October 14, 2008

Quilt museum curator to discuss caring for quilts

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Not every family quilt will end up in a climate-controlled museum, but those destined to become or remain family heirlooms may require some special care.

Judy Schwender, curator of collections at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Ky., comes to University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to discuss “Caring for your quilts.” Her museum talk is from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.

Schwender’s visit coincides with the last days of “The Quilts of Bessie Lutes” exhibit.

Admission to the museum and to Schwender’s quilt talk is free, though donations are welcome. The University Museum is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, closed on Monday and on University holidays. Visit www.museum.siu.edu to find out what else is on exhibit at the museum.