A notice from Mobile Museum of Art reads as follows:
There is no value in storing works of art in a museum that cannot be viewed by the public. That’s why Mobile Museum of Art made a concerted effort to find the funds to have the crazy quilts currently on view in ALL AMERICAN from the Collection lovingly conserved and restored.
MMofA is currently reaching out to the arts community for help in restoring a commemorative quilt with ribbons, embroidery and images, which all relate to Mobile and its civic and public organizations and cultural history.
The fundraising goal for this quilt is $15,000 to complete a full-year restoration by a professional textile conservator. MMoA's asking for help to offset these restoration costs.
Please consider making a donation for the restoration of this Mobile treasure. Once its material and integrity are restored, it will take its rightful place as one of the most beautiful and expertly crafted works of art produced in our city.
Photo from Mobile Museum of Art shows detail of a Commemorative Ribbon Memory Quilt, 1897, a gift from the Mobile Historic Preservation Society