Lori Lee Triplett gives Ricky some tips about collecting vintage quilts. She also shares her thoughts about the cleaning and restoration of antique textiles.
Lori Lee is one of the co-founders of Quilt & Textile Collections which manages the Poos Collection.
It is one of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world. It is named after Martha Poos, a grandmother who quilted and instilled her love of quilts to the curator Kay Triplett (the sister of Lori Lee). Originally, the collection was compiled from estate sales and small antique shops. However, as the collection has grown, the variety of sources for the collection has grown as well.
It has a large collection of antique quilts with an emphasis on pre-1860 quilts. These vintage bed coverings can be divided into four main categories: white on white quilts, red and green quilts, indigo quilts, and chintz quilts. Some age appropriate vintage fabric is also a part of the collection.