I have inherited a collection of quilts that were in my mother’s family. I love to look at the different patterns and color combinations. Recently, my mother let me take an old red and brown quilt home with me that was in one of her old cupboards. Mother was tempted to throw it away since it was in bad condition. I took it to a quilt lady who is restoring it for me. Mother says that her great aunt made it some time in the 1880’s or 1890’s. The fabric probably came from clothing that was worn at the time. The pattern is known as Grandmother’s Flower Garden. The quilt lady is using reproduction fabrics to applique over the damaged areas. There were bits of old letters attached to the back of each quilt piece. She has saved these so that we can hopefully discover more of our family history through piecing letters together. I will be very excited to get it and add it to my collection and display it in my home.