After my MIL passed away my BIL cleaned out her place. He bundled up the things she wanted each of us to have and then started sending photos of things and asking who would like it. One day The Husband and I were out when a text arrived with a photo of a quilt. I said I’d like that if no one else wants it. Mostly things had been claimed by whoever had given them originally. The Husband texted back our interest if no one else wanted it. Last weekend my BIL texted to say he’d be by to drop a few things off. I was so surprised to see the quilt among the items. I thought for sure someone would claim it.
I am no quilt expert but I know there are a few out there. The quilt appears to be machine sewed but hand quilted.
It has a tag with the name of the quilter, the year and where it was made here in Massachusetts. Does anyone know what the design is called? Currently I’ve got it folded at the foot of our bed. I want to use it and enjoy it but I want to care for it correctly. I will confess that it was dusty and likely had cat hair on it so I put it through the delicate cycle in the washing machine and dried it on low. It survived just fine and so did I. Is there anything special I should do with it? How do I keep it from fading? Our room has east, south and west windows.