The Delaware Quilt Documentation Project holds a Quilt Harvest Day at the Blue Ball Barn, located in Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington.
This project records the rich tradition of quilt making in the state of Delaware and preserves its legacy for following generations. If you own a quilt that was made before 1950, bring it to this informative documentation process. Each quilt is photographed, its physical characteristics are recorded, and the historical information about the quilt maker and the quilt is gathered.
After the whole documentation process has been completed, all the Delaware-made quilts? data are compiled and analyzed. A book featuring the most representative and historically important quilts will be created.
Admission to the session is free as is the documentation of your Delaware-made quilt. Walk-ins are welcome, but an appointment is recommended to guarantee that a particular quilt is included in the documentation process. A donation is requested for the documentation of quilts without a Delaware provenance.
The Delaware Quilt Documentation Project is a collaborative effort between the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs and the University of Delaware. The project is supported by grants from the Delaware Humanities Forum and the National Quilting Association, as well as individual contributions. For more information, please visit the Delaware Quilt Documentation Project website.