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Thread: 1950's quilts

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    A friend has about 15 quilts that his mother made in the 1950's in Texas. He wants to show them to me and perhaps I might be able to tell him if they have any history value. I told him I would love to see his mother's quilts but in the meantime, I would share his story and maybe there will be someone who can direct him in the right direction. This is not my level of expertise and any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. Lan

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    They have a history value if not for anyone else they do for me! (look at my screen name)

    If they will let you take all of the photos of them that you can and post them I would love to see them and possibly recreate a few of them for me. After all everything I own is from 1951 it seems LOL!!

    Billy

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    I know there are quilt appraisers available. If nothing else, your friend could contact the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, NE, for help to find someone. (the IQSC has a web site, also - www.quiltstudy.org)

    I'm with Lostn51 - post pics if you can. I would also love to see the quilts.

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    I am sooo happy to hear from someone. Yes, I will go with camera in hand to take pictures to share. This will be a treat for me too. Again, thank you for responding. lan

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    Thank you, Quilt Mom, for responding. Your web-sites will be a good start for us. Yes, I will be sure to share pictures when I meet with my friend again. It won't be right away, but I won't forget you and Lostn51. I'm just so delighted that I had two responses! lan

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    Welcome Lan to the board, I also would love to see any pic's you can take of these it would be so nice to see them..

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    Thank you, Pickles. This is my first attempt to do a message and I look forward to catching on, on how to do this properly. I will be sure to share pictures of my friends quilts. His mother has passed on and has had these quilts for a few years now and doesn't know much about them. So I told him to hang on until we can get him the information for him. You are my third response and I'm so delighted! Whoo-hoo. Yes, I will post pictures as soon as we meet again. Thank you again. lan

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    I bet they are beautiful. If you can, take some pics for us.

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    Ian, most of the board will be waiting to see these pictures!!!
    Thank you for agreeing to share them with us 8) 8) 8)

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    I too would be so grateful if you would post the pictures. Seems we all absolutely love looking at quilts of every kind possible. I am sure everyone will enjoy identifying the patterns and fabrics...there are many people here who will also be able to advise on caring for and displaying them. I never leave this site without learning something new and useful.

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    Welcome to the board Ian. I would love to see the quilts. I don't know much about the craft in 1950s. But the suggestion for the quilt study group in Lincoln is what I would of suggested. There may also be an organization in Texas that keeps quilt history for the state.

    Look forward to seeing the pictures.

    Lisa

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    What an awesome treasure for your friend. I too would love to see pictures. Does he intend to keep all of these quilts?

    Do you quilt Lan.
    Welcome to the board!! :D :D :D

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    Hi and welcome. Love to see the quilts.

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    PLEEEEEESE post pictures :lol: :lol:

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    Since I last replied, I checked the IQSC site. There is a link to a national appraiser group - though I know it does not list everyone, because there is someone in our area that is not included. But it is a place to start. You might also check with museums in your area for any information they could share.

    I am so glad you agreed to post pictures :D I will be looking forward to seeing them.


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    Good Morning Quilt Mom. Thank you for your support. I have let my friend know that he now has a support group of women he can share his quilt stories. I do have a correction in my information. These quilts belonged to his grandmother and I believe one or two from his great-grandmother. He will be taking pictures of his quilts after the Thanksgiving Holiday as he will be out of town. He can't believe that someone would like to see them! It's so nice to hear from you. lan

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    lan, please include me in with those who would like to see pictures of your friend's quilts!
    Phyllis in Mo

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    Phyllis, you bet! He had no idea how many quilters would love to see the quilts. I think we opened a new door for him. He will never be the same! lan

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