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Video Workshop: Dating Fabrics with Nancy Kirk

When we asked our newsletter subscribers what new videos, CDs and e-books they would like to see, the top of the list was Dating Fabrics.


You asked for it, and now you’ve got it.

This workshop was originally taped at the Beginning Quilt Restoration Workshop and is actually Disk 3 from that four-disk set. (if you already bought the Quilt Restoration DVD-set you already own this workshop — don’t buy it again.)

But there are many people who want to know how to date their quilts and fabrics they find on e-Bay, at auctions and estate sales. This video workshop with Nancy Kirk will help.

It covers the hundred years from the 1850’s through the 1950’s — the period of time represented by the majority of antique quilts on the market today.

While a 90-minute video cannot possibly cover the subject which could easily take several semesters in graduate school to cover in-depth, it will provide a useful overview for the serious quilt collector, amateur historian, someone beginning to study as a quilt appraiser and everyone who just plain loves fabrics. You’ll get to see fabrics and quilts Nancy collected during 15 years as one of the major antique fabrics dealers in the country.

You’ll learn about styles and colors that became popular at various points in time, how to recognize them, and which fabrics are completely useless in dating quilts.

This is a subject which has been studied seriously only for the past 25 years or so. We’re learning new things everyday. Nancy talks about which sources of information are useful and which need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Dating Fabrics Video Workshop on DVD, with FREE SHIPPING $34.95 

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