Richmond’s 200th Anniversary Quilt Documentation Project
Oh, The Tales They Can Tell…. Stories of Richmond quilts and of those who made them!
submitted by Alison Tranter
AAs part of Richmond’s 200th year celebrations residents who own quilts made before 1990 are invited to bring them on Friday April 20th 2018 or Saturday April 21st to St Andrews Church Hall, 3529 McBean St, Richmond to have the quilt stories documented. The objective is to record some of the history of early residents and their families. The project is sponsored by Richmond200, the Ladies at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Goulbourn Historical Society.
Using a series of questions, the owner will be asked to tell the “story” of their quilt, as much as they know of the person who made it, why and when it was made, the family history of the quilt maker, etc. If you have photos relating to the quilt and maker, they would be a great addition to the story so be sure to bring a copy! These stories can trace the history of the community and provide fascinating glimpses into the past. Documenting and keeping them within the community is important
The project is interested in all quilts, no matter how worn and loved, but especially those that may have been made in, or brought to, Richmond in the early days of settlement.
Quilts made by community/church groups for special events or gifts are also of interest.
If you have a quilt, or several, in your cupboard, attic or barn, please contact Alison Trantor at 613- 838-5347 with your email address and she will send a form to complete and bring with your quilt on April 20th or 21st. The form will be mailed if you do not have email or can be completed when the quilt is brought in.
All the information collected will be registered with the Eastern Ontario Quilt Documentation Project, shared with Richmond Area Quilters Guild and the Goulbourn Historical Society.
You will be given a time to come St. Andrew’s Hall with your quilt (process will take about 20-30 mins).
A volunteer will go over the form with you to add any other information. A photograph will be taken of the quilt and a label will be sewn to the back to register it as part of the Eastern Ontario Documentation Project.
There is a fee of $5 per quilt or $15 for 4 quilts from same family, payable on the 20th /21st April.
Please keep a copy of your form for your records and you are welcome to take your own photos of the quilt.
Remember, to register your quilt(s) with this project please email or phone for the documentation forms, I am looking forward to seeing your quilts!
If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me.
Tel:613 838 5347 or email: [email protected]