About Heirloom Industry

Donna Langford is the Heirloom Industry quilter specializing in quilt repair.  She has been quilting for over 25 years and enjoys helping others preserve their family memories. Professionally trained as a museum curator, she holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology from Northern Illinois University and a Masters of Arts in Textile History / Quilt Studies from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

During the week, Donna is a practicing museum professional as the Manager of Operations for the DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association.

Heirloom Industry was born from an interest in textile and quilt history, quilt restoration and pattern design. 

Experience and Training In Quilt Restoration

Museum Curator since 1997 - Specializing in Collections Management and 19th century furnishings and textiles.

Masters of Arts degree - 2013 - University of Nebraska, Lincoln - History of Textiles with Quilt Studies emphasis.

Workshops and Training

2012 - Dating Textiles Workshop, Terry Clothier Thompson, Lawrence, KS

2011 - "Saving Our Treasures: Restoration, Repair and Conservation" Workshop, Mary Kerr, Paducah, KY

2011 - Quilt restoration techniques workshop, Sandy Schweitzer, Paducah, KY

2011 - Quilt Restoration Workshop, Nancy Kirk, Omaha, NE