The Vintage 9 Patch Quilt
This antique quilt I bought at our school auction. ( You can read about the 2015 NBWMS benefit auction here.)
I do not know the history of this quilt, only that came from the estate of Lloyd Dibbs. Mr. Dibbs was born, lived and died in the old homestead that this quilt came from.
He never married and lived alone in the old farm house, till he died at the age of 96 last winter.
It would be interesting to know who made it. I like to think that Mr. Dibb’s mother made it many years ago.
It is hand pieced and hand quilted in a diagonal cross-hatch pattern. The colors are beautifully faded to a soft hue. It is in good condition with no tears or worn spots, but there are some yellow soil places on it, and the fabric feels very fragile and brittle to me.
So, it is being stored away in a safe place.
Jingles approves of it!
I was happy to add this quilt to my collection.
“Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.”