Textile Conservation Workshop

The White Bluffs Center for Quilting & Fiber Arts is providing this program in Textile Conservation free to non-profits. Additional ADVANCED Classes in Crazy Quilt Restoration will be offered in late Spring.

The class description is on our web site (with photos) at www.whitebluffscenter.org Click on CLASSES, Adults-Children on the left side of the Home Page, scroll to February Classes

Beginning Quilt Conservation, 4 classes
Nancy Kirk, Classroom DVD's & Hand's On Workshop
Nancy Kirk is the president of the Quilt Heritage Foundation, sponsor of the Crazy Quilt Society and the Quilt Preservation Society. She gives lectures throughout the country. Nancy has written numerous magazine articles and has designed two collections of Civil War era reproduction fabrics for Benartex. Her quilt patterns are carried by quilt shops around the country. Beginning Quilt Restoration will include 4 sessions of DVD and discussion. Nancy will be available via phone for questions.

The first session is "Becoming a Quilt Restorer" and will include "setting up shop, charges and quilt evaluations. This session will also include making simple repairs, replacing patchwork, dead quilts ,cloned quilts, invisible applique, use of silk crepeline, stable tex, complex repairs and honest patches.
The Second Session is called "Is restoration possible? This session was filmed at a workshop and we will watch as the participants bring their quilts to Nancy for review. Audience participation is encouraged and observing the process of examination, dating, and appraising for a number of quilts is a fascinating lesson.
Session three is a fascinating session on dating fabrics and dating quilts. The categories are 1840-1850's, Civil War - 1910, 1870-1880, 1890, 1920'2-1940's (WWI), and a special session called, Guess my era. All participants are asked to bring their quilts for a lively discussion following session three.
Session four is titled, "Creating and Aging Fabrics and Cleaning, Storage and Displaying Quilts." It includes Photo transfers, Ageing Fabrics, Cleaning Quilts, Preparation, Washing & Drying, Storing Quilts and Displaying Quilts.

Each approximately 90 minute session will be be available as a morning or an evening class at the
White Bluffs Center
4034D West Van Giesen, West Richland, WA

Date/Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon Monday, Feb, 7, 14, 21 and 28th
Date/Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 8, 15, 22th and March 1

Each session will include lessons delivered via DVD
and a "hands on" workshop and discussion.
Fee: $10 per session, $40 for all 4 sessions (no charge for non-profits)

Contact the Center at (509) 967-2555 to add your name to the class register.

These DVD's (and permission from Nancy Kirk) were acquired with funds from the Benton County Commissioners Historical Preservation Program. It is our wish to share them with all non-profits in this area.


White Bluffs Center for Quilting & Fiber Arts

4034 West Van Giesen, Suite D

West Richland, WA 99353

(509) 967-2555

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