Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York, Maine 03909 207-363-6800

About My Patriotic Colors

Patriotic themes have been incorporated into most quilt styles throughout our history. Among our patriotic quilts is a hand oil painted American flag embellishing a crazy quilt, a folk art eagle appliqué quilt, and quilted eagle motifs on a pieced quilt.

We also have stars and stripes bunting, used to decorate homes and businesses during elections and political holidays of the past. Patriotic quilts are very difficult to find, as well as being one of the most desired categories in American antique quilts. We are pleased to offer these pieces to you.

Patriotic Colors

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Q8568 Birds in the Air Quilt
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Q8568 Birds in the Air Quilt
c.1885
72 x 76
Maine
$1,900

A captivating quilt in unused condition.Comprised of 5" split square blocks with a 4" border of 4" diamond in a square blocks. The binding is a 1/4" red and white plaid. All work is done by hand..Quilting is 1" straight line vertical quilting in some areas, diagonal quilting in other areas, while horizontal quilting in yet other areas. Backing is a taupe on beige Crocus design...probably darker as early aniline dyes did not always hold. This is the era for conversation prints...we have early baseball players..one running, an umpire, ..then horses, anchors, race horse with jockey, coins...pennies and nickles and a sailboat...maybe more...a virtual treasure hunt of conversation prints.
The diamond in a square border, today associated with the Amish, creates a wonderfully intriguing border. There are so many red, white and blue fabrics along with the baseball conversation prints, that we have decided to add this quilt to the Patriotic section.
A quilt that one can not tire of looking at..always discovering new prints..What a wonderful piece of art for your wall.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your in home viewing.

Q6957 Red White and Blue Drunkard's Path
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Q6957 Red White and Blue Drunkard's Path
c.1895
78 x 84 inches
Believed to be from Pennsylvania
$850

A c.1895 very rare and unusual rendition of the Drunkard’s Path pattern. A very popular pattern with quilters who were against consuming liquor. This pristine quilt is comprised of 20 blocks, each measuring 12” square and all joined by strips of white with red dot 3-1/2” sashing. The backing is a very similar whole cloth fabric creating a reversible quilt. Another fabric used in the construction of the block is an indigo calico. The 1/4” binding is turned over from the back and finished by hand. All blocks are pieced by hand then joined to the sashing by machine and finished with hand quilting. This mint condition quilt certainly fits a description of patriotic. Around two sides of the outer edge of there is a 6-1/2” border. The fabric on the other two sides is a red with white polka dots. I am happy to send this mint condition quilt for your viewing and approval.





QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
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QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
Dated and Initialed 1904-1910
48 x 61 inches
Maine
$625

This one of a kind Red Work Child’s Quilt appears to have taken 6 years to complete as it is dated 1904-1910. This special political, folksy Red Work quilt top has been created from 30 6-1/2” blocks joined together with a 3-1/2” red sashing. There’s an American flag flying over embroidered and dated initials, embroidery representing fireworks, probably representing the 4th of July celebration. This piece is filled with Victorian symbolism and items important to a little girl's life. Antique quilt tops are never washed until they are quilted, so this is in original, as found condition. Discovered in Maine. All ready for you to quilt or collect as is.



Q9018 School House Summer Coverlet
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Q9018 School House Summer Coverlet
c. 1935
68 x 69 inches
Missouri
$950

Happy would be one of the best words to describe this School House Summer Coverlet. Created with a very vibrant red, blue and yellow house crowned with a black roof and red chimney. The schoolhouse blocks are pieced by machine and then appliquéd on to the ecru block by machine with a very tiny outline appliqué. The joining seam of each block is covered with a 1/2” fabric strip matching the windows in the schoolhouse. The entire piece has a 1/4” binding all around. This graphically wonderful coverlet can be used as either art for your wall or as a coverlet for your bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready to be shipped on approval...





