Hi there! My name is Kelly. I'm a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 13 now! I've lived all over the country and even in Hawaii. Right now, I'm currently in Southeast Missouri. Throughout my adult life, I've wanted to find a forum of some sort that encourages other Christian women. I've found wonderful craft blogs, weight loss sites, motherhood sites, book clubs, etc. So I am going to try my hand at a blog that contains a little bit of everything. Grab a cup of coffee and let's chat!!

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Quilters Question?

Before getting to the actual question, I have to share a story my grandmother told me.  She told me that "Mammy", my great-grandmother, loved to quilt with scraps and old fabrics from shirts, curtains, sheets and pillow cases.  (1920's and throughout the Great Depression).  Just before she passed away  she gave her daughter (my grandma) her remaining quilt tops, 19 of them.  When all was said and done and my aunts and my dad stopped having children, there ended up being 19 grandchildren.  I just thought that was a neat family story and I wanted to share.

 Here are a couple of pics of the quilt that I was given.  I've used it on my bed for several years now under my bedspread and above the flat sheet.  It's still in fabulous shape. When my grandmother put the back and the binding on, she did it by hand, as well as the quilting part of it.  There is no batting. 
I wanted to know if there was any way that it could be preserved so that it doesn't fall apart in the future. I love using it and was wondering if there is any preventative measures I should take...other than putting it in a box somewhere until the moths find it.  Thanks for any advice!

1 comment:

Joyce said...

My husbands grandmom made us a quilt as a wedding present. Such a treasured keepsake!