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

At the start of the 20th century, dark colors were very prevalent in the quilts.  American society was deeply affected both by the losses of the Civil War and the cultural trend begun in England by a mourning Queen Victoria.  Darkness continued through the devastation of World War I.  However, by the mid 1920s, quilt colors changed from the somber blacks and browns of mourning to a more cheerful palette of pastels made possible by advances in newer dyes. During the 1920s, a huge array of solid and calico fabrics was created, celebrating the vibrancy of that decade.  With the stock market crash of 1928, those same cheerful colors would become one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come.

Our collection of 20th century antique quilts and vintage quilts range from the early 1900s to the 1950s, include Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Grandmothers's Flower Garden and other patterns, are perfect for adding a cheerful focal point to any home. 

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Q9274 Eight Pointed Star Quilt
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Q9274 Eight Pointed Star Quilt
c.1930
78 x 91 inches
Origin unknown
$1,400

This wonderful Depression era quilt was donated by a very special person. All profits will be sent to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" as a donation.

For one of a myriad of reasons this special quilt appears never to have been used. How nice of the maker to size this quilt to fit a queen size bed!

Created from 16 blocks each measuring 10" x 10" with a very unusual sashing making this quilt an optical illusion. There are two outer borders. The inside border is the same blue as the sashings and measures 4-1/2" in width. The outer border of white also measures 4-1/2" in width. The binding is separately applied and measures 3/8" in width. The inner border is quilted in a vine pattern, the outer border is quilted in a chain design. All triangles and squares are outline quilted. The inner sashings are quilted using a chain pattern.

The entire Star quilt is a medium to lighter blue giving us a nautical feeling. Blue is the most loved color in the U.S.A. Stars are the most loved pattern. Here we have both color and theme combined.

This special unused Star quilt is ready to be sent, with free shipping, to your home for approval.





Q9273 Log Cabin Straight Furrows Quilt
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Q9273 Log Cabin Straight Furrows Quilt
c.1928
54 x 72 inches
Mid Coast Maine
$1,200

What a treasure...A mint condition Log Cabin quilt with a cozy flannel backing. This quilt is perfect to use on a bed, or a wonderful wall hanging in a size that is easier to fit in many homes.

The blocks measure approximately 8-1/2" X 8-1/2". The Logs are approximately 1/2" in width and vary from 2-1/2" to 8-1/2". The chimney measures approximately 2-1/4" square. There are a large variety of fabrics..We have wools, cottons, cotton flannels and even a variety of upholstery fabrics! All of these different fabrics lead to a visually interesting textile. We even have a black cotton fabric that has been embellished with dots created from silk embroidery thread. The flannel backing adds another dimension...that of a cozy cuddle quilt that one may happily "wrap up in".

There is a variety of colors from creamy white to black. An actual scrapbag quilt that makes a stunning visual presentation.





CONGG4 Blue and White Hawaiian Applique
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CONGG4 Hawaiian Applique in Green & White Quilt
c.1950
94 x 94 inches
Hawaii
$4,900 Sale: $3,900

Missionaries from New England brought patchwork quilting, reflecting their own learned style and techniques, to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1820's. Fabric scraps, flour sacks, and feed sacks the missionaries brought with them were distributed to Hawaiian women for use in their quilting bees. But Hawaiian clothing, cut straight and full, did not lend itself to scraps for saving to make quilts. Cutting new yardage into little scraps to sew back together into a quilt seemed futile and a wasted effort. It was a natural progression for these creative, artistic women to develop patterns of their own. Drawing on Hawaiian culture their quilt making became more individualistic and a reflection of their lives, history, and natural surroundings. Hawaiian women developed their own technique of cutting designs out of a large piece of folded fabric (similar technique to cutting out paper snowflakes), sometimes using a paper pattern of their creation, other times the designs were cut freehand. The cut fabric was then basted onto the background fabric, appliqued using tiny stitches, and hand quilted following the outline of their design.

This gorgeous Hawaiian quilt was created using the most commonly used style; a square design with either a broken or unbroken border, cut from fabric folded diaper-wise, eightfold. Once the border was cut the remaining large center piece was similarly cut folded to create the center medallion. Solid leaf green on a slightly off white ground, this intricate pattern's name is unknown, however it is similar to the 'Lei Mamo' pattern - the feather of the mamo bird favored by Hawaiian royalty. Graceful and quite elegant, this is a lovely example of the classic Hawaiian quilt.

Applique stitches are tiny and the hand quilting is executed beautifully in the traditional echo outlining of the design. The applied half inch binding is the same medium leaf green used for the interior design. The backing is the same off white used for the front. For sale on behalf of a private collector, this wonderful Hawaiian applique quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.





CONGG10 Blue and White Hawaiian Applique
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CONGG10 Blue and White Hawaiian Applique
c.1950
95 x 90 inches
Hawaii
$4,500 Sale: $3,500

This c.1950 Hawaiian quilt is absolutely spectacular. The appliqué and reverse appliqué are executed with almost invisible stitching. I have found quilts like this with curved edges in books, but this design is rare and unusual. Hawaiian quilts are always quilted with echo quilting, just as is executed on this beautiful piece. This size quilt will also fit perfectly on a queen size bed. Covering a king size bed with 7 inches on three sides would be a perfect venue for this piece of art. The blue border measures apx 5 inches all the way around. On this area embellishments have been added. It’s almost impossible to find a seam on this quilt, but there must be one somewhere due to the fact this fabric would have never come in this width. Fabric was only 36 inches wide back in the 50’s. The fabric must have been joined prior to cutting out the Hawaiian pattern. Vibrant and dynamic, this would be a wonderful piece of art on a wall as well as a stunning quilt on your bed.



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CONHO25 Tree of Life Quilt
c.1950
72 x 90 inches
New England
$1,600

Happy happy happy! That is my first emotion upon viewing this quilt. Then we have the intellectual response which is: captivating design, beautifully appliqued and quilted!

The green border and the white areas are machine pieced. The balance of this quilt is beautifully executed by hand including all hand quilted. I do believe this is a pattern that could be purchased during this era. Kit quilts were the rage during the 50's and earlier. The whole-cloth backing along with all other fabrics were supplied. In addition the backing was marked with the quilting design. The craftsmanship was all due to the talent of the quilter and this quilter was talented. In addition to the body of the quilt we have what are called Prairie Points on all edges...a design element that requires a lot of patience.

We also have here a huge array of fabrics dating from the 1940's and 1950's. A delight for a lover of fabric designs.

The idea for this pattern was probably based on the early Tree Of Life Pattern. This is a 20th century rendition.

Here we have a mint quilt...never used and never washed...and ready to be sent to your home with free shipping for your approval.



Q9266 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
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Q9266 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
c.1928
75 x 93 inches
San Gabriel, California
$1,600

The original design of the Grandmother's Flower Garden was called a Mosaic, of which many were created in New England. This pattern was brought to us from England. During the 1920s we changed this pattern somewhat so it is now called a Grandmother's Flower Garden. When I look at this quilt it feels more like a mosaic than a Grandmother's Flower Garden.

Created completely by hand from thousands of 1" hexagons, this quilt appears never to have been used. The peach color is also unusual. Thousands of hexagons are a solid peach, with a few calicos with a yellow print or a white print scattered throughout the quilt. I'm thinking these must have been very special fabrics, ones that the quilter treasured for reasons we'll never know. A peach and white colored quilt is very difficult to find. This peach quilt does have a smattering of true pink on some of the edges. I can not imagine the years that it took to make this piece.

Measuring 75 X 93, this quilt will fit a single, a double, or a queen sized bed. The basically two color quilt will be easy to blend in with prints you may have that use this color. The thousands of one inch hexagons are hand outline quilted. The entire quilt has been bound with a 1/4" separately applied white binding. The backing is a solid white, where you can easily see the amazing quilting, which actually makes this quilt reversible.

In perfect unused condition and now organically hand washed. This very special quilt is ready to be sent to you for your at-home inspection and approval.





Q9265 Blue Bird of Happiness Quilt
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Q9265 Blue Bird of Happiness Quilt
c.1930
72 x 72 inches
New England
$900

As a child growing up I spent many many summers at Camp Wingo, which was owned by my aunt. The camp's symbol was the Bluebird of Happiness. Needless to say, this symbol holds lots of wonderful memories for me.

This very happy quilt is comprised of 9 identical 15" blocks, with a crosshatch design of a bluebird on a branch. This quilt, which measures 72" X 72", was originally made for a double bed, but would work just as well on a single bed. The 15" blocks are surrounded with a 3-1/2" sashing of the same color as the bluebird embellishments. We also have an approximately 5-1/2" border with a quadruple row of chain stitch covering the complete circumference of the quilt. The outside edge of the quilt has been pillowcased and closed on the back with a tiny overcast stitch. The white blocks are quilted with a 1" crosshatch design. The blue sashings are quilted in white thread, showing an unusual double chain.

This quilt appears to be hardly used and is in perfect condition. Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home inspection and approval.





Q9264 Unusual Dresden Plate Quilt
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Q9264 Unusual Dresden Plate Quilt
Finished c.1941, 1930s fabrics
75 x 92 inches
San Gabriel, California
$1,600

The Dresden Plate quilt was the third most popular quilt design during the 1920s and 30s. This beautifully made example has added an original adaptation to the pattern on the border. The quilter has added three "plates" to the intersections on the outside of the border giving the quilt an almost whimsical effect.

Measuring apx. 75" X 92" this quilt will fit a queen size bed and more than cover a king size bed. There are 20 15" blocks joined with 2-1/2" sashing which is machine pieced to the blocks. There is a 3-1/4" border ending with a 3/8" separately applied binding. Each "spoke" is 4-1/8" long and outline hand quilted. All blocks are crosshatched hand quilted in a 1" grid. The joining sections are quilted by hand in a miniature 1/2" crosshatch pattern. The 3-1/4" border is hand quilted in a 1/2" diagonal crosshatch design. The balance of the sashing is hand quilted in an overlapping "eye" design. All quilting is executed by hand with nice small quilting stitches. The blocks are joined to the sashing by machine.

The blocks are pieced with dozens of 1920s and 30s calicoes. On the back there is a note saying the quilt was finished in 1941....Finishing this quilt must have taken years...totally understandable. The mustard color sashing is in style today as it was back then. So special was this quilt that someone packed it away for over 80 years so you may enjoy this quilt in perfect condition.

I have organically hand washed this quilt, making it ready to be sent, with free shipping, to your home for approval.





CONMM1 Miniature Bow Tie Quilt
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CONMM1 Miniature Bow Tie Quilt
c.1930
74 x 84 inches
MaCouplin, IL
$2,600

Wow!!! Over one thousand fifty four miniature bow ties. Can you imagine the patience required, working to create 2-3/8"bow tie squares over a thousand times?! One part that was good was that the creator could take the pieces with her and work on them while she was visiting at another home. I'll admit I haven't counted the different fabric patterns. Still on another level if you are a lover of fabrics from this era, you will love this quilt!

