Conservation Workshop: Caring for Quilts

Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9am – 12pm EDT
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Cost
$30 | Registration required 

Tickets include the cost of materials provided during the workshop. Tickets are available beginning July 15
Event Location
Smithsonian American Art Museum, McMillan Education Center
Categories
  • Workshops
Join textile conservator Julia Brennan in a gallery talk about her efforts to conserve quilts featured in SAAM’s Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women exhibition before attending a hands-on workshop to learn about quilt conservation, repair and stabilization methods, proper storage, and handling techniques for heirloom textiles.  

Attendees will receive a kit to practice their stitching and stabilization skills and sample housing materials as participants cannot bring their own quilts to the workshop. 

Tickets are $30 and include the cost of materials provided during the workshop. Tickets are available beginning July 15. 

This conservation workshop is a repeat of the Saturday, June 8 program; please register for either the June 8 or August 10 program. 

Image Credit: Laura Hoffman  

Exhibitions

Quilt with a colorful, abstract pattern. At the center is a dark blue square with a black star as its border.
Pattern and Paradox: The Quilts of Amish Women
March 28, 2024August 26, 2024
Explore the creative practice of Amish quilters in the United States.