There were also three quilts for sale, $40 each. Two of them tempted me -- until I unfolded them and looked closely.
The Lone Star was also beautifully pieced--look at the color gradation!--and quilted. Do you see the shadowing at the "1 o'clock" point? That was a big brown stain. The quilt had evidently been stored on a wooden shelf or, more likely, in a wooden blanket chest, with no barrier between the wood and the quilt.
Then there was this colorful scrappy quilt with embroiderly where the patches join. The back is a not-coordinated bedsheet.
BTW, none of the quilts was labeled. :(
Here's what I *did* buy! It's an autograph book that belonged to Erma Gerlach in Kiel-Hassee, Germany, in "Kriegsjahr 1914-1915." That's "war year" (subsequent entries are dated 1916). Her friends had wonderful handwriting. I can't make out much of it at all (my language is French), and my husband's h.s./college German is pretty rusty. I will need to find a German-speaker (teacher? professor?) who can translate for me.