Completely hand pieced, each miniature 2-3/8" bow...All of the bows, except for those in the two outer rows, are outline quilted. The outer rows ...The quilting stitches are the same, but the quilted patterns are different, though I do not have a clue why the quilter chose this. The backing of the quilt is a whole cloth in a wonderful peach color. The separate hand applied 3/8" binding is of the same fabric. The center of the bow is 3/4" by 3/4", letting you know how small these bows are.

This amazing textile will fit a double or a queen bed, or will make a happy, happy piece of art for your wall. This is a mint quilt, meaning it was never used and never washed. Some people like to collect mint quilts, so I have left it unwashed. However, if you would like it washed, I will do so at no extra cost.

Ready to be shipped to your home, with free shipping, for your at home approval.





Q8294 Broken Dishes with Sawtooth Edge Quilt
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Q8294 Broken Dishes with Sawtooth Edge Quilt
c.1928
68 x 88 inches
Pennsylvania
$1,600

In 35 plus years of selling and collecting antique quilts this is the only quilt I've ever had that was constructed in this manner. In addition to its rarity is the bonus fact that this quilt was never used.

It consists of 180... 5" squares, Mustard and dark mint or would you call the green a greenish teal? Each square was created from four identical triangles. Each triangle was individually made, stuffed and then whip stitch closed. Each triangle is actually a separate little quilt. Each trangle was quilted with an echo quilting design, then four triangles, created from two different colors were sewn together. The squares were then alternated with one square having a yellow triangle on top, then a green one on top. The entire quilt was designed in this way. The edging consists of repeats of a single triangle...You have hundreds and hundreds of baby quilts sewn together.

This quilt is an absolute optical illusion. A "mint" quilt was never used and never washed. Now that I have organically washed it, it is known as an unused quilt. This very happy quilt is now ready to be sent to your home, with free shipping, for your approval.





Q8297 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
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Q8297 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
c.1928
57 x 74 inches
Maine
$1,600

Piecing a quilt with circular edges is one of the most difficult designs to execute. In this case, we had a woman with the ingenuity to applique the circular edges onto the adjoining piece. The entire quilt was completely executed by hand with minuscule stitches. This quilt consists of 88 .....5-1/2" 'blocks, each block containing a complete repeat of the pattern. We have a 4-1/8" double border, the inner border measures 2-3/8", the outer border measures 1-3/8", ending with a 3/8"separately hand applied binding. We see three different quilting pattern designs used on the quilt. The outer borders are quilted with a horizontal line 1" apart. The main body of the blocks are quilted in a 1" square design while the curved pieces are quilted with an echo pattern. This wonderful quilt appears to have been hardly used, and now organically hand washed and is ready to be sent to you with free shipping for your at home approval.





CONBS1 Embroidered Fuchsias with Swag Border Quilt
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CONBS1 Embroidered Fuchsias with Swag Border Quilt
c.1928
70 x 90 inches
New England
$1,100

Almost an antique, this violet and white fuchsia with swags quilt has been perfectly executed. The graphics, the embroidery, the applique, and the quilting, all absolutely perfect.

In the 19th century, the swag would have been the outside border of the quilt. During the 20th century the swag was appliqued on the inside border of the quilt, in this case overlapping on to the main body of the textile.

This quilt has a 13-1/2 inch border with a quarter inch separately applied binding. All applique and embroidery were executed by hand. The blocks and the sashing were pieced by machine. There are 12 approximately 13-3/4 by 16 inch blocks, each one depicting a graceful branch of fuschias. All flowers, branches and leaves are outline quilted.

The border is double lined quilted, normally indicative of the 1840s. Was this quilt made by someone who was instructed by a family member who is passing down a tradition from earlier generations? The purple swags and corner ribbons and the circles joining the swags are all outline quilted. The circle extends over into the main body of the quilt and has a double row of outline quilting. The main body of the quilt has rows of quilted chain design joined by a qilted flowers pattern. All of the quilting is double lined.

This masterfully created visually wonderfull quilt has many aspects that are reminiscent of the 19th century yet was created in the 20th century and is almost a true antique. We have a quilt that was never used and never washed. I have now organically hand washed this quilt and it is ready to be sent to your home, with free shipping for your approval.





Q9261 Hawaiian Quilt Design, Quilted in America
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Q9261 Hawaiian Quilt Design, Quilted in America
c.1930
61 x 80 inches
Found in Western Masschusetts
$4,800

I have searched for Hawaiian quilt patterns in order to name this quilt, to no avail. Appearing to be a Hawaiian pattern with all Turkey Red applique designs, echo quilted...actually they are quilted 1/4" apart! I do know that in 35 years I have never seen a quilt like this.

The white areas are cross hatched quilted on the diagonal 3/8" apart! The quilting is truly amazing, however, not the way a true Hawaiian quilt would have been quilted. The entire quilt would have been echo quilted. The applique, reverse applique, and quilting are outstanding...Not only do we have amazing graphics, but quilting among the best you will ever see.

The border is 6" in width. The treadle machine separately applied is 3/8" in width. Some red appliques are quilted with red thread, some quilted with white thread. One cannot see this without being very close. Turning the quilt over one can easily see the outstanding quilting.

Hard for me to covey this amazing work, this quilt needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Now hand washed with organic products, this amazing quilt is ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.





Q9263a Center Medallion Urn with Flowers Crib Quilt
Q9263a Center Medallion Urn with Flowers Crib Quilt
Dated: 1925
43 x 45 inches
Lancaster, PA
$1,400

A dated 1925 crib quilt copying a classic late 18th Century and early 19th century Flowers in an Urn pattern. This rendition was pieced with feedsack cotton muslin...some of the writing on the feedsack can still be seen. All pieced and appliqued fabrics are 1925 cottons. This little treasure is pieced by machine, but hand appliqued and hand quilted..

The outer borders measure 7-1/2", the next border measures 1/2" with the inner diminutive Split Triangle border measuring 1-1/4". Each diminutive triangle measures 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" X 1-3/4".

The outer border is beautifully quilted with a vine and leaves motif. The date 1925, and "from Mother" is quilted in one of the borders. The flowers, borders and triangles are all outline quilted while the balance of the quilt is crosshatches quilted in a 1-1/2" grid pattern. There is a wonderful array of c.1925 Calicoes used to make the little triangles.

It has never been used or washed. I was the first person to organically hand wash this little quilt. Now ready to be sent for your approval, with free shipping.





CONJE47 Amish Bricks Child's or Hired Man's Bed Quilt
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CONJE47 Amish Bricks Child's or Hired Man's Bed Quilt
c.1950
45 x 65 inches
Holmes County, Ohio
$2,900

Coming from Holmes County, Ohio, this Amish Bricks Pattern quilt was created from the fabrics used in the creation of their clothing. Due to the size of this quilt it is called a hired man's bed or a child's quilt. Either term is applicable.

The overall size of this quilt is 45" X 65". The outer border, in black, measures 8-1/4" of which there is a 5/8" seperately applied binding. The inner border in blue measures 2-3/8".

I have reason to believe this to have been a mother-daughter project. The design and piecing are absolutely perfect. Because of the dark colors, one cannot see the quilting design on most of the pieces. If you look closely you will see that even though the stitches are even, they are not the usual tiny size. The quilting looks as if a young lady may have assisted her mother; possibly her first quilt. The size of this quilt makes it perfect to use as a wall hanging. The design of the quilt makes it possible to use either horizontally or vertically.

We are happy to send this with free shipping to your home for your approval.





CONJE45 Amish Square in a Square Quilt
CONJE45 Amish Square in a Square Quilt
c.1930
68 x 72 inches
Holmes County, Ohio
SOLD

Many people think of Amish quilts as primarily from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. However, different Amish sects in different areas of Pennsylvania and other states have created a myriad of wonderful quilts very different from the Lancaster County quilts. Even though this quilt is almost 100 years old one can view this quilt as feeling modern in design.

Holmes County Ohio is where this unusual quilt was designed and created. The Holmes County Amish are known for their use of black and dark green. In the case of this quilt, dark green was ther color of choice. A combination of 16 patch and square in a square, combined as part of a bars formation, then surrounded by a triple border, has been executed to form a graphic work of art.

In perfect unused condition, this Amish quilt was created circa 1930. A quilt in mint condition means never washed and never used. Pieced by machine, as typical of Amish quilts, then hand quilted. The solid turquoise bars and outside forest green are quilted in a one cross hatch grid. The pieced squares are quilted on the diagonal and the two inner borders are quilted in what looks like a water droplet and a floral quilting design. The binding on this quilt is a 3/8" applied binding in a lighter blue.

Originally part of the Esprit collection in California and now looking for a new home. If you have the old Esprit catalog, the number is 585-013.





CONJE44 Early Abstract Amish Quilt
CONJE44 Early Abstract Amish Quilt
c.1900-1920
63 x 79 inches
Illinois
SOLD

A lot of individuals think of Lancaster, PA Amish quilts before those created in other states. This early Amish quilt looks as if it could enter the catagory of modern art! Actually it is a true antique, being over 100 years old.

Offered here is an early Illinois Amish quilt created in block design where most blocks are a rendition of a crazy quilt. A selection of very fine fabrics were used in the creation of this abstract Amish quilt. We have fine cotton sateens, fine cottons, flannels, wool challies and more. The fabrics used for the sashing and joining blocks are a high quality cotten sateen.

The quilting designs differ greatly from those used by the Lancaster County Amish. This fabulous early piece, to me, is captivating due to its design, not due to the elaborate quilting of the Lancaster Amish. For some reason we have trouble photographing the true quality of the colors of Amish quilts. We have used here deep blues, deep purples, blacks grays, as well as joining blocks of a deep rich rusty orange. The blocks measure apx 7 x 9-1/2", outside border is 7", binding is 3/8", sashing is 3-1/2".

The wholecloth backing is a heavy, high quality beige pin-striped cotton fabric.

What a wonderfully abstract graphic early Amish quilt, created between 1900 and 1920.

Ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.

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Q9260 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Q9260 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
c.1928
58 x 72 inches
New England
SOLD

During the depression era, the Double Wedding Ring quilt was the most popular quilt pattern for women to create. Usually created for a special wedding. In 35 years and dozens of these quilts, I have never seen a single color and also a solid fabric used to create this quilt pattern. This wonderful medium blue and white quilt appears never to have been used. It was probably too special, and was put away to be saved. Now with a fresh organic hand wash it is ready for you to either display or use as a throw on a bed or couch or as a very special gift.

