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Thread: Heirloom quilt

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    Heirloom quilt

    This unfinished twin size quilt was recently found in my husband's grandmother's trunk. It is not known if his grandmother made it or if it was made by his great-grandmother. Either way it is at least 100 years old. Various fabrics were used--silk-satin-cottons. This has all been hand stitched onto feed sacks. I was going to display it on a quilt rack as is. Does anyone else have any other ideas? Would it be better to have my husband make a glass/wood shadow box to display it ?
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    What a treasure! You might call the curator of a quilt museum for advice..there's Latimer Quilt Museum in Tillamook,Or.

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    WOW - amazing! Such a treasure for you and the family. Not sure how to display it.
    Linda

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    What a wonderful quilt!!

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    What a wonderful family heirloom to have. I agree with francie, I think I would call an expert and check with them.
    Heather

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    wonderful quilt... no suggestions
    Nancy in western NY

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    The owner of Grandma's Attic in Dallas, Oregon is a quilt historian. She may have some ideas for you, also. It's a lovely heirloom.
    Deanne Ellen

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    What a truly beautiful quilt. It'll be lovely if you can find a way to display it. Sorry, I have no ideas.

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    There is a quilt museum in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. Don't know if they have contacts for a quilt historian, but it might be worth a call.

    Lovely quilt. It seems to have been very well preserved. The fabrics look like new! Enjoy it!
    Sue

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    What a beautiful heirloom quilt! Years ago, before I started quilting I did counted cross stitch. I brought to a framing place to have my picture framed under glass. They advised against it saying that fiber needs to breathe. It made sense to me and so I have never put my quilts in tubs or plastic bags. I do refold them often and keep them out of the sunlight the best I can.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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