Quilt Restoration and Repair
Definitions and Philosophy
Repair and Restoration
Sewing techniques applied to worn or damaged fabrics on the quilt in order to return the quilt to its previous condition. Fabrics used to repair worn areas can be period appropriate or modern reproductions. Discussion with the quilt owner determines the history and use of the quilt to determine the appropriate treatment.
After Restoration using period fabrics
Conservation stabilizes the quilt in its current condition and retains all original materials to prolong preservation. Conservation is used for quilts with a strong historical significance.
Donna applies a conservation mindset when working with quilts by respecting the work style of the original quilt maker. Each quilt is examined and treatment determined through consultation with the quilt owner(s).