Save the Date! Quilt Documentation Day

Dresdent Plate signature quilt

Detail, signature quilt in the Dresden Plate pattern, part of the Charlemont Historical Society Collection

The Charlemont Historical Society will host a Quilt Documentation Day on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Charlemont (location t.b.a.). Volunteers from the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project will spend the day documenting pre-1950 quilts brought in by local residents. The volunteers also will document the quilts in the Charlemont Historical Society collection.

Each person who brings in a quilt for documentation will receive a report that includes information about the quilt’s design, age, and proper care. Details about the documented quilts will go into the national Quilt Index database.

According to the Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project website, this organization was founded in 1994. Since then it

“has documented over 7,000 pre-1950 quilts originating or currently owned in this state. Dozens of historical societies and hundreds of private owners have been served.
MassQuilts encourages the study and preservation of quilts and demonstrates that these textiles convey important insights about the lives of Massachusetts women from the colonial period to the present. “

This event is part of the Charlemont Historical Society’s year-long focus on the theme of textiles.

More details about this event will be posted here soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions about this event, please be in touch.

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