Mahaney asked local quilt expert Elonda Morgan to look at them and suggest prices, and he has them displayed in his Church Street shop, where they'll be available for sale during this weekend's Black Walnut Festival in Spencer.
"She said it was amazing the stitchery done on them," Mahaney said. "The workmanship and love that went into these, there's no price you can put on that."
Still, a price did have to be put on them, and they will sell for $175 to $400, depending on the pattern.
"I think they should go to good homes," Taylor said. "I don't have any need for them, and there's people out there who would appreciate them more than I do."
Taylor recalls his grandmother was indeed picky about the quality of her quilts, whether they were made using traditional patterns such as the Texas Star or Wedding Ring or whether they were pieced together using odd scraps.
His grandmother occasionally had women help her with the quilting process.
"She was kind of particular about who helped her because she wanted the stitches to be all the same length," he said. "Sometimes she would see stitches she didn't like and she would tear them out and re-do them."
Mahoney said he's happy to offer display space for the quilts.
"They make our store look twice as good as it did," he said.
Berries & Vines will open early -- at 9 a.m. Saturday -- for festival visitors who may wish to get an early start on shopping.Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.