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Old 03-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #6
cheley
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Originally Posted by zkimom View Post
Wise Ones,

My mom has Parkinson's Disease which has severely limited her ability to do the crafts she loved so much. She used to knit, crochet and quilt but the disease and the medication she's on has taken that from her. The last time I visited we went through her closet and I took home some unfinished quilt tops and pieces so I could work on finishing what she started.

While we were sorting through her things, we found a bag of quilt squares that she says are from the 1920s or possibly 30s. They are very simple applique squares: calico butterflies on muslin. My first reaction was to sew them together and make a quilt. Then I wondered if they are worth anything and if so, are they worth more if I don't sew them together and just leave them as is.

Anyone have any idea? Quiltlady?

Thanks in advance!

I'll try and get some pictures up sometime tomorrow.
My first thought when I read this topic is "Feed Sack Fabric" (BTW I paid a couple of bucks for some on Ebay) if that's what you have, you might want to pick up a copy Fon's and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine..occasionally "dealers" advertise looking for "vintage" squares/fabric
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