Have you ever heard of Questers?
Questers is a national non-profit group
that is "dedicated to the study, conservation
and preservation of historical objects
for the benefit of today and tomorrow.
Members seek to identify
preservation and restoration
of existing landmarks as well to
educate through the research and
study of antiques."
Questers is an antique club I belong to in our town.
If you love antiques and learning more about them,
you may want to search out a
local chapter of Questers in your area.
There are chapters in 43 states
and 2 Canadian provinces.
(Our town is very small and there are 2 chapters here!)
I have learned so much
about many collectible items.
We meet nine months a year,
in members homes and we typically
have a program speaker who comes
and makes a presentation on
a specific subject matter.
|My grandfather's bronzed baby shoes in copper.. :)|
Through the years we have had
so many wonderful programs
and some of my favorite topics have been
quilt patterns of the underground railroad,
silver patterns and marks, free appraisal day,
mourning jewelry, antique books, netsuke,
and art/painting restoration -- to name a few.
The appraisal day is such a favorite among members
that the club now hosts this once a year.
Today was our annual appraisal day
and I hosted the ladies here.
They brought so many great items,
and if I had thought about it earlier
I would have photographed these items.
So much fun to see what
treasures people have, isn't it?
There are SO many beautiful things out there
that we can collect. I enjoy learning about
these "old things. If you enjoy this kind of thing,
you may want to find a Questers group to join.
Unsure as to how to find one?
You can visit their website at
to see where their chapters
are located by state.
Are you by chance a Quester?
Tell me about it!