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Thread: My Antique Quilt

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    Senior Member pheasantduster's Avatar
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    This quilt was found in the attic of my husband's family farm house when we had to clear everything out in order to sell the property. (His uncle died and mother in a nursing home.) In 1996 the Framingham, MA Historical Society sponsored a quilt documentation day conducted by the Massachusetts Documentation Project (a subsidiary of the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA). I submitted the quilt for this event. They determined the quilt was made in the last quarter of the 19th century!, composed of silk, velvet and silk ribbons in the crazy quilt pattern made within blocks. Of course, all made by hand. It does have the initials SAB. My husband had never seen the quilt growing up therefore we have no idea of its original owner. We had two ladies help go through items in order to sell on consignment but when they found this quilt they insisted that I keep it. I am thankful that they were so honest and caring. I take it out periodically to refold. It is so beautiful and I am awed by the handwork and details.
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    such a treasure! Beautiful quilt.

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    Amazing!

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    It is beautiful! So much hard work, I bet you are so happy that you kept it!

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    That is one beautiful quilt.

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    Beautiful treasure! :thumbup:

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    If only these antique crazy quilts could talk... Just imagine the stories that would unfold. They are sew, sew beautiful and anyone that has one is blessed with keeping it's untold history alive. Thanks for sharing.

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    What an incredible find.

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    just an idea....maybe you want to roll it with 100% cotton muslin instead of folding it.

    The quilt is beautiful! I am collecting the books that the Quilt Documentation produced from almost all of the states.

    I hope to produce a crazy quilt. Have been collecting fabrics from thrift stores, etc.
    Thank you for showing this quilt.

    Quilter68 who is now 69

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    What a beautiful quilt! A true treasure...glad you have rescued it and given it a good home.

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