There was something in the air this past month that blew a handful of oversized jobs our way. We love the challenge of customizing a beautiful display that offers archival protection and is structurally sound.
We were ecstatic to have members of Howe Memorial United Methodist Church bring us this 7′ handmade quilt all the way from Crescent City.
The Quilt will be pulled over a wooden frame and pinned into acid free foam.
Wooden strainer bars are custom cut and lined with foam using acid resistant sealing tape.
A cotton batting is stretched over the canvas first to serve as cushion for the quilt. It is covered with Tyvek, a a synthetic paper used as a sealant.
The Quilt is gently stretched snug over the new backing and adjusted to accommodate unique stitching patterns and holes.
The decorative frames are chopped, glued, and joined coming out of the workshop ready for assembly with foam spacers giving space between the quilt package and acrylic glazing. Acrylic is recommended for heavy pieces and public places.
A wooden z-bar is crafted and attached to the backing of the framing package which is ready to hang.
Thank you to the Howe Methodist Church for bringing us this long lost treasure!