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by Ann Wasserman



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Quilt Repair Topics

• Questions about Your Quilt
I am always available for short questions via email. You will need to send me a set of photos of the quilt along with your question. For a fuller assessment and/or instructions, you can choose either Quilt Triage or Quilt Repair. 

• Quilt Triage
An assessment of age, condition, repair options, care options, etc. You will need to send me a set of photos of the quilt prior to our session. Fee: $75. Register at my Square shop.
(Photo insructions: A few photos of your quilt - one of the entire quilt, or as full as you can, front and back, and a few details of the damage. I prefer larger rather than smaller photos. If you need to send them in more than one email, that is fine.)
(Note: This is not an appraisal and will not include a value estimation. For that you need to locate a certified appraiser, and I can give you some leads on that.)

• Quilt Restoration/Conservation
The quilt repair process begins with you emailing me some information:
       • A few photos of your quilt: one of the entire quilt, or as full as you can, front and back, and a few detail photos of the damage. I prefer larger rather than smaller photos. If you need to send them in more than one email, that is fine.
       • The approximate size of your quilt.
       • As many answers as possible to the questions in the "Deciding How to Treat Your Quilt" section of my Quilt Repair page about how you value the quilt and your plans for future use.
With this information, I can give you my opinion and a rough estimate via e-mail, but I can give a firm estimate only when I see the quilt "in person".

I currently have a waiting list. At this point, I can't really give you a time estimate, I suspect it will be at least *11* months. But we can certainly discuss your quilt now via email, and I will put you on my list if you decide to proceed. I have recently started working with an assistant, and you will be able to choose to have her do the work somewhat earlier and at a slightly lower cost under my guidance. When your turn comes, I'll ask you to send the quilt, along with the return shipping fee. We can then discuss the estimate and answer any questions you may have. If you decide not to go ahead with the repair, I'll send the quilt right back.

Quilt Washing
If you are considering washing your quilt before getting it repaired, I recommend following at least these basics for safest results. Full, detailed instructions can be found in my book.
• Determine if the fabrics and batting are strong enough and able to withstand wet washing. Don't wash wool or silk.
• Handwash in the bathtub. Do not dry clean.
• Use a mild soap without whiteners, softeners, or perfumes. Orvus is often recommended by conservators. Do not use Woolite.
• If you have already used a perfumed soap, please use your time on the wait list to let the quilt air out well before sending to me.
• Rinse at least 6 times. Then, spin in the washer (don’t agitate!) to squeeze out excess water.
• Lay flat to air dry on a plastic drop cloth. Flip regularly. Use a fan in the room to circulate the air.

For Art Quilt Commissions
       As each commissioned quilt is unique, the design decisions will be based on our conversations covering dimensions, style, color, personal symbols, etc. I will work up a sketch and/or fabric mock-up as needed. Cost is figured on the basis of complexity of design and size.

For Lectures and Workshops
• I offer an in-depth workshop on quilt repair philosophy and techniques - "Preserving Our Quilt Legacy".
• Click here for lists of lecture and workshop titles. Please email me for more complete information on scheduling and fees.

       


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