All rings have been executed using the solid blue and finished with the same blue for the binding. All work is executed by hand. The quilting is extraordinary; probably the most quilting I have ever seen on a quilt of this pattern. Each blue ring has 4 rows of quilting as well as being outline quilted. The large area of white has an absolutely intense quilting pattern; the only name I can find is a very small flower blossom design. The white "eyes" of this quilt are cross hatch quilted every half inch. The outside border has 4 rows of quilting.

Easy to fit into your decor, loving blues, due to the solid fabric. A treasure for yourself or as wedding present. Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent to your home for approval.





BTG84 African American Folk Art Hooked Rug
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BTG84 African American Folk Art Hooked Rug
c.1920
23 x 38 inches
New England
$5,400

I believe this original design, mostly rayon, hooked rug is African American and created to remember the massacres of the "Red Summer" race riots of 1919. During that summer there were nunerous race riots that began with the Chicage riot caused by an African American boy swimming at a "white only" beach. During that summer there were hundreds of African Americans killed, in various riots, resulting in the name "Red Summer". The bullseye center symbolizes this slaughtering of human life.

Constructed on burlap using rayons, knits and a very few cotton fabrics, to create a graphic and poignantly graphic rare piece of art.

This one of a kind folk art rug has been hanging in my home for many, many years. I have decided it is time to let someone else treasure this art piece in their home.

Please email or call to see this rug, on approval, with free shipping, in the privacy of your home.



Q9038 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
Q9038 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
c.1910
76 x 76 inches
New England
SOLD

A folk art wool Crazy Quilt created using sophisticated colors in a manner remnisent of African American quilts. This quilt was made at the beginning of the 20th century from various men's and women's suiting fabrics, mostly in today's sought after colors of gray and black. The pieces were joined by hand, the quilt is hand tied and has a 1" seperately applied binding.

The use of a flannel backing creates an extra cozy quilt. A perfect piece of art for your family room or bedroom either at home or at your lodge. Wool quilts are aways tied due to the fabric as here tied with red thread.

Due to the overabundance of ties the batting is nice and safe and secure inside. We have actually organically hand washed this wool quilt. Because the colors are so shade-wise similar, I did not worry about the colors running as can happen with wool and silk fabrics. Now we have a wonderful folk art crazy quilt ready to be used as a quilt or as a fabulous piece of folk art for your wall.

Ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your at home approval.





Q9256 Unknown Pattern Quilt
Q9256 Unknown Pattern Quilt
c.1940
67 x 78 inches
Maine
SOLD

This unnamed pattern created in a vibrant red and white, is an adaptation of the LeMoyne Star/Ohio Star. The way this design was pieced has resulted in an optical illusion. Looking at this design one way, it's your star, looking at this design another way, it becomes a pinwheel. The reason this quilt is at this lower price, is because there is a stain, a line in the middle of the quilt ...on the fold line, that I have not been able to negate using organic products. Other than that, this quilt appears never to have been used, and when I purchased it, this quilt had never been washed.

The graphics were created from nine blocks on point. Piecing and quilting was executed by hand. The center of the star block measures 4-1/2". There are two borders: the innermost measures 3-5/8", the outermost border measures 4-5/8". Finishing this quilt is a 1/4" hand applied red binding. The white blocks are cross hatched quilted in 1" rows, with nice even stitching. The border is quilted diagonally, also in a 1" grid. I am wondering if the blocks were quilted by a different person than the rest of the quilt, as the stitching seems to vary from the main body of the quilt to the stars.

There are four corner blocks which set off the entire graphics of this quilt, making the design in the main body of this quilt more prominent.

This mint quilt is now called unused as we have organically hand washed it. Now ready to be sent for your at home approval, with free shipping.





CONBP4 Ohio Star with Patriotic Fabric Quilt
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CONBP4 Ohio Star with Patriotic Fabric Quilt
c.1918
83 x 98 inches
New England
$3,200

This early 20th century Ohio Star quilt is in mint condition (never washed, never used). This wonderful quilt has been packed away for over 100 years. Today we have a quilt not only that can be used on a queen size bed, but we have a quilt created from patriotic American flag fabric. A fabric that I have never seen before and at this point am unable to find in any book. On this fabric, in addition to the American flag, we have what appears to be a red cross flag and what appears to be the Washington Monument. Another design is a star within a star surrounded by a wreath. Even though I cannot locate this fabric, I feel it is a WWI commemorative fabric.

The quilt is comprised of 42 8” pieced blocks connected with 2” sashing. All work, both piecing and quilting has been executed by hand. All triangles are outline quilted. The center square in each block measures 2-5/8” square, is outline quilted, and then X-quilted. The outside sashing measures 3-3/4”. The white outside border measures 8-1/4”. There is a hand stitched pillowcase edge finishing this quilt. The outside border also has a 5 row chain pattern border.

The pattern of this quilt, which in itself is wonderful, is not what makes this quilt so rare – the American Patriotic fabric has created its rarity. This unused quilt may be used on your your bed or collected as American memorabilia.

Ready to be sent to your home for your viewing and approval with free shipping.





CONBP7 Amish Bars Crib Quilt
CONBP7 Amish Bars Crib Quilt
c.1940
38 x 38 inches
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

This quilt ia a quintessential Lancaster, PA Amish double corner block Bars Quilt. An original crib quilt so rare that at this point I am unable to find it in any of the numerous Amish quilt books in my home library.

Comprised of wool challies, pieced and quilted beautifully, as most Amish quilts are, we also find hearts quilted into the quilt, sending love to the little baby. The outside border measures approximately 6-1/2" with a 3/4" separately applied binding. Wide bindings are a signature of Amish quilts. The corner blocks measure 6 X 5-1/2" plus the border. The inside corner blocks measure 1-1/4" square. The inside border measures 1-1/4". The outside bars measure 2-1/2", the next bar measures 4", the next bar 3", the center measures 3-1/8" with the bars on the other side of the center bar matching in width.

The backing of the quilt is a gray cotton, as is seen on many Amish quilts. The actual colors of this quilt are a very deep forest green, lavender, lilac, purple, and black. I am listing these colors because I am having trouble photographing this quilt and obtaining accurate colors.

Remember, quilts are always sent on approval for your in home viewing. Please call for more information.





BTG82 Optical Illusion Sunshine and Shadows Quilt
BTG82 Optical Illusion Sunshine and Shadows Quilt
c.1928
78 x 80 inches
Maine
SOLD

Log cabin patterns have always been some of my favorite patterns. Using a combination of the same size strips or "logs" with various prints and fabrics it seems that no two antique Log Cabin quilts are ever exactly the same. Fabrics change and even with the same pattern the quilt looks different. This is the first time I have ever seen an antique Log Cabin with this configuration. I'm not quite sure what to call it, but to me it is a one of a kind. The basic pattern is sunshine and shadows. However, with the red outline of each block, the quilt becomes optical illusion and a pattern unto itself. We have sunshine and shadow and we have a visual of windows with four panes. What do you see?

Measuring 78" by 80", this quilt is comprised of 3/4" logs with 1-3/4" chimneys comprising 10 inch blocks. The separate 3/8" applied binding is in the same red as used to outline the blocks. The backing is white flannel, making this a very cozy quilt. The tied quilt is comprised of dozens and dozens of different c.1928 calicos in every imaginable color. I have studied this quilt for a long long time and still find a fabric I haven't seen before. What a perfect quilt either as art on your wall or as a cuddly quilt at any time of the year.

In unused condition, organically washed, this one of a kind design is now ready to be sent to your home for approval.



CONRA1 Snowball and Nine Patch or Flagstones Quilt
CONRA1 Snowball and Nine Patch or Flagstones Quilt
c.1928
85 x 93 inches
New York?
$1,800

Original design quilts and quilts that are a combination of patterns are not only captivating and intriguing to look at but are also part of my favorites list. On top of this is the fact that the quilt is blue and white ...a most sought after color combination. Even though this quilt has a specific name I see three different patterns in the main body of the quilt. The patterns I see are the snowball, the nine patch, and the Irish chain. The combination of these patterns has created an optical illusion effect.

In addition to the main body, we have a double border. The first border is 3-1/2" wide with a 3/4" blue strip on the inside and the outside of the border, then a 1-1/4" strip encircling the main body of the quilt. The outside border measures 8-1/2" with a 3" separately applied blue binding. The entire white outside border has been perfectly executed with an entwined rope design quilting. In the main body of the quilt, the snowballs have a floral motif quilted in the center. Every other piece is quilted in an X pattern. In addition, the central snowball pattern is outline quilted. This entire quilt is beautifully quilted in a matching tone of blue thread. For a quilter to use a contrasting color of quilting thread, she has to be a proficient quilter.

The crowning glory of this quilt is the fact that it will perfectly fit a queen sized bed with 16" over each side. One could also use it on a king sized bed, however the overhang would be only 6" on each side.

In perfect condition and now organically hand washed, this wonderful antique quilt is ready to be sent for your in home approval.





Q9254 Center Medallion Summer Quilt
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Q9254 Center Medallion Summer Quilt
c.1945
67 x 87 inches
May have been made in England or France
$1,900

99.9% of all quilts I've ever sold were made here in America. I believe this quilt may be an exception, possibly created in either England or France. We can be sure that the fabrics are totally unusual, different from anything else you will see on my webpage. We have pictorial fabrics from the scales of justice to a whimsical rabbit eating a carrot. Maybe someone in the family was a lawyer or a judge, and loved nature! There are numerous pictorial fabrics that I have never seen and calicos that I have never seen. Combine these facts with the perfect graphics of this quilt and we have one fabulous summer quilt. There are hundreds and hundreds of 1-3/4" squares, all of which are on point. There are chintzes, polished cottons, chambrays, and many more. Close inspection shows us that the pattern is based on the 4 patch construction on point, with every 4 blocks joined by a larger 3-1/2" block.

Around the edges, to complete the graphics, the designer needed to add either a single block or two blocks to create the dramatic effect we see here. The piecing was performed using the English piecing method. Even though there are hundreds of quilts created in the US using the same method of piecing, as many of us emigrated from England and the continent, because of these fabrics I do believe this quilt was made elsewhere. A turkey red color fabric finishes the border on each side. The backing is a whole cloth backing created from the same fabric with the 1/4" binding being also of the same fabric. If you turn this quilt sideways if would perfectly fit a queen sized bed with approximately 14" over on each side. If this was my piece of art, and I had a place in my home, I would hang it on the wall. It can be hung in either direction, as there is no top or bottom to the quilt. In mint condition, this quilt is ready to be sent, with free shipping, to your home for your approval.





CONJP3 Pictorial Ruby McKim Quilt
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CONJP3 Pictorial Ruby McKim Quilt
c.1930
77 x 97 inches
New England
$1,400

Created with our patriotic colors is this pictorial c.1930 Ruby McKim stencils quilt. The Mckim stencils have a very distinct format in that the corners are curved and not at a 45 degree angle and very distintive in design.

