A trunk show of Karen's quilts and stories of her travels through the quilting world.
Karen loves all types of quilting and flips back and forth between traditional and contemporary works.
Leigh at Heart Cottage Quilts has done a fantastic article about reproduction quilts.
This should be required reading for anyone interested in antique and vintage quilts and She does a great job describing the hallmarks of import quilts and has an extensive picture gallery of many of the most common quilts that are appearing at on-line auctions.
As there is a charge to document each item the owner may decide how many she/he wants to have recorded.
The charge, averaging .00/item, covers the costs of the documentation.
My passion for the mission of the AAQ comes from an understanding that objects, like the one in my humble collection, have an undisputed inherent value.
A reproduction quilt will never have the antique value of a “real” hand-made American quilt. If you are looking to buy a quilt for vintage or antique value pass on reproductions.Karen will share the history of miniature/small quilts, hints in making them and a trunk show of antique/vintage/contemporary quilts owned by Karen.A workshop to make a "Wee Quilt Sampler" is also available.Documentation Days may be scheduled in any community in Oregon.They should be organized by a team of local volunteers with an interest in quilts and recording their histories.Alliance for American Quilts, has penned a how-to project and a call for the importance of labeling quilts (and artworks of all kinds) for the sake of staking a spot in handmade history and taking pride and authorship in your craft.