I have this vintage top laying around that I finally repaired (didn't want to obviously since it has been in the house for 10 months and only took 20 minutes to repair!). It belongs to my Brother-in-law, made by his grandmother.
He asked me if I would do the repairs and if I would consider quilting it. I told him no on the quilting. It is yellowed from age and the smoking there, but the fabric is old. It is all hand-pieced and he wants me to put it on my frame. I think if it gets quilted, it should be handquilted, but I wouldn't do it myself.
BTW, I love how the fabric from back then is so tightly woven!
Beautiful quilt and fabric. I told them I would put it on a guest bed as a topper only or fold it up and put it in one of the curio cabinets.