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Thread: 2 Antique Quilts That are now Mine!!!

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    Senior Member Brazen's Avatar
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    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! I went up to my father's house for Thanksgiving this year, and my grandparents live with him. I always take my kids (of course hehehe) so we get a lot of 4-generational family time together. Well 3 weeks ago the house they've been having built all year is DONE, and they moved in! So we were getting the grand tour of everything, and in my grandparent's closet, I saw two quilts up on the highest shelf. LOL!

    I got them down and in a nutshell, I came home with TWO antique quilts made by my Great Grandmother in the 1920's!!!!! :shock: :mrgreen:

    I wish the quilts were labeled, but they're not. All I know is sometime in the 1920's. My Grandma was born in 1922 and her mother made them out of her baby/toddler clothes.

    A Dresden Plate
    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...esdenPlate.jpg[/IMG]

    And a Sunbonnet Sue!!
    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...nbonnetSue.jpg[/IMG]

    Both are hand quilted and beautiful!

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    WOW.. what treasures you now have .... make a label of some sort so the stroy never gets forgotten. Imagine generations from now your family still having them!

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    Fabulous!

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    THOSE ARE AWESOME!!! What a score! My grandfather on my father's side made quilts and my mom has them at her house. I will be inheriting them after everyone else has passed so I can appreciate what youv'e got!

    Definitely label them! Put the information ont hem that you just gave us so that what little you know abut them doesn't get lost.

    What a score!!!

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    What a treasure... You should put her name and at least a date as close as your mother can tells you, even the state she lived in when they were made... Put your name as the owner too.


    Lucky You! The quilting is great too.

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    What a treasure. Those are the best.

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    What Treasures...:)

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    Cool!! That's special to know who made them!

    I have three--what are you going to do with yours? I haven't figured that out yet. :shock:

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    OH you lucky girl! Those are fabulous! And I imagine they have some stories to tell..if only they could!

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    What great heirlooms!

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    You lucky duck! They are awesome! Think of the work that went into those beauties. I think having them will inspire you even more.

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    Wow, what a find! They look like they're in mint condition!

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    How wonderful for you!! :)

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    Wow, they are so gorgeous, and in beautiful condition too!!! What a wonderful heritage :)

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    I'll bet you heard me all the way from Richmond Virginia. WOOOOOW!!! How beautiful. I know you look at them all the time. Wish someone in my family had made such beauties. I only have one that I picked up at an auction for $75. It's pink and cream with hand embroidered flowers. One of the blocks needs repair, but the rest of it is in mint condition.

    Linda

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    That's great, CONGRATS!

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    So cool! And they are in such great condition! Make those labels like the ladies suggested. You won't be sorry! Don't worry if they read like a book, at least people will know something about them.

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    OMG they are just adorable yes by all means put some kind of label on them

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    Linda, is THAT what I heard an hour or two ago??! hehehehe It was you? :D

    I am so fortunate to have such a crafty family. These two quilts ARE in fantastic condition. They've been kept safe and folded up. I honestly have no idea when the last time they actually were used on a bed was!

    I will make labels for these guys. I also have 3 quilts my grandma made that she never labeled. I'll label them all!! I emailed my dad to ask her questions like what her mother's full name was, what state she lived in when she made them, etc etc. I haven't heard back from him yet.

    How would you clean these quilts, if you wanted to? When you display them out in your house, like on a quilt rack, I'm sure they get dusty. Do you just shake them "clean" and call it good?

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    OOOH! Beautiful quilts and lucky girl!!

    Kyia

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    You need to make a label for when you "discovered them" and the relationship to your family....
    How precious....and how lucky you are.
    K

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    beautiful

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    Wow!!!!! THey are Beautiful.

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    WOW!! Lucky you!
    I had to think a min when you said your grandmother was born in 1922. My mom was born in 1925! WOW! Either you are young or I am old! lol

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    Lucky you :P

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