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Thread: From Louisiana and have questions

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    Hi, I'm a grandmother of 8 from southwest louisiana. I have a 1904 quilt made by my great-great grandmother and I have never seen another or heard of one like it. It's made from the bark of a Palmetto tree. Each section is hand stitched together and embroidered. The fibers from the bark are still intact. It was supposed to have been displayed in the 1904 world's fair in Missouri. My great-great grandmother has a card stitched to the quilt with all of the information requarding this quilt. I would love to hear from anyone who has ever seen or has someting like this.

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Board Gammy!
    That is an amazing quilt ~ I've never seen anything like it either. :D

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    Hi & welcome from Central Louisiana! :D
    The quilt is beautiful.

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    That sure makes a spectacular wall hanging.

    What does it feel like?

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    I remember reading about different worlds fairs and the unique quilts. You may do some research on this one and find when and where it was displayed. It is indeed a treasure and beautiful. I would worry about it being harmed by being exposed to humidity and such.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!

    What a treasure. I have never seen anything like that before!!!

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    welcome from New York, maybe a quilt historian could help, that is unusual, and probably worth alt of money. Maybe it shouldn't be under strong lights. but hey i don't know

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    Hi There, The lights over the quilt are low light bulbs and we rarely have them on.

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    The quilt was hanging on a wall in an old warehouse. It had been there for years without any air/heat. I was hoping to keep it a few more years by having in our home where we could enjoy it. I keep it out of reach of little ones. lol

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    Where could I find a quilt historian? I'm not sure where to begin. I have tried online to find info on quilts like mine and have had no luck. Any help would be appreciated!

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