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Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

2002

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Care Of Quilts-Storage And Display , Shirley Niemeyer, Patricia Cox Crews Jun 2002

Care Of Quilts-Storage And Display , Shirley Niemeyer, Patricia Cox Crews

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

Antique textiles, including quilts, are very fragile. Excessive handling and washing can hasten deterioration. Light quickly fades colors and weakens natural fibers. Careful control of handling, storage, and display conditions can prolong the life of quilts.


Discovering Memory And Meaning In Quilts, Carolyn K. Ducey, Patricia Cox Crews Jun 2002

Discovering Memory And Meaning In Quilts, Carolyn K. Ducey, Patricia Cox Crews

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

After an extensive search Ardis and Robert James, quilt collectors from Chappaqua, New York, chose the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) as the home for their collection of almost a thousand quilts. They also supported the formation of the International Quilt Study Center (IQSC) in 1997 for the interdisciplinary study of quiltmaking traditions through the collection, conservation and exhibition of quilts and related materials. Carolyn Ducey and Patricia Crews, the Center’s curator and director, respectively, write about some of the work they do.


Care Of Quilts-Cleaning , Shirley Niemeyer, Patricia Cox Crews Jun 2002

Care Of Quilts-Cleaning , Shirley Niemeyer, Patricia Cox Crews

Faculty Publications - Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

Quilts need special care in cleaning, but even professionals don't always agree on the best methods for cleaning quilts or even whether it should be done. No two quilts are alike. Methods suited for cleaning one quilt may not be best for another. The fiber content, dyes, and construction make each one unique. Sometimes it may be advisable to clean a quilt. Usually it is best to leave it as is.

Deciding whether to clean a quilt involves careful thought. What is the fiber content? How is the quilt constructed? Can it withstand movement or agitation? Will the colors ...