$4 Quilt Treasure!
Well, what do you think! As mentioned previously, my husband and I like to check out thrift stores when the opportunity presents itself. Yesterday we went to a small town about 30 miles from here to do some grocery shopping and Vern spied a Salvation Army Store. The last 2 dozen trips or so we have made to various thrift stores hasn't turned up anything. That is the way it is - more often than not, no treasures are to be had. Yesterday we walked in and Vern said quietly to me: "There's a quilt on the counter." I was over there in a flash. Usually an item on the counter means that someone wants it and it is spoken for, but what the heck, I thought I would ask the clerk. "Oh, she said, I am just pricing this and putting it out." I said, "Well, if you don't mind, I will just wait here for it." She took her time and priced it, folded it up and handed it to me. I thanked her and wondered what in the world the price would be. Hidden in the folds was an $8 price tag. Yippee. Then Vern said: "They are having a sale and everything is 50% off. Ha, the total came to $4.28. It was my lucky day! So, here are the statistics for all you quilters: 12 blocks, 16" square, 3.5" wide sashings, 9" borders to make a 73" x 92.5" quilt. It is hand quilted. It is not a masterpiece of quiltdom, but it is so representative of the 1930's and it is in really good condition for what I consider an everyday quilt, that it fits my definition of a super bargain. The last small photo shows the backing which is striped and appears to be one full piece. The colors on the large photo are a bit washed out. The small photos were taken inside and the colors show up a bit better. Wish my camera skills were a bit better.
Till next time..........