You may not realize this, but I have a little business doing speaking engagements about quilt history to guilds and organizations. I always take January to March off because of weather challenges. Today I'm kicking off a new season and speaking at Drexel University.
Backstitch Quilt Repair returned my crazy quilt on Friday after doing major conservation work on this quilt for me. I love the embroidery on this piece but really REALLY wanted the Civil War commemorative ribbons preserved.
Beth's work is exceptional; I actually have to feel the quilt to find all the places that she stabilized the piece. She uses a barely visible fabric and her stitches are hard to even find! Thank you Beth!
Today I am presenting my "Quilts and History: Why You Should Care" program. I'm excited I'll be able to include this piece. I've been doing this lecture for many years after a museum asked me to write a talk on quilt history for an audience of non-quilting men. It should be a lot of fun at the University plus I'm going to be seeing my my son and his girlfriend for dinner as well!
Tomorrow I will post a photo of another finish that I completed last night. Ya'all have a great day!