Friday, September 24, 2010

Antique Quilt Offered on eBay for $5,000

This quilt was made by Melissa Gardner in 1881. We know this because she embroidered a label on the back of the quilt. The opening bid is $4,995. This looks like a museum quality quilt: classic color combination, fabrics still nice and bright, extensive quilting, expert workmanship. Wow!

Wouldn't Melissa be astonished to see her quilt selling for this price!

4 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Indeed she surely would! That is a wonderful quilt. Such workmanship!

Kreatives Chaos made by Andrea said...

wow... what a beautiful work... and it gives me goosebumps to know it is from 1881...

what happened already between 1881 till today...

Best regards from Germany

Andrea

Jackie said...

Astonished indeed! I hope it sells for more! It is absolutely exquisite!

Katy said...

Wow indeed! Look at all those tiny little triangles. It must have taken her forever.