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Thread: Need advice on antique quilt tops.

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    skacian's Avatar
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    I have two quilt tops that were hand-pieced by my great-grandmother. I would guess these were made in the 1800's. Does anyone have a connection with knowledge of old quilts?

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    What did you want to know? Can you post pictures?

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    I don't, but I'm sure someone here does. I just wanted to say how lucky you are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    What did you want to know? Can you post pictures?
    Yes, I will get some photos....they are wrinkled from sitting in a garage for years, and I am afraid to press them. I'll do the best I can....appreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    I don't, but I'm sure someone here does. I just wanted to say how lucky you are!
    Thanks....I had previously received one, about 17 years ago, and I put a backing on it and hand quilted it. I don't want to do that with these, as the backing on the first one is modern, and these quilt tops are antique. I wonder if I should remove the backing from the first one :roll:

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    post pictures so we can see what you have and Im sure you will get lots of feedback.

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    Both of these quilts were made by my great-grandmother in the 1800's in Fayetteville, MO. Her quilts were made from scraps left from clothing she made for her children. One of them does not have any border. Is there someplace where I could get an appraisal of their worth?










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    This is the other one......
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    Shirley if anyone PMs you will you please let me know. I have a few tops that my great grandmother finished and do not know what to do with them either. You out there that know please help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Those are beautiful , my Favorite is the second one, so lovely

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