This red and white one is remarkable in that I did not see any sign of the red "bleeding" into the white. This indicates that it has been carefully laundered.
Can anyone hazard a guess as to the age of these quilts? Based on the quilts I've seen over the years, and no particular expertise whatsoever, I am guessing middle part of the last century - say 1940s or 50s.
Both quilts are in very good condition, with no notable stains or wear and tear.
I have one addendum to the information in Part 1 of this series. In that first part, I said that nothing was known of the quilt makers, and I now know that one of those quilts was made by my friend's grandmother. Mrs. B. tells me that the second quilt featured, the one in better condition, was made by her grandmother. How nice for it to be so well-preserved.
Happy Quilting, Friends!