Hi there. My church has an antique quilt, made in 1887 - 1888 made by a member or members. It was sold in a raffle to raise money for a new church building.
We are wanting to display it, so the congregation can enjoy it.
It is in very good condition...though the material has brown stains throughout. There are no worn places. There is beautiful embroidery in each block of the quilt. And in the spaces in between the embroidery are the names (embroidered in red) of the members of the church at that time.
We need to know how to clean up the quilt and then display it in an encased frame that can be hung on the wall.
It is the size of a lap quilt, though more square in shape.
If there are any experts, or if you know of any experts, we would love to hear from you. We are very aware that there are proper ways to handle this quilt. Thank you for any help. Susan Deer