The quilt was purchased from an antique shop near Yakama, so I have no idea how old it is, but I figure it's pretty old because it's all hand-quilted and there is a wide variety of fabrics including silk, velvet, wool and cotton which is all pretty worn. I knew from the minute I got it home from the dry-cleaners, that I would not use this quilt—it was too beautiful and delicate—and that I would hang it as a piece of art. I found a really great tutorial online on how to create a sleeve (which is hand-sewn onto the back of the piece) and Andrew bought the required piece of wood that slides through the sleeve to hang it. All in all, it went as planned and took about 3 hours.
After moving into our new home, there were so many other projects that had higher priority (not to mention, I was a bit intimidated to attempt the installation), so I'm happy this project is completed and the vision became a reality. Yay!