Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I took my orphan quilts to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, and had them appraised for age and condition. No surprise that the condition for both was 'poor', but the age surprised me. The Dresden Plate pattern (which, they tell me, is actually a sunflower pattern, as the petals of each flower are points) is dated in the 1930-1935 era, as I had expected. But the crazy quilt is said to be from the 1880-1890 era.