting topic.

Little Penpen said...

Those are some pretty quilts! Great info. I'm sure!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have a couple that I need to restitch in places. My kids loved them hard, and I don't think their great grandmother used 1/4" seams. I've repaired the hand quilting on my oldest son's graduation quilt before. He sat on it in the same place, for 4 years, at college. Threads broke. It wasn't a hard fix, other than that I used varigated threads, and didn't even try to match the shading of the threads.

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