Protecting quilts at exhibits in public places

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on 31 Mar 2010 3:33 PM

Can anyone recommend a method of preventing people from handling quilts when they quilts are hung unsupervised in a place such as a public library?

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Pokey wrote
on 31 Mar 2010 5:45 PM


Quilts by nature are something that people want to touch, so without round-the-clock supervision in a public place, I recommend:

-A large (8" x 10") sign that is easily legible that says, "Please keep hands off the quilt. Thank you."

- The quilt roped of with waist-high poles and rope. That usually sends the message!

Good luck...

Pokey Bolton

Founder of Quilting Arts Magazine

TV Host, Quilting Arts on PBS

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