Created from 10" X 11" stencil design blocks which are embroidered with a deep red cotton twist on off-white chambray fabric. The alternating blocks are a deep medium blue fabric which is also a wonderful chambray. The deep, true red color whole-cloth backing and binding are of the same fabric..chambray. I piont out this fact because chambray fabric is slightly heavier and more durable than most cotton fabrics.

There is a 5" sashing joining the blocks, horizontally and vertically. In addition there is a continuous border extending 6-3/8" beyond the 5" sashing. This is not a separate piece of fabric but is part of the outside sashing. The separate hand applied binding is 3/8". All embroidery and quilting has been executed by hand while piecing was executed by machine.

The pictures embroidered here are representative of a prior concept of early colonial America. The constant in our lives is our American flag, here represented with the 13 stars of early colonial America. The flag would have developed at a later era, but the quilter chose to provide this patriotic symbol along with the others. We have pictorial renditions dating from the 1400s to the late 1700s. There is wonderful quilting on this piece, some of which may be original designs. There are tulips, chain stitching and other embellishments.

We are providing a picture of the whole-cloth backing showing clearly the creative quilting designs. In addition, each embroidered pattern is also outline quilted.

This happy patriotic quilt, coming directly from the family, appears never to have been used and is now organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at-home approval.

Family name upon sale.





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CONHO10 Cake Stand Quilt
c.1940
72 x 86 inches
New England
$1,600

When this quilt was sent to me the owner thought it was a Basket Quilt....well, one like I had never seen... To me it looks like a birthday cake with candles on a cake stand and it is actually called Cake Stand :-) Remember, art is open to personal interpretation. This quilt makes me smile: it's happy :-) The woman who created this quilt had to be not only a gifted quilter but a gifted artist and a happy individual.

Comprised of alternating 7-1/2" blocks on point with all piecing and quilting executed by hand. The cake stand measures 3-1/4" by 6", and is made from three pieces. The cake itself has a base of 6" with 4-1/4" sides. The side "candle" triangles measure 2" by 1-3/8" by 1-3/8". Each piece is outline quilted and in addition there is extra quilting which accents the "candles". The cake stand is made from the same dimensions as the cake pattern with a base added from two triangles, one on each side measuring 2 by 1-1/2 by 1-1/2" plus extra accent quilting.

This very happy quilt is finished with a triple border measuring 3-3/4". The inner most border is white, the middle green border, which is the same color as the cake stand, measures 1-5/8" and the outer white border measures the same. This quilt is finished with a 1/2" separately hand-applied green binding. The only machine work I can find on the quilt is the strip piecing for the outer border.

The delightful cake fabric itself is covered with tiny balloons. The candles are a floral design, bringing together all the colors and adding a splash of purple. The entire quilt is cross hatched on the diagonal, 5/8" apart. The cake stand is outline quilted as each piece, plus there is accent quilting in the design.

This New England quilt, which appears unused, is now organically washed and ready to be sent, free of shipping charges, for your in-home approval.



CONJE29 Monkey Wrench or Snail's Trail Quilt
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CONJE29 Monkey Wrench or Snail's Trail Quilt
c.1950
84 x 100 inches
Wilson, North Carolina
$2,900

The style and expertise of this c.1950s quilt is reminiscent of the mid 19th century. I'm not negating the work of depression era or mid 20th century quilters but rather the style and method used in the creation of this Monkey Wrench quilt. There are many reasons why I am saying this. The first and main reason is that all work, piecing and quilting, was executed by hand. Another reason is the size. This is the size of a quilt that would have been created for a high bed and pre-king size beds.

Maybe the creator of the quilt possessed a family heirloom bed of that size. The fact that there is a 2-1/4" border made up of triangles that measure 2-5/8" X 1-7/8" X 1-7/8" plus a 3/8" completely separately hand applied binding. The border acts as a frame to the main body of the quilt.

The Monkey Wrench, sometimes called the Snail's Trail, was not around in the 19th century, which gives us another clue as to the date. Looking at the quilt from a sociological point of view would tell us this quilt comes from a family of "comfort". I am saying this because all the fabric appears to have been purchased for this project and not from a scrap bag.

The quilting stitches are nice and even and in many places one can still see the pencil lines for the quilting design. On the closeups you will see a picture of the back of the quilt where you can easily see the quilting design on the fabric. All shapes are outline quilted and echo quilted. Plain areas have an unusual spiral leaf design. Other areas are diagonally cross hatched, approx 7/8" apart. The border is cross hatch quilted.

When receiving this quilt it was what is known as a mint quilt. Now that I have organically hand washed it it is considered an unused quilt.

This quilt pattern is a very complicated quilt to piece as it is comprised of many, many pieces. There are some larger pieces, one measuring approx 7-1/2" square and the white square joining block...On top of that there are numerous pieces in a variety of shapes. This is truly, on all levels, not a beginner's quilt!

This graphically wonderful quilt is now organically hand washed and is ready to be sent for your at home approval.





B31 Folksy Western Motif Bates Bedspread
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B31 Folksy Western Motif Bates Bedspread
c.1955
75 x 92 inches
Maine
$375

Red, white, and blue are the colors used in the construction of this pleasingly graphic western motif spread. A few of the machine woven designs seen here are the rising sun, flying birds and numerous cattle brands. Each ranch has their own individulisic design for a branding iron. When cattle roamed the open range the brand was the only way to tell which cattle belonged to whom.

This spread can be used for its original intent as a bed spread or for delightful pillows...or both with a twin bed. Another idea is this artistic spread folded over a bar would make a fun piece of art on your wall either full size or folded in halves, thirds or quarters.

This lower price reflects some shading on the spread.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home approval.



CONJP1 Basket Quilt
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CONJP1 Basket Quilt
c.1928
77 x 79 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,100

Machine piecing and extensive hand quilting are combined here to create a visually engaging work of art. Summer weight makes this quilt perfect for the summer while also to be used over a warmer blanket in colder weather.

Basket blocks are apx. 10" square with the triangles measuring 2-1/2 X 1-3/4 X 2-3/4. Basket handles have been machine appliqued. The graphic blocks are surrounded by medallions, echo quilting, crosshatching, scallops, chains , circles, overlapping circles, floral blooms and outline quilting. Wow!

This Basket Quilt has a double border of white and one of blue. Each border measures 2-3/4" in width and gives a feeling of the frame on a piece of art. The binding is a pillowcase edging that is closed by machine.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your in home approval.





CONJP2 Original Adaptation of Flying Geese Quilt
CONJP2 Original Adaptation of Flying Geese Quilt
c.1928
65 x 79 inches
Pennsylvania
SOLD

Totally unique and very graphic is this Pacific Marine Blue and white Flying Geese design with corner blocks. All Geese are aimed towards the center of each side while your eye is drawn to the center hand quilted medallion.

Triangular flying geese measure 6" X 4-1/4 X 4-1/2. Two outer rows..the first outer row is apx. 5" in width and is comprised of corner blocks, a center strip 10" in length which is joined by blue rectangles ..on the sides the longer rectangles measure 29" in length while on the top and bottom the rectangles measure 23" in length. The white center measures 31" X 44". There are Variable Stars in each of the 4 inside corner blocks.

There is a quilted center medallion design which I believe is original to the quilter. Surrounding the medallion are rows of straight line quilting with the outside perimeter of the four corners becoming crosshatched. Each triangle has three rows of echo straight line quilting. The points of each star are echo quilted with the center portion having cross hatch quilting. The entire quilt is extensively quilted using various patterns.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home approval.





conje18 Sunshine and Shadow Quilt
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CONJE18 Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow Quilt
c.1945
82 x 82 inches
Lancaster County, PA
$4,800
How graphically wonderful and exciting is this true Lancaster County Sunshine and Shadow quilt. The fabric used in creating this masterpiece dates from circa 1920 to circa 1945. We have cottons and wool crepes combined to make this quintessential Lancaster County quilt. Measuring 82 by 82 inches, with the small squares measuring 1-1/2 inches, the deep rich indigo blue corner squares measuring 12-1/4 inches. The binding is a typical 1 inch machine applied royal blue binding. The four borders measure 12-1/2 inches in a luscious teal. I believe there are 21 different colors used in the creation of the Sunshine and Shadows pattern. The backing is a luscious medium blue, different from anything on the front. All quilting, which is perfect, has been executed using black thread. This Amish quilt has been held in a private collection for decades, and is now ready for a new home. This mint condition quilt (there are one or two pencil point moth holes in one corner) is ready to be sent for your at home approval.





Q8263 Triple Irish Chain Quilt
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Q8263 Triple Irish Chain Quilt
c.1900
70 x 83 inches
Minnesota
$1,200

This triple irich chain quilt is a perfect quilt that is easy to fit into your decor. The yellow and red are all solid color fabrics creating a quilt that is easy to blend in with your fabrics of various hard to match prints.

Comprised of 1-7/8 inch squares that are all hand pieced and joined together with 10 inch blocks. The solid white joining blocks are entirely filled with medallion quilting. The balance of the quilt is quilted with diagonal quilting approximately 7/8 in apart. The binding is turned over from the back to the front and hand stitched down.

It appears that this quilt was never used, and packed away for over 100 years. The very thin batting inside makes this quilt perfect for the summer or in colder weather over another blanket or down comforter.

Now organically hand washed and ready to be shipped for your approval.



Q9241 Pond Lillies Kit Quilt
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Q9241 Pond Lillies Kit Quilt
c.1950
76 x 80 inches
Maine
$1,400

The discovery of a totally unused quilt is really exciting. The creator of this quilt was absolutely a master sewer. When purchasing a kit quilt one receives all the fabric. The design is stenciled on the white fabric and you are left to do all the work: all the piecing, appliqueing, embroidery, and quilting. The applique stitches are almost invisible. The quilting has been executed with tiny, even stitches. In addition to the basic applique work, the flowers, leaves, and petals are beautifully embellished with tiny embroidery stitches. The quilting designs are comprised of wreaths, shell butter diagonal quilting and rope design. The edging is scalloped and has a 1/4 inch applied binding. All work executed on this quilt is absolutely perfect.

The size of this quilt would fit a queen size bed or the complete top of a king size bed. Never before washed, now organically hand washed and ready to be sent to you for your approval.





Q9244 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
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Q9244 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
c.1930
78 x 86 inches
Ohio, family name upon sale
$1,400

If a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt can be described as sophisticated...this is the one. This beautifully executed quilt is comprised of thousands of 3/4" hexagons..all of which are hand sewn together and then perfectly hand quilted around each and every piece. The binding, also hand applied, is of the same green as the paths and measures 3/8" in width. A natural color white muslin is the backing for this quilt. All in all just beautifully constructed and graphically wonderful.

