I mentioned yesterday that my family from Texas had brought along a little treasure for me. A 9+ foot treasure!
It’s part of an old quilting frame that belonged to my Great Grandmother. My aunt has been keeping the two remaining boards.
My Great Grandmother was a quilter as is my Aunt. When she found out that I had started quilting, she thought I might like to have a part of the quilting history in my family. This board is 138 years old!
I don’t know what the heck I will do with it, but I truly cherish it.
There are holes at each end where the boards were tied so they could be lifted to the ceiling when not in use. On the other side are tons of nail holes and even some nails still in the board. I can’t figure out if maybe they nailed the batting to keep it taut?
Here’s a shot of what it would have looked with all four boards.
Any ideas on what to do with it?
Also, my scrappy Mod Circles quilt is in the weekly quilting contest over at QuiltingGallery.com. I’d love your vote, if you’d be so inclined! It’s about the 15th or 16th one down.