Earlier this year, my mom passed away, and today my sister and I went to help our dad clean out her clothes, etc. In looking through closets, we came across this DWR quilt. My great-grandmother (dad's grandma) made this for my parents when they got married, back in 1953.
One of my earliest memories is of laying on my parents' bed, looking at all the little squares on this quilt, marveling at the different fabrics. It is definitely worn, since my parents used it for YEARS, but in surprisingly good shape in spite of the wear. I thought they'd gotten rid of it, and was so pleased to find it.
One thing I did not know--or maybe just didn't remember--was the detail on the back. My great-grandma embroidered the back side of the quilt!
The embroidery is quite worn in the center part.
Now for a question. I would like to display this quilt, just because it's a part of my history and I have wonderful memories associated with it. Should I wash it, and if so how? I don't want it to fall apart any more than it is!
I am so excited to have this!!