|Are you a quilter? Do you know someone who has a quilt with an Alberta connection? Perhaps you have one of your grandmother's that is special to you.|
If so, come to the Didsbury Museum on Saturday, March 24th between 1 and 4 pm and chat with the folks from the Alberta Quilt Discovery Project. While not an actual Documentation Event, they'll want to know if your quilt might fit in for an official documentation in Didsbury sometime in the future. Come with your questions!
Should the time come, documentation of a quilt includes:
* A detailed examination
* An estimate of its age
* A personal history of the quiltmaker
The Alberta Quilt Study Society aims to promote an understanding, appreciation and knowledge of quilt making and its heritage in Alberta and beyond.
When quilts are documented, the information collected is shared with the Royal Alberta Museum and the Quilt Index, an international database of both historic and contemporary quilts. The next Documentation takes place at the Bearspaw Community One Room Schoolhouse Complex in Calgary.
Come to the Didsbury Museum to see how you, and your quilt, might be able to participate.
The society brings together textile and quilt scholars, academics and anyone with an interest in both the history and recent developments of quilting.
The Didsbury Museum is located at 2110 - 21 Ave.