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Thread: 1842 quilt

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    This was given to me by my mother...she said it was from 1842.
    Has small stain...where can I get values on quilts in case I would sell this one?
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    WOW is that beautiful

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    Gorgeous !

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    OH, dont sell it. You may NEVER have the chance again to own such a beautiful quilt. Do you know if it was handed down through your family? That would make it even more precious. It is absolutly gorgeous, and looks to be in excellent condtion. The colors are still vibrant and the border looks wonderful. I dont think a small stain will devalue it at all. I hope you decide to keep it and display it....it is just wondeful!

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    How beautiful! If you keep it you might make a label for the back with any history you find including how & when it was given to you.

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    Oh that is beautiful.

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    I would do a web search. Also you might contact or look up the University of Nebraska to find more information. I think they have a large collection and this might be a great resource. You could google quilt museums and see if one is in your area.
    I am not sure selling would be my choice.

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    oh wow wow wow...i could never sell it. but you prob should get it appraised for insurance purposes

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    Oh my that is truly a wonderful quilt. I would give my eye teeth to own one of those. Lucky you.

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    I have an antique crazy quilt and in 1966 there was a Massachusetts Documentation Project and this group advises on history and make-up of quilts. The quilt was documented by this group and through this site I was told that this Documentation Project was conducted all over the United States. You may try to google and see what information you get. Beautiful Quilt a treasure.
    Quote Originally Posted by kclose
    This was given to me by my mother...she said it was from 1842.
    Has small stain...where can I get values on quilts in case I would sell this one?

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    Wow! Amazing shape for it's age! I wouldn't worry about a little stain

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    That is a beautiful piece!! What a treasure.

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    Wow, that's a beauty! If it's not called Carolina Lily, it sure reminds me of it! Love that design & have the pattern in my stash!
    Maureen

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    It's beautiful ! I could never sell it, but do have it appraised.

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    It's beautiful ! I could never sell it, but do have it appraised.

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    Beautiful heirloom! Keep it safe and enjoy it. Many quilt shows have a valuation service for a small fee. You should insure it.

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    contact your local quilt guild they might know of an appraiser in your area.

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    There are appraisers. Ask you quilt shop or local group. Reedsburg Wisconsin has an appraiser at their local show and the big show in Madison Wisconsin also has one. So check when you see a quilt show advertised. They do appointments. It looks in great shape.

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    I would have it appraised also...it's gorgeous...maybe not to sell right away though.........enjoy the journey

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    Stunning quilt :D:D:D

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    look for a quilt museum near you. or try quilt stores and see if they know of someone who can evaluate quilts.

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    Very Beautiful

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    Go here for AQS certified quilt appraisers near you.

    http://www.americanquilter.com/about...ate=&offset=50

    Jan in VA

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    What an amazing treasure ... hope you keep it.

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    You are so lucky to own that beauty.

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