Quilt documentation comes to Arthurdale
Save the story of your family quilts or other ones that you cherish. The WV Quilt Documentation Project is recording the history of quilts made in—or currently residing in—West Virginia.
A documentation day is being held at the Arthurdale Inn (now WV Caring offices) on July 14 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass. Appointments are required and can be made by contacting Kathy Opel via email (Kopel@yahoo.com) or by calling 304 329 1287. During the free event, trained volunteers will examine and photograph quilts plus collect details of the quilt and its maker. Even if the maker is unknown, quilts still have many stories to tell!
Quilt information and photos will be stored both in the archives of the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston and on the national online data based, QuiltIndex.org . Personal information about quilt owners is kept confidential.
For more details, visit the Documentation Page on the WV Quilters, Inc. website at wvquilters.org.