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Thread: My great grandmothers quilt

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    AbbyQuilts's Avatar
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    I finally got my hands on it!!!!!!! my mother gave it to me now instead of being passed on to me when she passes away.

    I dont have pictures yet but I will (my camera is funny takes a disk have to fill up the whole disk)

    The quilt was made from 1936-1946 by my great grandmother.
    It was made from Domino sugar bags( I remember seeing the blue domino print when I was little its gone now)
    Feed sacks and my grandmother elementary school dresses


    My problem ,my mother has not taken that great of care of it
    She used it as any other quilt (including washing and drying) up until a few years ago

    The back fabric is rotting and one of the fabrics on the patches is rotting (only one print)
    But the patches are applique so that shouldn't be to hard to redo

    I am just wondering should I try and fix it or should I just put it up and save it as it is for future generations
    This quilt is really special to me and I would love to return it to its original splendor but I dont want to take away from what it is.

    So what do you think
    Would you try and restore it or conserve it?

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    Maybe we'll wait for pictures before trying to give any advice?

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    Can hardly wait to see your pictures!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    okay okay I will go and take a bunch of pictures to fill up some of the disk

    one question should I post the pics in here or post them in the pictures section and link it to here thanks

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    I posted the pictures in the picture forum thanks all
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/24397.page[url]

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    I would suggest just applique-ing new patches over the old patches. Don't try to remove them.

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    Before making a decision, do you have a local museum you could consult with? There is a big difference between repair and conservation, and the museum should be able to advise you, or point you in the right direction for advice.

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    I can't wait to see the pics.

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