Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display

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Do you have quilts in your collection and are you at a loss as to what to do with them? You are not alone. Quilts are among the most abundant textiles found in our collections. Their large size, complexity, popularity, and history of use can pose a number of challenges to their custodians. This webinar will review the fundamentals of quilt care, including assessment, surface cleaning, stabilization, storage, and display. Along the way, we will dispel common myths, such as the necessity to handle with gloves and vacuum through a screen. Creative problem solving will be emphasized. Technical handouts from the Museum Textile Services website will be provided to walk you through each of the solutions presented.

Presenter

Camille Myers Breeze is the Director and Chief Conservator of Museum Textile Services, a full-service textile conservation studio in Andover, Massachusetts, serving museums, cultural heritage agencies, and private collectors. She began her textile conservation career in 1989 under Patsy Orlofsky at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, New York. After earning a BA in Art History from Oberlin College, Camille received an MA in Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent five years in the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City before moving to the Textile Conservation Center at the American Textile History Museum, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Camille founded Museum Textile Services is 1999. In 2015, she co-created the Andover Figures costume-mounting system. Camille is the author of numerous articles and a book on American tapestry conservation techniques. She has curated several exhibits and has taught in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Peru.
 

Recorded: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Duration: 1 Hour 18 minutes

 
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Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display PowerPoint Slides

 

Quilts Care and Display Handout

 

8 Responses to Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display

  1. Dana Hansen February 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Is there a way to view this after the appointed time?

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      Susan-1 February 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

      Dear Dana,

      The recording is be posted usually a few days after each webinar. As soon as the slide advertising the webinar is not longer showing on the home page, it will be in the Archives. So, take a look a few next weekend or so, to listen to the webinar recording.

      Thanks –

      Susan

  2. Angie Craft February 14, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    Hi, Will this webinar deal with unfinished quilts with the paper still tacked in?

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      Susan-1 February 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

      Yes, I note that Camille Breeze has a slide related to this – I will also pass along your query.

      Susan

  3. oysterponds historical February 16, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    help! we’ve signed up several times without a link/response……

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      Susan-1 February 17, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

      The live webinars may be accessed by going to the meeting room tab on the website and signing in at the correct time. There is not code or link needed. I am sorry you missed the live webinar, but the recording in now posted and you can access it at: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/quilt-care-and-display/

      All best,

      Susan

  4. Vicki Yarborough February 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    I’m registered and do not have a login name or password. How do you access this seminar? Vicki

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