So my husband and I have been married coming up on 30 years. We spent some nice years collecting antique quilts until children. All of a sudden the antique quilt money went to daycare, preschool, braces, piano lessons, tutors, soccor, oboe lessons, horse back riding lessons, etc, etc....I know you understand. This quilt was bought in Phoenix, Arizona from a dealer. This dealer had purchased it from an estate sale in Sun City, Arizona from an estate of a lady from "back East". It was Christmas time and my mother and grandmother had given me money for Christmas to pick out my own present. This quilt was calling my name and it has said Christmas ever since. The quilt was purchased in 1981. It is hand pieced and hand quilted. I had it appraised at that time when I got back to Miami, and the appraiser said it was sloppy work...hello... I do not think so..