My mother's cousin has blessed me with my first family quilt with a known history! I have a few other quilts that belonged to my grandmothers, but I don't know where they came from; I don't think any of them were made by family members.
This wonderful quilt was a wedding gift to my great-aunt and great-uncle who married in May of 1933 in Lovington, New Mexico. It was made by my great-uncle Marvin's mother for his marriage to my grandmother's sister, my Auntie Margaret.
It's entirely hand pieced and hand quilted.
Although it is in wonderful condition for its age (it's at least 77 years old), the fabric has worn quite thin and it is damaged in a few places. I want to make sure that it is well preserved, but I'd like to enjoy it too, so I'm not sure how to best display or store it. If anyone has experience with preserving, caring for, or displaying vintage quilts, I'd love some advice!
Thank you again, Ron! I promise to treasure this beautiful gift for a lifetime!