The "path" is comprised of a medium shade of green...one of the most desired colors of that era. There are dozens of wonderful calicos of which I can only find one repeat. No matter what your color scheme you will find that color on this wonderful, what appears to be unused, quilt. The center of each block is a medium shade of yellow. Every block has the same fabric for the outer and the same fabric for the inner circle...except for one! Many say that some women created an obvious difference in one area of their quilt because it was pretentious that they believe that they are perfect. On this quilt one block has alternating shades of pink in the inner circle....some wonderful character to this quilt. Yes, this is conjecture,but, I believe that here is one such case...

Organically hand washed by us and now ready to be sent for your approval.





cq400 Ohio/LaMoyne Star Crib Quilt
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CQ400 Ohio/LaMoyne Star Crib Quilt
c. 1930
32 x 54 inches
Androscoggin County, ME
$650
This is a silk satin LeMoyne Star with broken dishes pattern joining blocks. This regal little quilt was created solely as embellishment and never meant for a child to use. Baby quilts are washed all the time; silk quilts are not. This piece was probably created for an affluent family's infant. I've seen formal evening wear made from the same fabric. Comprised of 40 6-1/2” blocks that have been machine pieced to create a stunning wall hanging for today's homes. The colors are this year's spring designer colors and would be exquisite on a wall or to place on the dining room table as decoration. The backing is an early rayon solid pink. This optical illusion quilt will enhance and add sophistication to any decor.



Q9016 Log Cabin Barn Raising...Amish?
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Q9016 Log Cabin Barn Raising...Amish?
c. 1928
78 x 78 inches
Lancaster, PA
$2,800

Rayon is the natural fiber, yet man made rendition of silk. A less expensive version and sometimes more substantial than expensive silk. All of these attributes made it more readily affordable to the majority of families. These colors are the colors the Amish use and the Amish were known to use Rayon fabric. I cannot prove that this quilt is Amish, but I do believe it is. All fabrics on the front are solid colors as were used by the Amish. The backing, also Rayon, is a calico of a green print on black. The Amish were allowed to use prints on the backs of their quilts as the backs were not readily seen and therefore not pretentious.

The contrast between the light rows and the dark rows, to my eyes, causes visually an optical illusion effect which in turn causes the quilt to almost pulsate. This quilt is stunning!

Every color the Amish used is in this quilt...all the adults colors and all the children's colors...We seem to have an entire color range from black to white used in the creation of this piece of art.

A quilt such as this probably was created for Sunday and not to be used. Today we have a captivating piece of art for your wall.

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Always sent, at no charge, for your in home approval.





Q8176 Sunbonnet Sue Quilt
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Q8176 Sunbonnet Sue Quilt
c.1930
88 x 92 inches
Connecticut
$1,600

The designer, quilter and embroiderer of this totally unused quilt was indeed a master of her skills. As I am writing this the quilt is mint...never washed and never used...However, as I am about to organically wash the quilt it becomes titled unused.

It is comprised of 36..yes, 36.... 10" blocks of all different unused calicoes or plaids for the bodies and coordinating solid colors for the bonnets. Each Sue is outline embroidered. In addition, her hats are beautifully embroidery embellished. During the Depression, when many were out of work and finalcially hurting, this family was safe and secure. We know that from the purchased yardage of fabric. The beautiful rich deep Peach color fabric is used not only for the sashing and binding, but also for the backing. The peach wholecloth fabric backing has created a completely reversable quilt.

Sue is double lined outline quilted. There is a 4" sashing, 2" joining blocks, a 4' scalloped border and is finished with a 1/4" applied peach binding. Pieced by machine, this beautifully jubilent quilt has had all other work done by hand. The quilting is small and perfectly executed as is all the stitching and embroidery work. The Sue blocks have 1" crosshatch quilting, the sashing has groups of diamond within a diamond quilting design. The size is so unusual for this era...the bonus is this wonderful quilt will perfectly fit a queen size bed....or if you wish..a double size bed :-)

Now organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your at home approval....what a wonderful way to brighten up a child's room.





Q6441 Ocean Waves
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Q6441 Ocean Waves
c. 1925
68 x 70 inches
Illinois
$900

Wow...It is so amazing when one sees such a powerfully graphic antique quilt as wall art. Here is one such example...In addition this quilt would be stunning on a bed!

The Ocean Wave quilt pattern originated on the East Coast of America and migrated West with Eastern transplants. This Ocean Wave quilt was created in Illinois from dozens of different c.1900 to c.1928 calicoes. The triangles that make up the pattern measure 2"x2"x3". Majority of the triangles appear to be of one or another shade of blue. Due to the design of this pattern the center joining block is on point. Here the fabric used is a very pleasing shade of peach. The finishing edge is a 1/2" red and white applied polkadot fabric.

Entirely hand piece and hand quilted in 1-1/2" grid in the joining blocks, with one side of each triangle quilted, the effect is that of optical illusion ...first I see the Ocean Wave pattern ..then I see the peach joining blocks....to my eyes the effect is visually wonderful.

This quilt is registered with the Illinois Quilt Documentation Project. In perfect condition, but soft in feel from being used, this quilt has been organically washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent for your in home approval....quilts are always sent free of charge...





Q9059 Grandmother's Flower Garden
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Q9059 Grandmother's Flower Garden
c. 1950
58 x 88 inches
Maine
$650 or $1,200/pair

There are two of these, almost but not quite identical. They share many of the same fabrics...What a happy room these would create!

The Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern can only be pieced by hand. The second most popular quilt pattern during the Depression, it is still much loved and treasured. The amount of work that goes into the composition of this pattern is staggering....the earliest patterns were Mosaics, usually made from silk, many foundation pieced, without the specific color order we see on 20th century quilts and came to us from England. The name and design of this pattern was created in the 1920's.

This quilt was created in the 1950's and used many of today's, in fashion, colors...GREY!!..and more.

Made for a twin bed, this quilt can also be used, because of its size, as a throw for any size bed....or anywhere else you may want a cuddly coverup.

Each side of these (hundreds) of hexagons measure 3/4"..the outside ring of each garden is a solid color, the inside row is a coordinating calico, the center of each is a yellow/gold solid. The order of the print and solid rows is juxtaposed to the normal design and therefore rare and unusual. There is a separate applied 3/8" binding. The outside edge of each row is quilted, the center circle is outline quilted and the Gardens are joined by a white path.

In unused condition, organically hand washed by Betsey, this very happy feeling quilt is ready to be sent for your approval.





BTG71
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BTG71 "Blue Work" Embroidered Child's Quilt
c.1925
75 x 85 inches
Maine
$1,400

During the 1890's there was a craze for the style called "Red Work "...The Victorian era was rich with beautiful embroidery embellishment on silk and woolen quilts. A simpler style was created where the sewers could iron on stencil patterns then execute the stitching...usually a simple embroidery stitch. These quilts were created mainly using cotton fabric and therefore children could join in the style of the era. At that time the quilts were mostly red and white with the embroidery executed in red thread.

This C.1925 ..what I am calling "Blue Work" quilt, is the only one I have ever owned. I am surmising that the sewer was probably older...Maybe a Grandma making this for her grandchild :-)....She was using a style that was meaningful to her and deemed by her family too precious to use.

Created from 42 blocks, each measuring apx. 7-1/2" square, this quilt is a simple blue and white, the most popular color in our country. We have embroidered pictures of children, animals, flowers, days of the week, fairy tales and much more.

The sashing on this quilt, evoking happy feelings, measures 3-1/2" ..there is a double outside border with the blue measuring 3-1/8" and the white measuring 3-1/2". The perfectly executed quilting designs are : 1-1/4" crosshatching in the squares, "X" quilting design in the joining blocks, chain design in the sashing with diagonal quilting 1-1/2" apart on the borders. This quilt is finished with a separate applied white binding.

Appearing to be unused condition and now organically hand washed, this quilt is now ready to be sent for your at home viewing.



Q8953 Yoyo Coverlet with Lavender Paths
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Q8953 Yoyo Coverlet with Lavender Paths
c.1930
86 x 108 (218.4 x 274.3 cm)
Maine
$750

This is the largest Yo Yo coverlet I have ever seen! The picture you are looking at is actually the coverlet shown on my king size bed.
Hundreds and hundreds of 2" yo yo's are artistically placed to create a visual impact. There is a lavender "path" joining the 8" square blocks that each contain 16 yo yo's. I have been told that some women really enjoyed making these because you could easily take fabrics with you to work on...also because small pieces could be used in their construction.
There is every color you can imagine used here in the dozens and dozens of different calicoes from the 1920's into the early 1930's. The fabrics appear to be all unused...the coverlet appears the same. After months or years taking to make this captivating piece of art...I guess it was too special to use...now it is all ready to be a showcase on either a queen or king size bed.
Ready to be sent for your "on the bed " approval.



q9113a Variation of World's Fair Block Pictures
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Q9113a Variation of World's Fair Block Pictures
c.1925
65 x 79 inches
Pennsylvania
$700

Used here is the shade of red as seen in mid to early 19th century Turkey Red dyed fabric. However, this is a 20th century chemical dyed fabric not a vegetable dyed one.
A very graphic quilt created only in red and white becoming an optical illusion piece of art due to the pattern and the strong contrast with the white and wonderfully strong red. Beautifully machine pieced then hand quilted, this is a quilt to add to your home for its graphics, not its quilting. I feel that two different women created this piece of art...a meticulous piecer and graphic designer and a not so wonderful hand quilter!
Created from 9-1/2" blocks and finished with a 1/4" binding turned over from the back to the front then hand stitched down. This pattern creates for me what I first view as An Irish Chain pattern, then a Rob Peter to Pay Paul pattern and then a Center Medallion pattern....all together creating a wonderfully graphic optical illusion quilt...perfect for a wall calling for a red and white piece of textile art.
In unused condition and now organically hand washed by Betsey. This quilt is ready to be sent to your home for approval.



CONMC1 Extended Nine Patch Quilt
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CONMC1 Extended Nine Patch Quilt
c.1928
62 x 74 inches
Oklahoma
$900

Quilts come in all sizes and shapes...however, this one was created for a twin or single size bed in all different depression era pastels...greens, blues, yellows, pinks, etc. ...I'll bet for a little girl. Today we also use this size as a throw for a bed or couch... a summer wicker couch throw sounds like a wonderful idea...
Circular patterns are the most difficult to execute. These blocks are circular not square or rectangular! I have over 700 quilts in my shop and I could not find more that five or six with a circular block formation.
Oklahoma really suffered during the depression. This sewer had geometric skills that took her work to a higher level. Probably graphically created from the pieces left over from making clothes. There is a wonderful array of calicoes from that era displayed here... even some conversation prints!
Each circular block measures 15" in diameter....with the center 2-1/2" square and the corner pieces measuring 6-1/4" tip to tip.....The extended Nine Patch is one of the earliest patterns to be printed for widespread use....This is the only one here with a rare circular block formation.
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your at home approval...In this condition I wonder if this happy little quilt was ever used?





