April Meeting: Sunday, April 23 “Quilt Preservation”

April 10, 2017

April’s meeting is all about “Quilt Preservation”!

As modern quilters, we are sewing tomorrow’s history today. Just as we marvel at Civil War or Bicentennial quilts in museums across the country, future generations of quilters will look back at today’s vibrant quilt movement as an important benchmark in our history. Whether you are caring for heirloom quilts passed down through your family or your own quilts, it’s important to ensure that your in-home storage is preserving, rather than damaging, your quilts. Our work is important. Let’s treat our quilts with the respect they deserve. 

In this 90-minute lecture, quilter and textile preservationist and Chicago Modern Quilt Guild Member Laura McDowell Hopper will introduce students to museum-quality supplies, demonstrate preservation techniques you can use in your home, and explain why some common household quilt storage can do more harm than good. Members and visitors will leave this lecture with the confidence to ensure long-term quilt preservation in their homes.

Join us on Sunday, April 23 for this awesome lecture – and don’t forget to bring your own recently finished projects for our monthly member show and tell!

  All meetings are 2-5 pm on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

This month’s meeting is on April 23, 2017.

Meeting location:

Rush Oak Park Hospital 
Centennial Room 
520 S. Maple Ave Oak Park, Il 60304 

A list of our meeting schedules can be found on {this} page.

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 We hope to see you there!

written by Laura McD-H and Erin D.
posted and edited by Erin D.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna