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I came accross a quilt today.

Old 03-02-2011, 01:29 PM
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A friend of mine showed me a quilt that was done by his grandmother who passed recently. He called the pattern Chicken in a basket? I've never heard of that. It is all done by hand. So on the back she sewed these words: "Pieced in 1930 Quilted in 1987" So would the quilt be dated for 1930 or 1987? He was asking me and I said "I'm not sure but I bet my quilting friends will know!" So what do you all say, please? :oops: :-)
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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Ithink its perfect theway she put it. It would be all the fabric from before the 30s, I tend to think 1930.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:31 PM
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I would use just that "pieced in 1930; quilted in 1987". Definitely would be authentic and real as to the time frame in which it was created and completed.
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:36 PM
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When I completed my mother's "Grandma's Flower Garden" quilt, I put a label on the back that reads: "Made by Mary Johnson, circa 1955 to 1980, quilted by Jonatha, 1990". I call it her "generation-spanner".
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:41 PM
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someone once told me its the last stitch that counts...but I feel goes from first to last-- no one does it in a day except Eleanor Burns!!
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