The ABQSS documents quilts, to help preserve the history of the quilts and their makers. You can read up on their website for more details.
So, first, I borrowed some quilts from my Grandma and Aunt.
The next quilt that I borrowed is this one.
Linda photoshopped the 16 signatures together. Belle Greenman is my great-grandmother, Lucille and Myrtle my Great-Aunts, and Fern my Grandmother.
Here's a photo of two of the volunteers examining the coverlet I had brought in, which was embroidered by my Grandmother, Helen Leroy Speer. We think this must have been when she was around 12-14 years old, based on what her sister remembers.
Below is an example of the labels the ABQSS gives you to put on your quilt, along with copies of all the recorded documentation, to keep with the quilt. The number on the label can be used to find the quilt on the web, once they are loaded. I haven't checked to see yet, if mine have been. In this way, the history of the quilt or coverlet can be found and passed down to future generations.
And I was going to document my Lugnuts Quilt, but it was still hanging on the wall at Chinook Fabrics, so I took in my Chopsticks instead.
It was a neat day, very interesting. I was volunteering, as well as bringing in my own quilts, so got to see a real variety of antique quilts (some in shreds, some in good condition) and new quilts. Large quilts and wall hangings. The ABQSS aren't too picky about what they'll document. I encourage you, if you're an Alberta quilter, or have a family heirloom, to have at least one quilt documented. I look forward to having the chance to volunteer with them again, on another Discovery Day.