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LNCQ General Meeting August 4, 2014
Harmony Presbyterian Church
400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins
Social: 6:30PM; Meeting: 7:00PM
Guest Speaker: Susan Torntori presents "The Care and Preservation of Quilts in Your Home"
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
Using and collecting textiles like quilts in our homes is traditional—we wrap our babies in them, sleep under them for warmth and comfort, craft them into garments or household gifts, and quilts adorn our homes on the wall. We pass all of these textiles down through our families or donate them to community institutions. All of these activities have a heavy measure of responsibility in caring for our quilts, whether used for our own pleasure or preserved for future generations. No matter their use, as textiles made of organic materials they are fragile, especially as they age. This talk will cover caring for the two major categories of quilts in our home—those that we display for our own enjoyment and those special quilts that receive limited use because we want to preserve them. We will cover the many critical environmental factors that cause damage—such as light, temperature, humidity, dust and dirt, and insects—and how to control these conditions in the home and provide proper care, storage and display techniques. The standards we strive for in museums are not feasible in the home, but we can take simple preventive measures in order to provide the best conditions possible to ensure longlasting enjoyment. This talk will introduce guidelines for understanding the balance between use and preservation with a checklist for the care of quilts in the home, and discuss resources available for care and preservation concerns. As that old adage says, taking care of problems before harm occurs saves our quilts, and these textiles can live on to tell their stories for many generations to come.
No class scheduled in August.
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Upcoming LNCQ Events
August 4, 2014: Susan Torntori - Care of Aging Textiles - NO CLASS
October 6, 2014: Juliet Madsen - From QOV Recipient to Quilter
October 7, 2014: Juliet Madsen - Creative Quilt Embellishment
December 1, 2014: TBA
What's happening in our community
- July 4-Aug 31: Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters-Small Works and Fabric Treasures at the Bas Bleu Theater Works must be less than 20 inches wide and must be for sale. More details at r-m-c-q.org. For questions, Contact Gwen at 970-218-1767 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- July 11 – Aug 30: Call for entry for “New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts” at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. Guest Juror: Carol Shinn. $1,000 Grand Prize Award, $2,000 in additional cash awards. Application at www.fcgov.com/galleries
- August 1-5: Larimer County Fair & Rodeo. http://www.larimercountyfair.org/lcfr_home.html Entry forms will be posted soon for people interested in entering quilts.
- August 15-17: Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival The Ranch at Loveland- http://www.rockymountainquiltfestival.com
- Sept. 26-27: Quilt-A-Fair Boulder County Fairgrounds-Longmont. Friday & Sat. 9am – 5pm. $5 Admission http://0383ee6.netsolhost.com/wordpress1/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/QAF-2014-flyer.pdf
- Nov 17 – 21: Wanted: Quilters who would like to participate in making a 'patriotic' quilt that will be sold during “Veterans Speak”, a two week salute to veterans. If you would like to participate or might know someone who could help, contact Michele at email@example.com. Handweavers Guild of Boulder will celebrate its 50th anniversary soon. There will be several events, including a juried show in Boulder in December. All past and current HBG members are invited to enter. Information and entry form is at http://www.handweaversofboulderentry.org. Applications are online and easy to use. Questions-Contact Judith Trager at firstname.lastname@example.org or Louise Bradley, 720 562 8194 or email@example.com.
- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum The museum was recently listed in the top 10 quilt destinations by USA Today. Visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/10greatplaces/2014/04/10/quilt-museum-fiber-arts-textile/7545963/ for the article. Since its right in our backyards, check it out sometime. Exhibits change every 3 months so go often!
- Now through July 29: “Quilting: Past, Present, and Future by the Front Range Contemporary Quilters” The exhibit features eight historic quilts from the RMQM collection and the new, contemporary quilts they inspired. There is more of a relationship between old and new than you might think!
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