Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: October 8, 2016

 

Tumwater Historical Association Presents "Past to Present  - A Quilt Rescue Workshop," Tumwater, WA

 

Get help with your aging quilt from expert Beverly Dunivent, an American Quilting Society certified quilt appraiser, quilt historian, restorer, author and lecturer.

 

 

Tumwater, Washington, September 1, 2016 - Do you own a mystery quilt, or one that is in poor condition or needs repair? If so visit the Tumwater Historical Association's "Past to Present...A Quilt Rescue Workshop," taking place October 8 at the Tumwater First Baptist Church, 405 East X Street, Tumwater, WA.

 

This will be an opportunity for you to bring your quilt and have your questions answered. You will be able to have it identified, dated, receive information on repairs and suggestions for safe display and storage. There will be knowledgeable speakers, demonstrations and materials available for preservation (acid free boxes). There will also be quilts on display showing some of these challenges.

 

The workshop will feature Beverly Dunivent who is an American Quilting Society certified quilt appraiser, quilt historian, restorer, author and lecturer. She is an authority on quilt dating, 1930's quilts, scrap and string pieced quilts. RJR Fashion Fabrics used her as a consultant to their 1930's reproduction fabrics. She was the Guest Curator for the exhibit "Bright Quilts from Dark Days" at the New England Quilt Museum. Her 1850-1950 Quilt Perspective Collection of 30 quilts was featured in the 2006 Pacific Northwest Quiltfest.

 

Other speakers will include Erin Quinn Valcho, Curator of the Lacey Museum. She has an MA degree in Museum Studies. Her specialty is material preservation and has 18 years of experience. Carol Cook of Olympia is an experienced quilter with a strong family history and heritage of quilting. It has inspired her to study quilt history, dating and fabrics.

 

So if you have a problem quilt, been the recipient of a family or antique quilt or would just like to enhance your quilt knowledge consider the Quilt Rescue Workshop. You will be able to see the 1850's replica quilt that is being made for a local historical group. There will be quilts that have been restored and one reproduced by hand.

 

Registration is 9:30am with the workshop running from 10:00am - 3:30pm. The workshop fee is $35. This will include lectures, information about your quilt, demonstrations, door prizes, and box lunch. Registration deadline is September 19. Bring no more than 1 or 2 quilts.

 

For a registration form or answers to your questions contact www.tumwaterhistoricalassociation.org, or call 943-1383 or 943-7527.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tumwater Historical Association

Tumwater, Washington

Web: www.tumwaterhistoricalassociation.org

 

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Event Name: Past to Present...A Quilt Rescue Workshop

Event Date: October 8, 2016

Event Time: Registration is 9:30am with the workshop running from 10:00am - 3:30pm.

Event Location: Tumwater First Baptist Church, 405 East X Street, Tumwater, WA

Admission: The workshop fee is $35.

Web: www.tumwaterhistoricalassociation.org

Contact: Sandra Gray, Sandigds2@comcast.net, (360) 943-0405

Description: Do you own a mystery quilt, or one that is in poor condition or needs repair? If so visit the Tumwater Historical Association's "Past to Present...A Quilt Rescue Workshop," taking place October 8 at the Tumwater First Baptist Church, 405 East X Street, Tumwater, WA. This will be an opportunity for you to bring your quilt and have your questions answered. You will be able to have it identified, dated, receive information on repairs and suggestions for safe display and storage. There will be knowledgeable speakers, demonstrations and materials available for preservation (acid free boxes). There will also be quilts on display showing some of these challenges. The workshop will feature Beverly Dunivent who is an American Quilting Society certified quilt appraiser, quilt historian, restorer, author and lecturer. She is an authority on quilt dating, 1930's quilts, scrap and string pieced quilts.

 


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