Match your antique fabric by selecting a suspected time period and comparing colors and prints.

Eileen Jahnke Trestain was raised in a small town outside Grand Rapids, Michigan.

There are many books out with beautiful color prints of quilts from various eras but until now we couldn't examine an extensive collection of fabrics.

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She is also planning to bring antique quilts to display in her appraisal space.

Are you a fabric collector, quilt collector, appraiser, or antiques collector who needs to know specifics about fabrics or quilts? It will help you identify, date, and recognize antique fabrics and their uses in quilts and clothing.

Eileen Trestain, Certified Quilt Appraiser, will offer quilt appriasals at the Quilt Show on Saturday.

For a written insurance appraisal, the cost is $40. Appointments will be taken on Saturday at the Quilt Show.

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Simply match antique fabrics by selecting a time period and comparing colors and prints.

Read More Textile appraisers and collectors of fabrics, quilts, and antiques can use this book to recognize, identify, and date vintage American fabrics as used in quilts and clothing.

This is unfortunate as the author obviously has a great deal of knowledge in that arena.

So, don't imagine that this book is going to give you information about typical weaves & fibres of the era, to facilitate identification of unknowns because it doesn't & that obviously wasn't its purpose.

We've needed something like this for a long time - it will be especially helpful to those people who buy or sell old fabrics but who don't have years of experience to guide them on dating.