February 10, 2020
On February 8th 8 people joined Sweetwater County Historical Museum Curator Amanda Benson when she conducted a seminar on quilt care and preservation, the first in a new series of seminars planned by the museum: Preserving Our Precious Possessions. Benson spent under an hour discussing major threats to quilts and other textiles, and used examples to showcase the best ways to store items. A powerpoint served to show images of topics including common pests, like silverfish and deermice, and examples of light fading. Participants asked many questions from topics like how many quilts could be laid on a bed safely and how to roll quilts.