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    I think I would learn to hand quilt, how hard can it be? Such a wonderful find.

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    What a lovely find. Lucky you!

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    Beautiful! Hope to see them when they r done!!

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    These Awesomw quilts definitely deserve to be handquilted! Please take your time and try to locate someone. I'd love to see updated pics when you get them done.

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    Gorgeous quilt and it looks to be in fantastic condition, too!

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    I live in Ky and I hand quilt if you are interested. my email is [email protected]

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    def your lucky day....

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    LOve old quilts. So cozy.

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    What a wonderful find!

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    What a lucky day for you. I don't know the name of the block, but it is gorgeous and beautifully hand sewn. If you belong to a guild, take the quilts and ask their opinion. A LAQ might be able to tell you if she thinks they can be machine quilted and/or she might also be able to tell you if she knows someone who would hand quilt them, especially that gorgeous red & white quilt. When I lived in NH and belonged to a local quilt guild there, one of the women there actually sent her quilts to the Amish, who hand quilted her quilts for a reasonable fee. It might be worth checking it out.

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    How Lucky. They are Beautiful.

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    Wow! Neat finds!

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    Wow!!!!! They're beautiful, so glad that they have found a good home. If you can afford to find someone to hand quilt them, then that's what I would do. On the other hand, maybe you could learn to hand quilt and do them yourself.

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    Oh how beautiful. Your LAQ will give you specifics on how to prepare them for quiolting but I don't see that there should be a problem with getting them done!! Lucky you!!!!

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    Wow!!! What a treasure find!!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    ohhhh what a great find so pretty.

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    Speaking of age -there is a study going on where there are people who can look at those quilts and give you an approximate age. It also assigns a number to them and the documentation is compiled in Michigan I believe to chronicle the history of quilt making in America. The site to view quilts is Quiltindex.org. They may have someone in your area who is doing this. I took a crazy quilt that I got at a flea market and they were able to tell me that it was made in the early 1900s

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    As a hand quilter, I would say quilt tops that old are just begging to be hand quilted. Currently I'm custom quilting one for a lady that pieced a sampler quilt with 1930s reproduction fabric and very traditional blocks. I can't imagine doing anything but hand quilting it. It just goes with the time period. (Pictures will be posted when it's done. It's an amazing quilt!)

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    I would handquilt the pink one - even simple quilting would make it look so pretty. See if you can find someone to quilt it for you - maybe from a local quilt guild or church.

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    I repeat all the WOWs.

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    nice tops, lucky you Barb

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    Beautiful

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    That block appears to be a variation of the feathered star.

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    Awesome.

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    A friend of mine had a quilt top hand quilted by an Amish family. It was beautiful work.

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