Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Saturday 4th May 2013 – Jennifer Palmer – Talk and Workshop on Documenting and Researching your Quilts and other Treasures


Jennifer Palmer will talk to us about how to document and research our precious textiles. These could be quilts you have made that you want preserved for future generations or those made by other people that you have collected. There will be some old quilts and coverlets brought along by Annette Gero and other quilt collectors that Jennifer will use as examples. She will also touch on quilt valuations and how to store and care for your quilts.

The sample document and guidelines Jennifer has prepared can also be used to document any other objects you own.

Since 1997 Jennifer has worked as a Collection Manager with a diverse range of objects in the collections of the National Trust of Australia (NSW), the Art Gallery of NSW, The Powerhouse Museum, the Mitchell Library, the Queensland Museum and museums in the UK. Most recently Jennifer provided guidance to the QSG of NSW on the replica Frederica Josephson coverlet project that is now held in the National Trust's collection at their Observatory Hill location.

Bring along a tape measure and your own new and old quilt treasures (especially those with interesting quilt labels) and start to document them in the workshop at the end of the talk. If you have any new quilts you have finished and want to show us, please bring them along too for show and tell.

This event will be held at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Time: 2pm – 4.30pm. Admission fees  are: Guild members $5, non-Guild members $10. There is free entry to the Powerhouse Museum if you are coming to the talk and afternoon tea is provided.

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