Do you have a 50 plus-year-old quilt or quilts at home, and would like to have it or them documented?
The Fort Heritage Precinct at Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is hosting a public Quilt Documentation Day this Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kinsmen Room at the Canadian Northern Railway Station. Appointments are required and only pre-1970 quilts will be considered.
The intention is to document and photograph the quilts in order to preserve their history and contribution to Alberta’s quilting history.
The quilts will be registered, photographed and examined by a Royal Alberta Museum quilt expert. The expert will then be able to document the quilt in a personal history station.
To set an appointment for the Sept. 26 event, contact Kris Nygren at 780-998-1783 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does anyone know if we do this in the rest of the country? I personally have never heard of it, but it is quite possible that we do this sort of thing through historical societies. If you know the answer, please leave your it in the comments section.Thanks.
For more details, go to http://www.fortsask.ca/home
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