I am not a quilter, but my mom was. She passed away in August, and I have been going through her things to decide what to do with them. During the 80's and early 90's mom quilted daily. She did all of her work by hand, she thought machine stitching was a sacrilege. Currently I have found 6 full size quilts and one wall hanging. They are all in need of cleaning. Should I dry clean these items, or is washing the appropriate thing to do?
If anyone is interested, I have posted some pics or her work on my website, http://www.genealogy.jowestcorp.com . The first two pictures are from the Jasper County Fair in Texas from 1991 I think. Mom took home every ribbon in the quilting department, including the "Viewer's Choice" , the first picture. The third picture is a wallhanging that mom did after my dad passed away. Mom took all of dad's neckties and kindof freelanced the design.
Thank you for any help on the cleaning question.