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Quilt Conservation Presentation

Saturday, February 27

1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs

With Kathryn Tarleton

Textile conservator Kathryn Tarleton will give an illustrated talk and presentation on how to care for and conserve quilts. Tarleton will have quilts on display and provide practical tips for do-it-yourselfers looking to better care for their family heirlooms and creative projects. Following the lecture, Tarleton will offer personal consultations on quilt conservation. Consultations are limited to five people; all five spots have been filled.

 

Quilts from the Neighborhood Quilt Project. Mixed media with linen backing. Made possible through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Gift of the Art Program at Gloucester's Rose Baker Senior Center, 2015. [Acc. #2015.033.13]

Quilts from the Neighborhood Quilt Project. Mixed media with linen backing. Made possible through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Gift of the Art Program at Gloucester's Rose Baker Senior Center, 2015. [Acc. #2015.033.13]

 

This program is free for Museum members/ $10 non-members. Registration required for personal consultations only. For more information please email info@capeannmuseum.org or call (978)283-0455 x10.

This program is offered in conjunction with the Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods exhibition currently displaying thirteen quilts designed and created by participants in the Art Program at Gloucester’s Rose Baker Senior Center under the leadership of artist Juni Van Dyke.

 


 

Kathryn Tarleton received a BFA in Fibers from the Program in Artisanry at Boston University, and an MS in Historic Costume and Textiles from the University of Rhode Island. She has lectured on textile conservation and textile history and led workshops on collections care in the New England region. Tarleton is the co-owner of a conservation business called ConText, and works with a variety of materials, from Civil War quilts to 18th century schoolgirl samplers to Modernist pile carpets.

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