Quilt Conservation

Quilts tell stories.   The person who made a quilt chose patterns and fabrics,  sized it for the bed, crib, couch or wall and put love and care into each stitch.    Then the quilt began it’s life,  used, loved, snuggled under,  made into a tent or ground cover for picnics,  and it got worn,  torn and tattered, but loved.     Many quilts have been passed to a new generation.   In order for the story to continue,  the quilt must be conserved.

We can repair and conserve your beloved quilt for you.   Be warned that the process can take a long time,  but we put love into every stitch, just like the maker did.   We maintain a stash of vintage and reproduction fabrics to keep your quilt as close to the original as possible.    When you bring it in for an estimate we will ask many questions so that we can reach the best possible solution for your quilt.    Questions we might ask include:

Do you know who made it and when?   Can you document the family history?

What are you plans for it?  will it be used gently on the foot of the guest bed or by a new baby?

Are we repairing for monetary value,  sentimental value,  or function?


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