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Thread: Circa 1820 bridal quilt

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    A friend of mine inherited his aunt's estate and among the trove of antiques was this bridal quilt. It is done in original turkey red (sythetic dyes which faded to pink began in 1860) so this oil based red dye didn't fade. The applique trapunto was all hand done and we measured the stitches on the hand quilting which was 12 stitches to the inch! My question is does anyone know of any quilt collectors? He wants to sell it....I'd love it, but I could never afford it.
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    Absolutely gorgeous!! The only thing I could suggest is have it appraised and maybe a museum would be interested in it.

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    Gorgeous quilt!

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    What a beauty!

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    Timeless and beautiful. What a treasure.

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    Gorgeous! What a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Absolutely gorgeous!! The only thing I could suggest is have it appraised and maybe a museum would be interested in it.
    That is a great idea....I'll tell him.....thank you!

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    This quilt is gorgeous and appears to be in mint condition. I googled Quilt Collectors and there are quite a few sites you may want to check out--quilt appraisers etc.

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    If you want that quilt, then tell him... he might let you have it for a small price if you are lucky !!! Then again he might give it to you....

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    wow that is an heirloom quilt

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    Breath taking!Beautiful workmanship and in beautiful condition....WOW, what a treasure! :thumbup: :-D :thumbup:

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    This is exquisite work. Can imagine this might be 2 winters worth of work. The colors are still beautiful...after all these years. Do hope he can find a buyer who recognizes the true value and prices it fairly.

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    Wow so beautiful!

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    beautiful, have it appraised and contact a quilt museum

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    Quote Originally Posted by missionslady
    This quilt is gorgeous and appears to be in mint condition. I googled Quilt Collectors and there are quite a few sites you may want to check out--quilt appraisers etc.
    Thank you very much...I'll do that.

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    This looks like a museum piece. Breathtaking. Thank-you for letting us see this one.

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    I really love this quilt. What a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by julia58
    This looks like a museum piece. Breathtaking. Thank-you for letting us see this one.
    Yes it is absolutely beautiful.
    Man, what a treasure!!!!!!!

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    Gorgeous Quilt. What a treasure.

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    wow. ask some quilt museums or large quilt shops. they might know some collectors. beautiful quilt!

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    Stunning! And in amazing shape!

    There are very few of us who have family quilts nearly 200 years old. I am blessed to have given our family quilt to the Texile Museum of Colonial Williamsburg in 2002. On first receiving it they thought it probably dated to the 1780s or even earlier and were so excited to have a regionally made quilt with written provenance. It was way too fragile to keep 'at home' any longer. I hope to someday reproduce it, create a reproduction fabric line from it and write a book about it.

    How very fortunate he is to have this. :)

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    Incredible and beautiful.

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    very very lovely

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    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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    Wow, that is a beautiful quilt.

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