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Thread: 1860's Quilt Made Out Of Confederate Money

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    I thought that this was an interesting and unique quilt, and that you may enjoy reading a little of the history behind it too. It proves that quilters have/will use anything to make a quilt :D

    It amazing that it has survived this long, not to mention how well it has been preserved. I wish that they would exhibit it locally one more time before it is sent to GA.

    http://www.chronline.com/news/articl...tml?mode=image

    I also found the quilt mentioned in a rock and mineral forum, where one of the family members has posted private pictures of it, as well as a little more information.

    Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

    http://mcrocks.websitetoolbox.com/po...federate+quilt

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    That is amazing. I wonder if they ever used it. :?

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    That is really interesting.

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    Wow! That is too cool!!!

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    That is amazing!!

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    Wow!! So amazing that it has survived in such wonderful condition.

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    That is really something to see!

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    That is so cool!

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    Thats really neat!

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    I am going to try and find out if they have ever used this :D:D:D AND to see if they are going to show it before it leaves to GA

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    What an amazing piece. It has certainly lasted well....wonder what the notes were actually made from...might have had a content of linen or cotton.

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    That is what I am thinking too, earthwalker...
    Oddly, there isn't much info available on this quilt, or atleast that I could find.

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    Wow!!!!

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    Amma, thank you so much for posting this info.
    My hubby being a CW collector will be amazed with these two articles.
    All I can say is WOW.
    Awesome, thanks again for posting.

    Blessings & happy sewing.
    Sandi

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    you know, I just found out in the past three weeks that money has fabric in it.
    I don't think I ever gave it any thought. No wonder it won't shred to bits in the wash.
    What an awesome quilt...and by now, lol..your thinking...did Mousie click on my posts or something? yuppers, I did.
    Was wondering how yer doin'? Keeping up with quilting news I see.
    Good thing to be doing. :XD:

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    WOW!!

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