Kathleen Dennis, Diane Gurzick, Jeanette Cooper, Jan Caloia, Marianne Raffin show off the dolls and clothing items they restored thanks to a grant from Stoney Creek Questser. Not pictured: Annie Williams, Project Chair

Stoney Creek Questers Restore Meadow Brook Dolls

Stoney Creek Questers #203 of Rochester was recently awarded its 5th Preservation & Restoration Grant at the Questers International Convention. This $1,000 grant, along with $565 raised from the Chapter, will pay for the repair and restoration of twelve historic dolls in the collection of Meadow Brook Hall. Chapter members have also volunteered 250 hours to reorganize the doll clothing and accessories and will input each item in the Hall’s central collections database. Over the last ten years, Stoney Creek Questers has received International Questers Grants for projects at Meadow Brook Hall to repair a shattered terra cotta vase, restore three paintings, repair two floor lamps, and to purchase archival boxes for the Costume Collection and also the Linen Collection. These 20 ladies have really made a difference at the Hall.
There are five Questers chapters in the Rochester area. If you would like to know more about Questers and the work they do, please contact Sharon Harris, Area Coordinator, at 248-941-0385.

Annie Williams, the project chair, leads discussion about conserving 12 antique dolls in The Hall’s collection.
Questers #203 volunteered 250 hours to conserve and organize Meadow Brook’s doll collection from the nursery and Knole Cottage.

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