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Old 04-06-2020, 05:56 AM
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I found this lovely lightweight quilt in a bin. I think it belonged to my mother, but she was not a quilter. It might date back to my grandmother or, more likely, great grandmother. It is in good condition. The quilting is all hand done, and I am guessing the fabrics date from 1910-1930s?


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Old 04-06-2020, 06:06 AM
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It is definitely 100% cotton fabric. Love the colors and the tiny stitches. The colors remind me of the baby quilt my great-grandmother made for me as an infant. (Truman was president).
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:30 AM
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I know nothing about quilting but that is just beautiful....
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Old 04-06-2020, 06:52 AM
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So pretty!

It's hard to tell about the date.

I have a quilt made by a relative (lived 1871-1949). The quilt was made as a wedding present in 1945. The pieces of the quilt were sewn together on a sewing machine.

I also have another quilt made by a different relative. This relative embroidered on the quilt the date it was finished (1966) and her age at the time she finished the quilt (age 66.)
I forgot to mention that this quilt was handsewn.
So it's really hard to tell. Even now, quilts can be either hand sewn or sewn on a machine.

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Old 04-06-2020, 07:58 AM
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That is a beautiful quilt! I have lots of quilts from my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother. I would say that your date estimate is probably pretty accurate. What about looking up the name of the quilt pattern and seeing when it was popular? I don't think I've seen that pattern before.


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Old 04-06-2020, 08:23 AM
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The pattern is Grandmotherís Fan. First published in 1897. Popular in the 1930s.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:51 AM
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Mystery solved-that's wonderful! It might be a wise and nice thing for you to include all you know about the quilt, the pattern, time period, and something about the person who made it... all on a piece of paper attached to the quilt.
That would be so very interesting and helpful for future generations to come in your family!
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:59 AM
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Lovely! A true treasure.
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:02 PM
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My grandmother was a fabulous quilter and the women in her small Manitoba rural area held quilting bees. Flour sacks during the depression were often printed with tiny floral patters and the sacks could then be washed to get rid of the mill name and sewn into clothing or quilts.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:03 PM
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Your quilt is beautiful You are lucky to have this heirloom.


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