Conserving and Displaying Quilts
Instructor: Camille Myers Breeze
Early-Bird Registration Fee: $850
Regular Registration: $900
Lodging not included
Quilts are among the most popular textiles displayed in museums and craft exhibits. Contemporary quilters have played a major role in the renaissance of textile arts seen around the world. Quilt Preservation is a hands-on class aimed at quilters and museum personnel with sewing experience who want to learn basic skills for condition reporting, cleaning, stabilizing, and safely displaying both historic and contemporary quilts. Students can bring one quilt for consideration for treatment.
Held at Museum Textile Services in Andover, Massachusetts, participants will be close to the New England Quilt Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many historic sites.
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Camille Myers Breeze began her textile conservation career in 1989 at the Textile Conservation Workshop in South Salem, New York. After earning a BA in Art History from Oberlin College, she received an MA in Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles Conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent five years in the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City before moving to the Textile Conservation Center at the American Textile History Museum, in Lowell, Massachusetts. Camille founded Museum Textile Services in 1999 as a full-service textile conservation studio serving museums, historical societies, and private collectors. She is the author of numerous articles, a book on American tapestry conservation techniques, and has taught in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Peru. www.museumtextiles.com