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Replicating the First Oval Office- George Washington’s Tent

In Colonial Williamsburg, the  textile conservation lab is working on conserving George Washington’s field tent from the American Revolution (for real!!).  This tent will be on display at the Museum of the Revolution when it opens. Meanwhile–Colonial Williamburg’s crew is collaborating with the Museum of the American Revolution to reproduce this priceless artifact, right down […]

Know Your Appraiser

A Guest Post used by permission by Teddy Pruett. When you take a treasured antique quilt or a quilt you have recently completed to an appraiser,  you have the right to expect that appraiser to be ethical, fair, and knowledgeable.  The appraiser should have extensive knowledge of three hundred years of textile history, fabrics, dyes, […]

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