On a recent trip that a couple of my quilting friends and I took, we stopped by the Middletown Historical Society in Addison, New York to see a small display of antique quilts. I found this quilt to be quite striking because of the modern-looking design layout. Even the colors were brighter than I would have expected for a quilt made in 1868. Sorry for the lousy photo, but the two white labels describing the quilt made for awful contrast.
You can see the lovely crocheted-lace edging in this closeup.
I certainly hope that the family that owns this treasure keeps it and that it doesn't wind up in a thrift store someday...
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