Fall Rummage at church. And boy howdy, am I glad
to be done with that! As I was struggling to get out of
the closet, I found some blankets that for lack of a
better place to keep them, were thrown on the floor.
As I was going through them I found Geary's Grandma's
quilt (shame on us) in the pile too. Grandma Adams was
never able to finish it, so Geary's sister put a backing on
it and tied it with pieces of yarn. I know this has to be
at least 55 years old and could be even older. It has the
most beautiful fabrics and it is hand sewn.
I'm going to gather as much of the history of the
quilt as I can. So I can date it. My intentions
are to have it quilted the right way if possible, but
I think it needs to be cleaned. There are some
stains and small openings where the threads
have come undone. I took the yarn ties out, but it
left gaping holes where the yarn spread the threads.
My question to any of the quilters out there is this...
Should I just leave it as it is and not remove the back?
Is it hard to find a professional to consult with...there's
a quilting show in Kalamazoo next weekend.
How should I store it? Can anyone help me? It's so
beautiful and I could kick myself for not taking better
care of it sooner. But what do I know about quilting,
I'm a beader!!!