We had a special guest at Ucross Quilt Retreat this year, who came with the most amazing quilts to share. She had purchased several from a museum back east that were now a part of her collection. Some went back to Civil War days.
Some of the quilts had won ribbons years ago, which were still attached, since they had been in a museum all these years.
The best part was that she invited us to come touch the quilts and feel the softness of the old fabrics, since you could never do this at a museum. It was unbelievable! You can’t imagine how different these fabrics felt from what we are accustomed to.
She also brought some of her own quilts, most of which are mini quilts. We couldn’t even imagine how she could stitch some of the tiny pieces.
What a wonderful treat for this lady to have shared her treasures with us!