Friday, March 28, 2014

Quilt Discovery Day In Kent

The Kent Historical Society will host quilt expert Sue Reich of Washington for an entire day of quilt evaluations Sunday, April 6 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall.

Quilt Discovery Day” will allow registrants an opportunity to find out how much a family heirloom quilt might be worth and what time period it dates back to.

The cost is $15 for each quilt evaluation. This will be a verbal assessment with a form in which the quilt owner can write down the information. Those interested in viewing can sit in the audience and watch the quilts reviewed for an all-day ticket of $5.  KHS members at the $100 Patron level and above may have one free evaluation and one free all-day guest pass.

A digital photograph of each appraised quilt will also be taken and provided to the owner.

During the lunch break, quilter Veralyn Davee of Kent will give a brief demonstration on quilt-making.

A special presentation at 1:30 p.m. will focus on Tips for Care and Use to learn about the preservation, storage, care and suggested ways to display or hang a quilt. Admission is included in the all-day ticket to the event.

Reich is an author and lecturer on quilt history and has been a quiltmaker since childhood. She lectures widely on many aspects of quilt history, and is a certified American Quilt Society quilt appraiser. She co-authored “Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut” and authored “Quilting News of Yesteryear: One Thousand Pieces and Counting,” as well as “Quilting News of Yesteryear: Crazy as a Bed-Quilt.”

Reservations and a deposit are required for quilt evaluations. Use our online form at to pay with PayPal or please send a check to payable to the Kent Historical Society at PO Box 651, Kent, CT 06757. 

For more info, email or call 860-927-4587. Register early as there may be a limit to the number of quilt appraisals that can be accommodated for each person.

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