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 8 during the New Deal Festival–this FREE event does not require a New Deal Festival pass. 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!
It will be in the original Arthurdale Inn (now West Virginia Caring offices) from 10 to 3. Make an appointment with Vicky Graham by calling 304 329-2626 or emailing email@example.com.
Information collected about the quilts will be added to the archives at the WV Division of Culture and History in Charleston. Photographs and some information will be uploaded to a national online database—The Quilt Index—that is used by scholars and educators. Personal information about quilt owners is kept confidential.
For more details, visit the Documentation Page on the WV Quilters, Inc. website at wvquilters.org.