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Thread: 2 Antique Quilts That are now Mine!!!

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    Senior Member Brazen's Avatar
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! I went up to my father's house for Thanksgiving this year, and my grandparents live with him. I always take my kids (of course hehehe) so we get a lot of 4-generational family time together. Well 3 weeks ago the house they've been having built all year is DONE, and they moved in! So we were getting the grand tour of everything, and in my grandparent's closet, I saw two quilts up on the highest shelf. LOL!

    I got them down and in a nutshell, I came home with TWO antique quilts made by my Great Grandmother in the 1920's!!!!! :shock: :mrgreen:

    I wish the quilts were labeled, but they're not. All I know is sometime in the 1920's. My Grandma was born in 1922 and her mother made them out of her baby/toddler clothes.

    A Dresden Plate
    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...esdenPlate.jpg[/IMG]

    And a Sunbonnet Sue!!
    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...nbonnetSue.jpg[/IMG]

    Both are hand quilted and beautiful!

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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    WOW.. what treasures you now have .... make a label of some sort so the stroy never gets forgotten. Imagine generations from now your family still having them!

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    Fabulous!

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    Senior Member mrsj82's Avatar
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    THOSE ARE AWESOME!!! What a score! My grandfather on my father's side made quilts and my mom has them at her house. I will be inheriting them after everyone else has passed so I can appreciate what youv'e got!

    Definitely label them! Put the information ont hem that you just gave us so that what little you know abut them doesn't get lost.

    What a score!!!

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    What a treasure... You should put her name and at least a date as close as your mother can tells you, even the state she lived in when they were made... Put your name as the owner too.


    Lucky You! The quilting is great too.

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    What a treasure. Those are the best.

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    Super Member Evelynquilts's Avatar
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    What Treasures...:)

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    Cool!! That's special to know who made them!

    I have three--what are you going to do with yours? I haven't figured that out yet. :shock:

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    OH you lucky girl! Those are fabulous! And I imagine they have some stories to tell..if only they could!

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    What great heirlooms!

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