Recently I was approached by someone who saw my website to look into finding a home for her 20 antique quilt tops. These tops are not commercially viable...but to a collector or a dealer they would be quite a find (I think). This is not usually what I do, but...I am so lead to find out about this for her : D.
I met a wonderful lady named Mary Kerr a few years ago who has been doing appraisals, lectures and repairs for many years. I have been very interested in learning about this stuff. I haven't really had an opportunity or reason to look into it until now : D...
I have found out that there are opportunities to donate them to a textile school, museums and/or sell them to a dealer. However, now is not a good time to be selling these types of things as the recession has everyone hanging on to their money and they are not bringing the money they once did or probably will again someday.
Here are some pictures: