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QUILT CONSERVATION

 

Losses in the quilts below were stabilized with a sheer polyester overlay.

The matching colored fabrics were cut with a hot-knife following traced patterns and applied to the areas of loss with small running stitches.

The slideshows below outline the steps used to conserve quilts.

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Quilt with Masonic Symbols, ca. 1863
Louisiana or Mississippi
Cotton
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Lexington, MA
85.99

 

 

 

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Quilt with Masonic Symbols, ca. 1860
USA
Cotton
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Lexington, MA
95.043.11

 

Wet Cleaning

 

 

 

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Before and After Wet Cleaning 
Cohasset Historical Society

 

 

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Wedding Gown Before and After Wet Cleaning
Private Client

 

 

Stabilization

 

 

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Neckline and armscye loss due to perspiration has been stabilized to prevent further loss.
Hanover Historical Society, Hanover, MA
1995.258

 

Exhibition

 

 

 

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Highlights from the Dressing for Downton Exhibit at the Cohasset Historical Society January 2015
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