my Victorian quilt

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  1. Poisonivy

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    thought i would show the Victorian patchwork quilt i bought recently,in 1890 it won first place in a horticultural show and the prize certificate is still with it,one of the pics shows a piece of an envelope the maker used as a template (nothing was wasted in those days)IMG_0601.jpgIMG_0603.jpgIMG_0604.jpgIMG_0605.jpgIMG_0607.jpg
     
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    IMG_0610.JPGIMG_0611.JPGpics of the template,dated April 20th,1880.
     
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    Very nice quilt collection you have there, Ivy!! :)

    Skimonkey ~~ sent from my iPad using iPF
     
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    That quilt with the piece of the envelope is a family heirloom in my opinion :)
     
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    That is a wonderful find Ivy. You have a real piece of history. I quilt,, but with a sewing machine. The woman who made yours probably sat and sewed by hand after the children were in bed. I think the pattern is called grandmothers flower garden.

    Bobbi
     
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    Very lovely Ivy.....I love looking at old pieces like these and you've certainly found a nice one here!
     
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    thanks everyone,i just love antique textiles.
     
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    thanks Bobbi,how wonderful to know what the pattern is called,i did wonder....and yes it's completely hand stitched,must have taken months.
     
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    IMG_0612.jpghere is the prize certificate.
     
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    I thing it's wonderful that the documentation stayed with the quilt for 123 years. It's rare for that to happen.
    If you're up for a bit of detective work, you may want to see how much of the history of the quilt you can trace. If the Norton Horticultural Society which issued the prize certificate had records that still exist, that would be a good place to start.
     
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