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Newbury Historical Society to Host Quilt Talk

West Newbury — The Newbury Historical Society will host a quilt discussion and appraisals with Sandra Palmer, a certified appraiser with the American Quilt Society, later this month.

“What Our Grandmothers’ Quilts Tell Us,” a free discussion on Sept. 27, will cover topics such as determining age through fabrics and patterns, and cleaning and storing quilts. Participants may bring a quilt for the talk, set for 7-8 p.m. at West Newbury Hall.

Individual appraisals will be available on Sept. 28. from 9 am to 5 p.m. at the West Newbury Schoolhouse. The half hour one-on-one sessions include a full appraisal and documentation. The fee is $40 per quilt, with a discount for 5 or more pieces. Call for an appointment.

Both sites are on Tyler Farm Road in West Newbury.

For more information, or to schedule an appraisal, call 802-866-9123 or email newburyhistorical@gmail.com. — Staff report