You’ve bought a beautiful handmade quilt, or perhaps you’ve made one yourself, and you hope it will become a family heirloom. You will need to know how to care for your quilt. How do you make sure that your quilt will hold up for generations to come? It takes a bit of effort, but it is certainly worth it. Think of a great-grandchild one day touching and admiring a quilt that you made! I have two handmade quilts made by my husband’s great-grandmother. The first is a beautifully hand-embroidered and hand-quilted Nursery Rhymes quilt dated 1925. The second one is a gorgeous hand-quilted Basket of Flowers quilt made around the same time. They are nearly one hundred years old and still in very good condition. Definitely family heirlooms! I enjoy looking at both these quilts and wondering about this woman I never met.