Q8180 Floral Center Medallion Kit Quilt
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Q8180 Floral Center Medallion Kit Quilt
c.1935
78 x 92 inches
Ohio or Illinois
$975

Unused...beautiful and will fit a queen bed...Don't let the description "kit Quilt" alarm you.. all this means is that the manufacturer supplied all the necessary fabric, batting and thread needed to create a beautiful quilt. Sewers and quilters came, as today, with many different skill sets. There are beautifully executed kit quilts and many different levels...the higher levels are the quilts I choose to buy.
The colors used for the flowers and leaves are the array of pastels seen during the depression era...they are happy and as such would cheer up an environment. A summer home...a beach home or just for the making of a happy bedroom.
The binding and scallop design are in mustard, a wonderful contrast to the pastels. Both the applique and quilting are executed using small stitches. We have echo quilting showing off the center medallion and the scalloped inner border..We have flowers and leave quilting ...The entire quilt is covered with a variety of quilting designs. The border is edged with a 3/8" applied binding.
This beautiful quilt was mint..never washed and apparently never used. Now that I have organically hand washed this quilt it is in a category called "unused". Please email or call if you would like me to send this quilt for your in home approval.





Q967 Child's Alphabet Quilt
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Q967 Child's Alphabet Quilt
c.1924
72 x 82 inches
New England
$1,200

Brought out from my collection is this wonderful, original design child's alphabet and number quilt.....I can imagine a very happy child having this quilt hung as art on either their bedroom or play room wall...What a fun and happy way to teach our alphabet and a word that goes with each letter through a wonderfully creative appliqued and embellished picture beginning with that letter.
In addition to a piece of art for a wall, this quilt will fit a twin or double bed....You could make up a different story every night from each letter
An added bonus is this quilt was created using a very sought after color ...orange....The whimsical border is scalloped and bound with the same orange as is the whole cloth backing. We have a triple border of off white, orange and yellow. Each block is set into its own part of a ladder with yellow sashing as the third border and the joining rectangle of the ladders.
This very happy, one of a kind child's quilt appears never to have been used and is now organically washed and ready to be sent for your at home approval. Please ask how we can make this ...or any quilt...ready to hang.





Q8994 Steeplechase
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Q8994 Steeplechase
c.1928
76 x 76 inches
Palmersville, PA
$2,200

This beautifully executed quilt must have been created by a woman who received an "A" in geometry. A piece of art that holds one's attention as one gazes at the perfect graphics and exquisite quilting. ....and in addition the quilt was created in blue and white.
Both hand and machine pieced then beautifully hand quilted and finished with an applied 1/4 " binding half by machine. The cobalt blue squares that comprise this Steeplechase design measure 1-1/2 " inches. The outside triangles that line both sides of a large border (almost 8-3/4" wide) measure 1-1/4" x 1-1/4 " x 1-7/8" creating a sawtooth edge framing both sides. The entire border is quilted with a gorgeous meandering vine which actually encompasses the entire width of the border. The main body of this "wow" quilt is covered with 1" crosshatch quilting....except that inside each white square there appears to be a quilted four leaf clover.
A treasure to behold that is not only stunning, sophisticated and beautifully executed, but at the same time this quilt radiates a feeling of peace.
In unused condition and now organically hand washed by Betsey. This quilt can be sent to you for at home approval.





Q9046 Double Irish Chain Quilt
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Q9046 Double Irish Chain Quilt
c.1928
57 x 84 inches
Ohio or Pennsylvania
$1,400

As difficult as it is to find a very, very large antique quilt..it is equally difficult to find an exciting twin or single bed size antique quilt in perfect, unused condition...and in blue and white! Blue is the most sought after color in our country.
This wonderful quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted. The white binding is turned over from the back to the front. The entire quilt is quilted in a 7/8" crosshatch grid pattern...The solid medium blue fabric used here makes this quilt easy to complement numerous color schemes.
This design is perfectly executed with a double border framing the entire graphically soothing quilt. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your at home approval.





Q9238 Original Pieced Design Quilt
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Q9238 Original Pieced Design Quilt
c.1928
72 x 86 inches
Mormon family information upon sale
$1,600

History is comprised of real events, however, sometimes the history we are told has been construed to fit the ideas of the time.
This original designed pieced pattern appears to resemble an early American frontier fort. The pieced pattern may be original, but the embroidered vignettes were created c.1925 during the Red Work craze by Ruby McKim. These depict the views of America held by many people at that time...today we know better!.....This one of a kind, beautifully hand pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered (using black thread) and showing numerous medallion designs, is in unused condition. The fabrics used here are an excellent quality cotton. an off white and a rich medium blue. The quilt is hand bound with a 1/4 inch blue binding.
There are images of the west as was told to Americans at that time....one vignette that is accurate is the one showing a colonial woman at the spinning wheel.
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your in home approval.
Purchased directly from the family....provenance upon sale of the quilt.





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.



Q9203 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
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Q9203 Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
c.1930
76 x 88 inches
New England
$1,700

The grandmother’s flower garden quilt design was the second most popular design created during the depression era. One of the reasons for this was because most of it could be made from scrap fabrics. This quilt is artistically arranged and comprised of hundreds of 1" hexagons. This pattern is one of the most time consuming quilt patterns to execute as each hexagon piece has to be sewn together by hand. The master seamstress/quilter would also hand quilt around the inside of each hexagon. Finishing the edge with a thin binding is also a challenge because with most of these quilts, there lacks a straight side. Instead the edge follows the pattern design. An added whimsical feature are the yellow free flowing hexagons, creating a delightful feeling and an unusual rendition.
In perfect condition, organically washed by hand and ready to be sent for your approval.



Q9121 Wool and Cotton Flannel Cozy Nine Patch Quilt
Q9121 Wool and Cotton Flannel Cozy Nine Patch Quilt
c.1920
68 x 78 inches
Maine
Off to a new home

This very, very cozy quilt is comprised of 13-1/3” blocks with each of the nine squares having sides measuring apx 4-3/8”. These squares are joined with 4-1/2” sashing of a gray cotton flannel. The intersecting blocks joining the squares measures apx 4-1/2” and are a soft medium blue flannel fabric. The nine patch blocks are comprised of both flannel and wool. There is a 3” blue cotton flannel and a gray cotton flannel around two sides of the quilt. The whole cloth backing is gray flannel which has created a warm, cuddly yet very graphic quilt. There is a separate applied 3/8” flannel binding. The entire piece has been quilted in a diagonal quilting pattern. All work has been executed by hand. It appears this quilt has never been used...now ready to keep you warm and cozy.
Always sent for your approval.



CONHO9 Baskets of Flowers
c.1930
72 x 78 inches
Pennsylvania
SOLD

A simple Basket pattern has been turned into a beautiful garden of flowers. There are thirty 7-1/2 " pieced basket blocks on point. Each basket is filled with a different hand appliqued flower...30 different flowers appliqued in every wonderful, vibrant color in one's garden. The basket handles, flowers and leaves are all hand embellished with beautiful matching or complementary colors of embroidery thread. Each alternating block on point is a solid pink making the entire quilt just seem happy :-) This quilt measures approximately 72 x 78. The pieces making up the flower blocks are all hand outline quilted. The solid pink blocks are quilted with diagonal crosshatching. The 4 borders surrounding the baskets are quilted in a perpendicular quilting grid. All quilting and embroidery are executed by hand while the blocks are pieced together by machine. The backing of this quilt is a natural color cotton muslin. The binding has been turned over from the front to the back. I believe this quilt is from Pennsylvania, appears never to have been used, and dates from C.1930. Perfect for either a bed or a wall, now organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your viewing.



Q8928 Whole Cloth Quilt
Q8928 Whole Cloth Quilt
c. 1928
78 x 80
Midwest
$1,400

The term "whole cloth" means repeats of the same fabric sewn together to give the illusion of one large piece of fabric. Usually when you see such a happening the quilter wanted to show off her quilting ability. With the solid fabrics this quilt is perfect for a room with many different complicated fabrics. This turquoise green color typifies one of the 1920’s palates. A wonderful attribute of this quilt is that it is turquoise green on one side and yellow on the other, creating a completely reversible quilt... therefore actually two quilts in one. A sociological clue to this quilt is that it had to be made from purchased fabric - so perhaps from a family with discretionary income. The beauty of this quilt is, as mentioned, the graphic quilting. It includes a chain stitched design outer border, cross hatching 3/4” apart and a center medallion wreath. The edging is pillow cased. I’m conjecturing when I say this was created by a women who likes to quilt rather than piece. In perfect unused condition. Organically hand washed and ready for your home.



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CONDS4 Lancaster County Amish Bars with Corner Squares
c.1900
75 x 82 inches
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$4,900

The true colors seem impossible for me to capture...these are the best we seem to take.
This quintessential Lancaster Amish Bars quilt is comprised of a rich deep coffee, a rich red/burgundy and a deep medium blue. The four border blocks are a signature of the Lancaster Amish quilts. Amish woman in the early part of the 20th century and before used wool as their first choice in fabrics. The fabrics used here are fine wool challis. The exception in fabric type is the cotton whole-cloth backing in a tiny muted check. Amish woman were allowed to use printed, plaid or check fabric for the backings of their quilts. Not seen is not being pretentious.
The Bars on this quilt measure 6" in width with an 11-1/2" outer border and a 2-3/4" inner border which circumvents the inner Bars. Lancaster Amish quilt bindings are typically wide and here measure 1-1/8" in width.
The outer border has an unusual criss crossing wreath pattern and the blue that encircles the bars has a chevron and windmill quilting pattern. Diagonal cross hatching is the pattern chosen for the Bars in a 7/8" grid. Quilting executed in a basket pattern is seen in the four corner blocks.
Please call for more information....
I am happy to send this exquisite quilt for you approval.



CONLL1 Amish Diamond in the Square
CONLL1 Amish Diamond in the Square
c.1910
80 x 80 inches
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

This is a quintessential Lancaster County Amish Quilt. When you ask any lover of Amish quilts what is the quilt they must own, most will say A Diamond in a Square. This early rendition has been created from wool crepe and always from their specific clothing colors. Amish quilts are machine pieced and then exquisitely hand quilted. This piece is no exception. The backing is a late 19th century stripe. It’s acceptable for a stripe to be on the back of the quilt but never on the front as that would look pretentious and not a fabric they would wear. The outside binding is the typical 1” width, the next border is 11-1/2” and quilted with wreaths and stars. The inner border is 4-3/4” in width. The outer block is rich purplish blue, followed by rose, magenta and slate blue. The inner corner triangles are quilted with vines of grapes and tulips. The inner most border is quilted in a modified herringbone and pinwheel. The center diamond in a square has an 7 pointed star, triple line quilted and surrounded by a beautifully quilted wreath. Each corner has a quilted design 6 pointed star. This sophisticated and naturally simple Amish quilt is a major piece of art for your wall or will fit a queen size bed. Ready to send on approval. Please remember that colors aren’t exact when seen on your computer.





