Textile Conservation, Restoration & Innovative Creation with Meta Van Nostran
The Price is Right! with the “I Have A Quilt” ladies, Dee Dadik & Molly Butler
Interactive Presentations and a box lunch
Dee Dadik and Molly Butler have over 4 decades of quilting and appraisal experience to help you enhance the enjoyment of your quilts, know their value, and take care of them.
They have taken classes in dating, construction, appraising, legal issues, ethics, care, preservation, social history, textile history and regional differences. They participate in continuing education including updating classes with the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP), independent study and numerous activities that keep them aware of current market conditions. These experiences plus an extensive library of references help them to appraise your quilts and give you a much greater appreciation and understanding of what you own.
Meta Van Nostran has had a career of teaching, exhibiting, and speaking as a home economics teacher, curriculum supervisor and assistant professor at Ohio University. She has competed, winning awards in The Ohio State Fair, NQA, Bob Evans Quilt Show, and several local NQA judged quilt shows. In retirement, she is presently owner of the Wool & Quilting Experience, offering trunk shows to small groups, quilt conservation and restoration, quilting and spinning instruction, and recently self-published two books recording quilts and stories from Athens area quilters while providing the history of a time period as learned through quilts. She is also currently involved in two research projects, Redwork and Changes in the Lives of Women, and, the Impact of the Fine Arts on Quilt Designs of the early 20th century.
Start your day at 9am with a coffee & tea mixer
Morning interactive presentation: Textile Conservation, Restoration & Innovative Creation with Meta Van Nostran
When a much loved textile is properly taken care of, it can last for generations. But, if it is totally worn out, or no longer useful, or too delicate to use, a creative imagination can still make something beautiful. Learn how to store and care for textile projects, make decisions for care and repair of antique items, and ways to modernize old loved family or antique shop heirlooms. If you have an item you do not know what to do to make it useful, bring it to class for an analysis and a brainstorming of ideas.
At 9:30, bring in your vintage collectibles and Meta will guide you on repair, care and smart ways to present your collection. Participants will acquire techniques for storage and use of heirloom textile items. Hands on restoration of their personal item will acquire ideas and techniques to help preserve their item for many more useful years.
Participants can bring in textiles for restoration ideas. Participants of the lecture/demonstration will acquire techniques for storage and use of heirloom textile items and should be able to make a judgement as to wet cleaning, therefore understanding the success of wet cleaning from safest to most harsh. Participants of the hands on restoration of their personal item will acquire ideas and techniques to help preserve their item for many more useful years.
All supplies provided: examples of storage and fabrics for conservation, wet cleaning supplies and examples of reconstruction/reproduction are supplied by instructor.Threads, and needles for restoration and tools for individual work are supplied by the Dairy Barn.
You may pick a vegetarian or non-vegetarian box lunch when you register.* (Form below)
Then after our box lunch, get ready for our…Afternoon Presentation: The Price is Right! with the “I Have A Quilt” ladies, Dee Dadik & Molly Butler
What is your Quilt worth? This is a fun, interactive audience participation lecture which gives those attending a look at the comparative values of quilts from antique to newly constructed.
– We discuss the reasons for, the types of, and the component parts of an appraisal.
– We bring quilts from many time periods (1830’s to present) to illustrate above.
– Attendees record their values for each of our quilts before we give the correct dollar value. The attendee who has the closest total to our total value of the collection will receive a certificate for a free appraisal.
– Care and use information sheets are given to each attendee.
After the presentation, you can schedule an appraisal with Dee & Molly. They charge $50 per written appraisal and $30 for a verbal consultation.
July 29 Recap:
9:00 Coffee & Tea Mixer in the AEP room
9:30 to 11:30 Restoration presentation will take place in the Fiber Studio
11:30 to 12:30 Box Lunch provided at the Barn
1:00 The Price is Right will take place in the AEP Wing
2:30 Appraisals will be in the AEP Wing
Cost: $50 ($45 members) includes: 2 interactive presentations and a box lunch
To register for this workshop day and appraisals:
Fill out the online registration form (scroll down),
We will confirm your registration via email.