This quilt is one from my Mom's side of the family. Her Mom used to keep it on the bed in the back room when my Mom was at college. When my Mom got married she asked for that quilt - and that was her gift.
I don't remember seeing it in our house growing up, but it must have been there! Somewhere!
When Wrangler Man and I finished building the house we live in now - my Mom brought the quilt to us. They built a hanging rack and it is in one of our rooms.
These are some close ups of the blocks.
E V is my great grandmother's initials.
Just so you know - that 97.... it's 1897....
I think we decided these were silks ( above)
There is a lot of ribbons sewn into the quilt.
We do know that our relatives were quite political.
My Mom also found a photo album that seems to be related to this quilt.
A lot of the initials match the names in the album.
Anyone "Remember the Maine" ?
That was a great history lesson for my boys.
There is also a ribbon along the side from the Continental Congress
I believe my Grandmother was a Page.
I love having this piece of history and the photo album.
There are times I wish there was a journal to go with it - a back story of this quilt.
My Mom and I did take it to an appraiser at one time ( maybe 16 years ago?)
It was fun to listen to the things she knew about the quilt.
Neither of us were anything close to a quilter then. We just thought it was pretty!!