- Use museum quality storage materials.
- Avoid storage in wood or create a barrier using polyurethane varnish on the wood and unbleached muslin on the quilt.
- Choose a storage location in a dark, climate controlled space in your house. Laura said if it’s comfortable for you it will be comfortable for your quilt.
- Clean your storage space regularly. Don’t eat or drink near your storage area.
- Never use chemicals, mothballs, or cedar as pest deterrents.
- Light damage is irreversible. If you display quilts in your home rotate them into storage every 4 to 6 months to prevent long term light exposure.
- Store your quilts folded in a blue board box with unbuffered tissue padding in every fold line.
- Refold your quilt a different way every 6 months to prevent creases.
- Preserving Textiles: A Guide for the Nonspecialist by Harold F. Mailand
- Blue E-flute Deep Lid Textile Box
- Unbuffered Acid Free Tissue
- Polypropylene Label Holders
- Quilt Preservation Kit
- Unbleached Muslin (Make sure to pre-wash.)
- Micron Pens (Laura prefers the black size 0.2.)
Announcements from today’s meeting:
All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
This month’s meeting is on May 21, 2017
Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304
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