Q6404 Rose Applique Quilt
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Q6404 Rose Applique Quilt
c.1940
72 x 88 inches
New England
Original Price: $1,100
Sale Price: $650

Because of the large dimensions and the fact that this quilt can be used in either direction, it will fit a single, double or queen size bed. Completely appliquéd and quilted by hand with a pillowcase, slightly scalloped edging, also finished by hand. An exquisite center medallion has been executed on this quilt. To obtain a kit quilt, someone would send away to one of the cotton batting manufacturers and purchase a pre-stamped top, a backing and all the pieces to execute a beautiful quilt. Usually but not always, these kits were appliqué kit quilts. I’m not sure if this quilt was never used, but it was certainly hardly used. When one looks closely, one can still see the blue dots to follow for quilting. There is an alluring array of quilting patterns seen on this piece. Some include wreaths, other wreaths circling the quilt and quilting that mirrors the bows. Nicely executed, and as a crowning touch, todays colors are seen here. Coming from New England, professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for a new home.



CONLL4 Amish Nine Patch Quilt
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CONLL4 Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Quilt
c.1915
72 x 72 inches
Lancaster County, PA
$6,200

We are aware that color combinations from the Amish quilts are unique to the Amish since they’re from the limited scope of the colors of their clothing. Comprised of both wool and cotton, this 9 Patch Quilt design is taken to another level due to the 4 corner blocks on the outer and inner borders...only found on Lancaster Amish quilts.. The typical 1” wide binding is an olive green wool which is also used in the creation of the 9 patch blocks. The outer border measures 10-1/2” in width and has a very Lancaster County floral wreath design quilted in all the blue sections. The corner blocks are quilted in a bouquet design held with ribbon. The next border measures 4” in width and quilted the same the way. Each of the 4 corner squares in the inner border are quilted with the same floral design. The main body of the 9 patch has been quilted in a 1-3/8” cross hatch pattern. All piecing has been done by machine and the entire quilt is hand quilted with small even stitches. The backing is a solid pumpkin colored cotton....the Amish could use fabrics different from their clothing for the backs of their quilts. The rust and lavender fabrics are cotton and all the green fabric is wool. Quilts are always sent on approval..



QT821 Cotton Chenille Embellished Bed Cover Quilt Top
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QT821 Cotton Chenille Embellished Bed Cover Quilt Top
Early 20th Century
75 x 92 inches
Believed to be from Texas or Oklahoma
$750

I found a very creative and well executed 20th century rendition of a 19th century tulip appliqué quilt. This coverlet had been painstakingly created with cut cotton chenille stitching being completely hand done. Original, unusual and beautifully executed. This piece of art is a happy light weight cotton bed cover.
Measuring 75 x 92”, this piece will nicely cover any size bed from a twin to a king as it can be placed in either direction. The creator had edged this coverlet with a 3” pink border surrounding the off white main fabric. The colors used in this folk art piece are typical for the 1920s and 1930s. Organically hand washed and ready for your home.



Q8487 Amish Trip Around the World
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Q8487 Lancaster County Amish Trip Around the World
c.1950
86 x 86 inches
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$2,800

A very old Amish quilt or a piece of Modern Art ?

This Lancaster County Amish Trip Around the World is both brilliant and dynamic. The selection of colors seem to draw one's sight towards the center of the textile. A full array of colors used in children's clothing is used here along with a few of the adult clothing colors. Created from wool crepe and cottons, it appears that this quilt has never been used. The squares measure 3-1/2”, the outside border measures 16” in width (including a 2” binding). The border is quilted in a design of a bouquet of flowers held together by ribbon. A most unusual quilting pattern. The piecing is done with a treadle machine while quilting is executed by hand in small and even stitches. This combination of quilting methods is typical of the Amish. Cross hatching has been created in a 1" diagonal grid resulting in an “x” quilted through each square. The four corner squares measure 14-1/2” and visually let us know that this quilt was definitely created in Lancaster County. Ready for viewing on approval in your home. This quilt will make an amazing statement on your wall or used as bedding.





Q9019 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
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Q9019 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
c.1928
72 x 74 inches
New England
$1,600

Completely unusual is the way I would describe this wedding Ring quilt.....I have never seen this quilt pattern comprised using a combination of these fabrics. The 4 joining squares are 2” and created from a check pattern of off white with two shades of blue. The pieces in the ring are 2" by 1" at the top and 3/4” at the bottom. This entire quilt is hand pieced and extensively hand quilted. All parts of the rings are outline quilted. The binding is applied by hand and finished in the same manner. The center of each ring is quilted in a "baseball" pattern....once again something I have never seen on a quilt. This quilting design along with the blue plaid joining blocks and the choice of other fabrics lead me to believe that a Mother created this quilt for her son as a wedding present.

Double wedding rings are traditionally comprised of calicos. This quilt is pieced using checks, stripes and a few solid fabrics. A one of a kind Double Wedding Ring quilt in an era where most depression era quilters made this pattern. Lovingly created by a woman who had originality and did not follow the pack. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.





Q9117 Grapes and Vines
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Q9117 Grapes and Vines
c.1930
73 x 73 inches
Believed to be from the Midwest
$1,600

Happy and perky would be the way I describe this center medallion appliqué quilt. I believe this is a kit quilt, however, I’ve been unable to locate the company that distributed it. This quilt has been appliquéd using some of the tiniest stitches I have ever seen. The light and dark purple grapes have been stuffed. All applique work including the grapes, leaves and vines are outline quilted. The beautifully quilted center medallion shows a display of clusters of quilted grapes and leaves. There are only 4 solid colored fabrics used in the creation of this quilt, making it an easy addition to any home using these colors. The appliqued vines range from 1/8" to 1/4” in diameter while the grapes are 3/4” in diameter. Diagonal quilting radiates out from the center in 1-1/8” grids. The direction of the grid quilting draws one's eye into the center and the beautiful medallion. A quilt fit for a queen size bed with 6-1/2” overhang on each side. A stunning addition for a summer home or any environment that is bright and cheery. In perfect and what appears to be unused condition, this quilt has been organically washed and is ready to be sent for your viewing and approval.





conlk1 Postage Stamp Trip Around the World
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CONLK1 Postage Stamp Trip Around the World
c.1928
72 x 80 inches
Ohio (Family name given upon sale)
$1,900

This Postage Stamp Trip Around the World is comprised of over 4200 1” squares and is absolutely mind boggling for the amount of precise and graphically perfect piecing in this quilt. :-) There are over 40 different fabrics, solids and calicos, all pieced and quilted meticulously by hand. The border is wonderfully finished with prairie points and pillowcase edged. The quilting is wonderfully executed. Because of the 80" size this amazing quilt will fit a queen size bed or completely cover the top of a king size bed. As you can see, this quilt is also a major piece of art for a wall in your home. Where there is not an actual top or bottom, you can hang it either way. The direction it’s shown here, vertically, adds height to the room. If you want to add width to a room, you’d hang it the other way. In perfect, unused condition. Organically washed by Betsey and ready for your viewing. I’m happy to send it on approval.



conclk1 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
CONCLK1 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
Dated 1904
60 x 78 inches
West Virginia
SOLD

I will classify this original folk art Crazy Quilt as “off the charts”! It’s spectacular! This quilt is truly a piece of art. Comprised of 12 20” square blocks, using fabrics that are mostly 1890’s wool and wool challis. The backing is 1880’s - 90’s flannel thus creating not only a warm, but a very cozy quilt. Much of the embellishment on this quilt is three dimensional. There are a lot of unanswered questions on this piece. I have a feeling it was made by Grandma, whose initials may have been V.B.M. Many of the blocks are initialed. Does this mean that many people made a block or were the blocks made in their honor? There is a similar style so I believe it was made by one person, however that is up for discussion. One block has 5 sets of initials all ending in M. Could this be Gandma's children or grandchildren? This major piece of textile folk art can be hung in either direction. If you want to rotate it, you’ll see a totally different piece of art work. This is such a happy quilt. I think the creator must have adored her family. Ready to be sent for your approval at home.



Q9101 Whole Cloth Reversible Quilt with Prairie Points
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Q9101 Whole Cloth Reversible Quilt with Prairie Points
c. 1928
78 x 101 inches (plus 1-5/8" prairie points)
Midwest
$1,500

This whole cloth completely reversible quilt is mint green on one side and a warm yellow on the other. The quilt has been beautifully quilted using a darker green thread. Only a quilter with perfectly executed stitches would show off her work in such a prominent way. Quilting stitches and designs show beautiful wreaths, feathers and flowers which have been quilted throughout. All areas that are not design quilted are filled completely in with cross hatching. The entire quilt has been beautifully executed. Because of the solid fabrics this quilt will easily work with your decor in either of these color families. Will fit almost any size bed. Perfect unused condition, organically hand washed and ready for your home.



DQ304 Trip Around the World Doll Quilt
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DQ304 Trip Around the World Doll Quilt
c.1928
11 x 11-1/2 inches
Maine
$165

This precious little doll quilt is in complete original condition. Lovingly pieced and quilted by hand and finished with a pillowcase edge executed in teeny tiny stitches. The 1” squares create the trip around the world using a variety of 1920's-30's calicoes. This diminutive quilt appears to never have been used and now organically hand washed and ready for your approval.





CONHO Sunbonnet Sue
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CONHO Sunbonnet Sue
c.1930
83 x 101 inches
New England
$1,100

A delightfully happy Sun Bonnet Sue Quilt created with fabrics from the 1920’s and 30’s. On this Sunbonnet Sue design some of the Sue’s actually look like they’re walking and dancing. The creator must have been a happy person. Originally this quilt would have been made for a double bed with a large overhang and pillow tuck. Today, it will fit a queen size bed with a 10” overhand and pillow tuck....or a twin or double sized bed. The outer white border measures apx 7-1/2 inches with an unusual Gothic quilting design The innermost 3-1/2 inch pink border is quilted using a chain design.Each little girl is outline quilted. The 1/4 inch binding is applied by machine and closed by hand. The stitches are nice and even. Unused condition..... Organically hand washed and ready for approval in your home.