BTG65 Unusual Log Cabin Quilt
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BTG65 Unusual Log Cabin Quilt
c.1920s
70 x 84 inches
Maine
$900

An unusual Log Cabin design. Sounds like an oxymoron to me.... There are many, many different Log Cabin patterns that have been created using every imaginable fabric that can be stitched in strips. Most are variations of commonly known patterns. Here is one that is very unusual....Created all by hand in 7-1/2" blocks..80 of them in total ...and made up from 1" logs using cotton fabrics dating from the 1860's to the 1920's. The 5/8" binding is turned over from the front to the back, a continuation of the 6-5/8" turkey Red border. This binding technique is unusual for New England. The quilt is a summer weight, meaning that there is no batting. The backing is a khaki color dress lining fabric. Could this woman have been a dressmaker and these are left over scraps? If so why the huge range in fabric dates? The center red chimneys are quilted using red thread. Condition of this quilt appears to be unused and would adorn the top of a king size bed or drape over the sides of a queen size bed. Yes, this quilt would also be a wonderful piece of art for your wall and can easily be folded in half or quarters for a smaller space.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at-home approval.



B27 The Wonderful Red, White and Blue Blanket
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B27 The Wonderful Red, White and Blue Blanket
c.?
79 x 91 inches
New England
$1,200

Can you imagine the days it took to create this home woven blanket? Woven on a 26-1/2 inch loom from red, white and blue yarn. I do not know if the weaver spun the yarn or purchased the yarn for weaving. Because of the lack of this information I will call this home woven.
The strips are sewn together so perfectly that the homespun blanket is completely reversible. The very bottom of this blanket has some areas where the red color has moved onto the white. This blanket should be sent to the cleaners....I do not have a good one here..so....a discounted price. If perfect and cleaned....$1,800...as is $1,200.....:-)
Measures 79" wide x 91" long...according to the strips...however can be used in either direction and on either side...
will send for your at-home approval



B19 Boys Airplane Bedspread made by Bates Company
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B19 Boys Airplane Bedspread made by Bates Company
c.1950
72 x 86 inches
Bates Company
$225

Mint condition. Hand washed by Betsey and ready to use.



B4 Bunk bed Spread with Pillow Tuck
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B4 Bunk bed Spread with Pillow Tuck
c.1950
38 x 88 inches
Massachusetts
$175

This cotton spread appears to be hardly used, is now organically washed by Betsey and ready for your home. To me, this would make a fabulous summer table cloth.



Q9106 Silk Victorian Patriotic Cigar Ribbon Quilt
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Q9106 Silk Victorian Patriotic Cigar Ribbon Quilt
c.1885
35 x 35 inches
Massachusetts
$4,800

Most Victorian men smoked cigars and as a result Victorian women could collect the cigar ribbons and create decorative quilts in beautifully embellished variations of the log cabin pattern. This miniature quilt has some very rare ribbons, including 4 red, white and blue ribbons used to frame a center square design on point. Also incorporated in this sophisticated collector's quilt are very rare green ribbons, Harvard University crimson ribbons and even red, and red and white stripe ribbons. This Massachusetts quilt is filled with cigar maker manufacturers names along with ribbons showing American flags and other symbols. This is a truly sophisticated collector's piece in perfect condition. This miniature quilt is one of four that I found at the same time. Each has its own unique characteristics. A perfect piece of antique wall art for your home or office. In original condition and ready to be sent for your approval.



Q6957 Red White and Blue Drunkard's Path
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Q6957 Red White and Blue Drunkard's Path
c.1895
78 x 84 inches
Believed to be from Pennsylvania
$850

A c.1895 very rare and unusual rendition of the Drunkard’s Path pattern. A very popular pattern with quilters who were against consuming liquor. This pristine quilt is comprised of 20 blocks, each measuring 12” square and all joined by strips of white with red dot 3-1/2” sashing. The backing is a very similar whole cloth fabric creating a reversible quilt. Another fabric used in the construction of the block is an indigo calico. The 1/4” binding is turned over from the back and finished by hand. All blocks are pieced by hand then joined to the sashing by machine and finished with hand quilting. This mint condition quilt certainly fits a description of patriotic. Around two sides of the outer edge of there is a 6-1/2” border. The fabric on the other two sides is a red with white polka dots. I am happy to send this mint condition quilt for your viewing and approval.





