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Thread: My Aunt's Attic

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    Member armywife's Avatar
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    While cleaning I found two old quilts my gg-grandma made in the 1940s. The first quilt is a bit stained and the 2nd one is in need of repair.
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    What a great find!!! Both lovely, the first is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
    So happy for you!! :D

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    Wow! What treasures to have!! Just think someone put these heirloom quilts in an attic where no one was able to see the magnificent workmanship. The colors are still vibrant.

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    That's nice. You probably can get the stains out.

    If you can't repair the 2nd one, can it be cut down and framed like a piece of art? It's lovely quilt and it would be a shame to not show it off.

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    aren't they adorable! Hope you can clean them up & use them.

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    Wow!!!!!

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    What a great find. Treasure them always!

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    Oooo what wonderful treasures that you have found :D:D:D

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    Wow, that is awesome, glad you found them, what a cool treasure!

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    wow -wish I could explore an attic!

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    :mrgreen: Lucky You :mrgreen:

    Good luck on repairing the second one , it will be worth the effort

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    beautiful!

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    Wow those are beautiful. I wondered how far back some patterns went. Thanks for showing us.

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    What wonderful treasures you found!!! Take the time to repair the 2nd one..you won't be sorry later. They are lovely quilts.

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    Wow, what a wonderful treasure. I'm glad you rescued it before something happened to them.

    They're beautiful treasures.

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    Wow!
    They are beautiful. :P

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    Stunning!! This is like finding a lost treasure. :)

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    What an amazing find. I know you'll treasure them always.

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    Treasures, so beautiful!

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    Very cool!

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    Treasures. Lucky you.

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    It's only a guess of when she made them. Country folks just didn't date quilts or at least my country folks didn't. She died in 1949 and she was ill several years prior. My aunt left home in 1941, so the quilt could have been made in the 20s or early 30s.

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    they are just wonderful. Imagine if they could tell stories!

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    Great find!

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    what a find!

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