My DH & I visit Bennington, VT at least 3 times a year. Love that part on New England. When the Bennington Museum presented the DJ quilt for public viewing this was another trip worth taking. I was speachless just looking at it. The work was superior. Just knowing how old this quilt is was mindboggling. SewNo you were commenting about the age spots on the DJ quilt. Think if you or we were that age we would also have age spots. I'm looking at my hands now, oh my gosh I have age spots!! As for cleaning this irreplaceable quilt, I'm sure that the Museum had competent restorers go over this quilt with a fine tooth comb and their conclusion was to leave it alone. Does any blog member know if restorers use Oxy Clean on antique quilts? My interest has been peeked--what would they use?