Q9103 Red White and Blue Sailboats
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Q9103 Red White and Blue Sailboats
c. 1945
79 x 80 inches
New Hampshire or Maine
SOLD

This happy Red, White and Blue Sailboat Quilt is here just in time for summer. The quilt is comprised of 30 11x9” blocks with the red boats on a white background and joined with 3-1/2” blue sashing. The border measures 3-1/2” with a 1/2" binding turned over from the back. The outside border is diagonally line quilted while the rest of the quilt is diagonally cross hatch quilted. Organically washed, this graphic sailboat quilt appears to be in unused condition and is ready to make you smile... Happy to send on approval...



QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
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QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
Dated and Initialed 1904-1910
48 x 61 inches
Maine
$625

This one of a kind Red Work Child’s Quilt appears to have taken 6 years to complete as it is dated 1904-1910. This special political, folksy Red Work quilt top has been created from 30 6-1/2” blocks joined together with a 3-1/2” red sashing. There’s an American flag flying over embroidered and dated initials, embroidery representing fireworks, probably representing the 4th of July celebration. This piece is filled with Victorian symbolism and items important to a little girl's life. Antique quilt tops are never washed until they are quilted, so this is in original, as found condition. Discovered in Maine. All ready for you to quilt or collect as is.



f163_full
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F163 Patriotic Flying Geese fragment
c. 1895
18.5 x 30 inches
$250

Machine pieced, and hand quilted. Post civil war turkey red and confederate blue and white are the colors of this patriotic fragment. Difficult to date due to solid fabrics and no prints, it is somewhere between 1880 and 1910.



f319 Patriotic Flying Geese in Red, White, and Blue Fragment
F319 Patriotic Flying Geese in Red, White, and Blue Fragment
c. 1895
27 x 27 inches
Origin unknown
SOLD

This simple design has wonderful graphics. Machine pieced, hand quilted, and nicely cross hatched. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



UF103 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF103 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
21 x 13 (53.3 x 33 cm)
$250

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. This pillow has a patriotic color palette with hand made ribbon flower buttons with jewel centers - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

Q8338 Turkey Red & Teal Blue Floral Applique
Q8338 Turkey Red & Teal Blue Floral Applique
c.1845
82 x 90
Weston, NY
SOLD

A fabulous quilt by an extremely creative and talented needle artist, this piece was completed in the 1840’s, using solid Turkey red, a gorgeous solid teal blue, and white cottons. Each of the nine 21 x 26 inch rose sprig blocks has been appliqued and reverse appliqued using the tiniest of fine stitches almost invisible to the naked eye. Teal blue sashing 7/8 inch wide surrounds each block and also defines the beautiful three sided border. This 7 inch wide border contains unique urn and heart rose appliqués of the maker's design, all meticulously hand stitched and quilted.

The finely executed hand quilting includes outline and echo quilting inside the rose sprigs, and double line quilting throughout the body of the quilt. Each juncture of the sashing is also highlighted by a quilted floral medallion. Please click on the photo above to see the detail image. The backing is white cotton as is the separately applied 3/8 inch binding. An original textile masterpiece of unique design completely by hand and in excellent condition.

A fine addition to a collection this very early quilt can be used on a bed or hung on the wall as fine art. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Web images cannot do justice to either the color or exquisite workmanship on this quilt.

UF104 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF104 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
$350

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. This pillow has sweet Redwork flowers and leaves amid the signatures - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

UF105 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF105 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
$350

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. A sporty red plaid ribbon accentuates the sweet Redwork leaf embroidery on this pillow - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

Flag Bunting
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Flag Bunting
pre c.1950
34 x 62
$195

Another fabulous flag Betsey believes is from WWI due to the dyes, however it could be from WWII. Found in New Hampshire but was not necessarily made there. Its sewn in tag states: 'Reliance' as the maker and has two brass rivets for hanging. It has been washed, still with a bit of staining that is permanent, and is ready to hang proudly for any patriotic holiday or for year round display.

Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
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Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
c.1925
78 x 78
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
$1,400

What a fantastic red, white, and blue quilt for a boy’s room or great room! Cotton shirtings, chambray, stripes, and checks have been pieced in a combination of Broken Dishes and Diamond in a Square patterns. The blocks are approximately 4 ½ inches square, and the entire quilt has been hand quilted in a gentle arcs. The separately applied 3/8 inch binding is a black and white print on pink, and the backing is a medium solid blue chambray cotton. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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