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Thread: My Antique Quilts

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    Senior Member jodimae's Avatar
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    Thought I would share a few pics of some old quilts that belonged to my husbands grandmother and my grandmother. The best I can figure out, the first two were made around 1910-1915. The other two around the 1930's. They were made with flour sacks, and on one of them you can partially read the company name, logo,Louisville Ky., and part of a recipe. They are in bad shape so they don't get handled much. They all look like scrappy's to me except the one with what looks like a friendship star variation.

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    Scrappy-----1930's
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    1930's Friendship Star
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    WOW!!! What great heirlooms!!! You are so lucky to have these :D:D:D

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    Great quilts. How lucky you know their history.

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    Amazing. Thanks for sharing

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    BEAUTIFUL!!! I bet you cherish them, what a treasure!

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    OMG - that is wonderful. My grandmothers both quilted too - I remember the big quilt frame and the stories of quilting bees - unfortunately I lost both grandmas years ago - I have a few quilts but those were in their later years when the hands and eyes weren't so good - but I treasure them just the same.

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    What a wonderful treasure to have in the family!

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    Thank you so much for sharing. Louisville KY is where my brother lived.

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    WOW!!!

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    I live right outside Louisville, KY and was trying to read the back of the quilt that says Louisville-does it list a company name? How neat!

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    WOW!!

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    What treasures you have!!! Those beauties were used and loved and worn out!! I love them!!! Lucky you.

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    Those are beautiful! What a wonderful treasure you have there.

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    What a treasure :-P

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    How great to have them!!!

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    Wonderful heirlooms! I have a few of my grandmother's quilts but wish I at least had photos of the hundreds of others she made. No clue where they are, who has them, or if they still exist. But I do remember that she had a closet stacked from floor to ceiling with them and had several on each bed and some in a trunk. She gave many to her children and grandchildren. Located only a handful ):

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    How beautiful. What a piece of your past.

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    Wow, how lucky are you? I love all of them! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    So cool!

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    It says "Ballard & Ballard Co."
    Quote Originally Posted by crawford1219
    I live right outside Louisville, KY and was trying to read the back of the quilt that says Louisville-does it list a company name? How neat!

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    Fantastic Heirloom quilts! How lucky you are to have these fabulous quilts to treasure & love!!! The workmanship, piecing & quilting is awesome!!!

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    Your quilts are very pretty, your lucky to have them. I love old quilts.

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