QT820 Foundation Pieced Crazy Quilt Top (can be tied)
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QT820 Foundation Pieced Crazy Quilt Top
c. 1935
76 x 78 inches
New England
$525

Happy, happy, happy :-). This is the best way I can describe this quilt top. As a result of the foundation pieceing, this quilt top doesn’t need to be quilted, only tied. The basic block is a 7” crazy quilt diamond. Then 11 plus diamonds are put together to create a strip 75” long. The next step was 14 of these strips sewn together to created this top. The foundation piecing was done by hand. The blocks and strips were then sewn by machine giving you a sturdy piece to work with. No matter what your depression era color scheme is, those colors are going to be on this quilt top. All of the fabrics on this quilt top are unused. It appears that these were scraps left over from whatever this seamstress was making. The two end rows are solid pieces of fabric instead of being pieced in a crazy quilt manner. This creates two borders for the quilt top. This top can be used in any direction. The photo shows the direction that looks (to my eye) the best when hanging. In unused ...unwashed condition...to be sent for your approval..





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...





Q8887 Nine Patch Irish Chain Crib Quilt
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Q8887 Nine Patch Irish Chain Crib Quilt
c.1950
34 x 41 inches
New England
$1,100

Turquoise is one of today’s designer colors. A simple and graphic piece of art with a solid color tourquoise will complement any decor. Bright and happy, this color was popular in the 1920’s, 1950’s and now again. This 4 inch 9 patch is comprised of 1-1/4” squares. Each turquoise and white block is joined by a solid white block of the same size. The border consists of an inner border of 1-1/2” in turquoise and an outer border of 2" in white. The outside edge of the border is 3/8 inch turquoise binding. The quilt is completely made up of only two fabrics. It is hand pieced and hand quilted, and the binding is hand applied. There are 3 different patterns of quilting on this piece. The outside border is cross-hatched, the 9 patch is a diagonal double line quilting and the white blocks are quilted with a two crossing ellipses. In pristine unused condition. This is an exact replica of an adult's quilt. A New England quilt organically hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home.



Q7078 Miniature Dresden Plate Crib Quilt
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Q7078 Miniature Dresden Plate Crib Quilt
c.1928
35 x 50 inches
Northern Indiana
$550

This sweet little crib quilt has been lovingly used but is in remarkably wonderful condition. The creator of this little treasure put so much love into the creation of this little piece of art. The plates measure 5” from tip to tip. The little Dresden spokes measure 1-7/8“ top to bottom with 1” center circles. It is nicely quilted and would make a wonderful piece of art in a child’s nursery or in other rooms with pastel colors. Hand quilted and hand appliquéd with a binding that is put on by machine and then finished by hand. There is a little wear on the binding, but it is hardly noticeable. Hand washed organically by Betsey and ready to be sent 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.



Q9064-A Variegated Hexagon/Mosaic
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Q9064-A Variegated Hexagon/Mosaic
c.1928
73 x 85 inches
Maine
$550

This very sweet quilt has been lovingly used over the past 90 years and is now now soft and cuddly. There are dozens of different fabrics pieced here, creating a quilt perfect for a fabric "junkie". The hexagons are all outline quilted and the center of each hexagon has a quilted circle. The hexagons are 2” side to side, all hand quilted and hand pieced. Two sides have apx 3” lavender calico borders while the other two sides have apx 4” calico borders. The binding measures 3/8”. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



Q9086 Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
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Q9086 Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
c.1930
78 x 98 inches
Origin unknown
$2,200

Three blocks of different designs are combined to create what I believe is an original quilt pattern. One block is a quarter of the Blazing Star pattern block. One block is a 12 block formation, while the third block is placed around the outside of the pieced pattern. This is a rectangular block that is a combination of the other two blocks. The wide border is edged with a delicate scallop and finished with a 1/4 inch hand binding. The quilting design and the quilting are small and perfectly executed. This is an amazingly beautiful quilt that had never been used or washed. The delicious strawberry color is a focal point of today's color schemes. Now professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home, it will fit any size bed. Must be seen to fully grasp the beauty and graphics of this quilt.



Q9083 Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt
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Q9083 Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt
c.1928
64 x 74 inches
Pennsylvania
$800

This Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt was executed in a formation of fifty six 9-inch blocks, pieced by hand and tied. The quilt was tied to secure the thick cotton batting inside, as this was made for warmth. Very happy daisy floral whole cloth backing in blue, white, red and pink. The quilt is reversible because of the whole cloth backing. Hand stitched 1-1/4 inch turned over binding from back to front. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to use.



Q8967 Cactus Basket
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Q8967 Cactus Basket
c.1930
68 x 85 inches
New York or Connecticut
$800

This delightfully happy quilt is comprised of 7-1/4 inch outline quilted pieced cactus basket blocks with solid white blocks all on point. The artist who chose these colors loved happy spring and summertime colors. The cactus basket blocks, because they are created on the diagonal, bring the artistic view of this quilt to another level. The outside edge has a 3 inch border with a 3/8” binding. The borders have chain quilting around the entire outside edge. Each border is slightly different from the other. The diamonds have 2-3/8 inch sides, the baskets are completely outline quilted and the white blocks have a quilted leaf design. One can see the beautiful even quilting stitches when turned over. In unused condition. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for a new home.



CONMG7 Cotton Velvet Crazy Quilt
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CONMG7 Cotton Velvet Crazy Quilt
c.1910 front, later back
54 x 62 inches
New Jersey
$850

The addition of bright and lively colors is not common in the world of Victorian crazy quilts. There are 56 blocks with apx 7 1/2” sides. The fabrics used are cotton velvets, cotton corduroys and a very few pieces of silk velvet dispersed throughout the quilt. The mustard gold backing was added later and turned over as a binding. The top stitching embellishment has been executed with various colors of cotton floss. The stitching is simple but adds a graphic touch to this unused quilt. This piece can either be used or hung on the wall as vibrant art.



CONDL Original Pattern (pattern name unknown)
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CONDL Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
c.1930
72 x 86 inches
Origin unknown
$900

In excellent condition, this bright and cheerful quilt has been skillfully hand pieced using both a solid medium pink and white cotton. Each block measures 7-1/2 inches square. The border is a variation of the Ice Cream Cone with alternative pink and white pieces. This border is 5-3/4 inches wide, which includes a 3/8 inch separately applied pink binding. The backing is solid white cotton. Completely hand quilted with outline quilting. The white areas are hand quilted with echo heart/floral motifs. The simple color scheme insures that this piece will fit easily into many decors. Due to its size, this quilt could be used on a single, double, and if turned sideways a queen size bed with a footboard. Lovingly used, this quilt is now soft and supple. Hand washed by Betsy and ready for your home.



Q8641 Pastel Double Wedding Ring
Q8641 Pastel Double Wedding Ring
c.1930
71 x 84
Florida
SOLD

This lovely, cotton quilt is in the popular Double Wedding Ring pattern. Its extra appeal lies in the creator’s choice of solid pastels, reminiscent of rainbow sherbet, for her color palette. It starts with a lovely peach ground with rings consisting of soft blues, yellow, greens, pinks and pale lavender. The squares joining the rings are in the soft raspberry and watermelon green found in the rings.

Hand pieced and hand quilted with echo, outline and cross hatch stitches this beauty also boasts hand stitched flowers with eight petals in each of the large peach areas inside the rings. The backing is white and the skillfully applied ¼ inch watermelon green binding follows the scalloped edge of the quilt.

A lovely creation that is classic in design and refreshing in fabric selection and arrangement. This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent, soft condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.

Q1296 Embroidered birds
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Q1296 Embroidered birds
c.1935
82 x 82 inches
Nebraska
$400

The stencils for these birds were created by a women whose name I can’t remember. Do you know? If you know her name please email me. I have many embroidery books, and I know I have hers, but it eludes me at the moment. The embroidered blocks measure 8 inches square and are all on point. The joining blocks are a raspberry pink. There are three connected 4-1/2 inch borders all around the outside of the quilt. First raspberry pink, then white, then raspberry pink again, ending with a 3/8 inch white applied binding. All blocks and strips are pieced by machine. The hand quilting is beautifully done. Nice, neat and straight quilting with wreath variations. The cross-hatching on the border is 2 inches apart. The quilt appears to be unused. This 82 x 82 inch quilt will fit a twin, double or queen size bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home.



Q8531 Optical Illusion Quilt
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Q8531 Optical Illusion Quilt
c.1950
70 x 79 inches
New England
$850

This is an unknown pattern comprised of a combination of at least three or four known patterns. In today’s world, the woman who created this quilt would probably be an engineer. A mathematical and engineering feat, this optical illusion quilt, because of the fabrics, has resulted in a very happy and positive piece of art. Pieced by machine and quilted by hand, the fabrics date from the 1920s to 1950. Each and every triangle is outline quilted by hand and some are echo quilted, also by hand. There is an 8-1/2 inch raspberry pink border with a 4 inch wide rope design quilted all around the edge. The binding measures 3/8 inch and is finished by machine. The corners of this quilt are curved, creating a wonderful effect when on a bed. This graphic quilt would also be great on a wall.

It has today’s colors, raspberry and turquoise. One pattern is a 4 patch broken dishes, one is the LeMoyne or Ohio Star, a third pattern is a variation of Jacob’s Ladder, while the forth pattern is the Ocean Wave. The backing is a whole cloth raspberry pink, enabling this quilt to become completely reversible. What a mathematical masterpiece! This quilt appears to be in perfect, unused condition, is professionally washed by Betsey and is ready for a new home.



Q9077 Dresden Plate Summer Coverlet
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Q9077 Dresden Plate Summer Coverlet
c.1930
74 x 91 inches
Maine
$395

In perfect unused condition. The plates measure 11-3/4 inches tip to tip. The plate is made up of 4 inch long segments with a 3-1/2 inch diameter peach circular center. This summer coverlet will completely cover the top of a king size bed with a little over 5 inches on each side. There is no top or bottom to this piece so it will fit a queen or double bed depending which way you turn the quilt. There is a 1/4 inch hand applied scalloped binding. All work is executed by hand with minuscule stitches. Believed to be from west central Maine.



Q9073 Youth Size Crazy Quilt Variation
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Q9073 Youth Size Crazy Quilt Variation
c.1928
53 x 71 inches
Virginia
$800

This very happy little youth size cotton crazy quilt has been created by using blocks and sashing. Approx 3-3/4" blocks with 1" sashing. On this quilt you have one of the most amazing arrays of 1920s fabrics. The backing and the binding are very unusual black, white, peach, and pale green print. The sashing where it joins each block has been tied. There is cotton batting inside. This quilt was originally made for a twin bed. Turned sideways it would cover and go over the edge of a queen bed. The best way I can describe this quilt is "very happy". It is completely pieced by hand. The applied binding is also by hand. What a happy way to study the 1920s fabrics. Complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



CONLF20 Amish Chevron
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CONLF20 Amish Chevron
c. 1940
84 x 92 inches
Indiana
$1,800

Very typical of Amish quilts, the piece has been machine pieced and quilted by hand. These are mostly the colors of children's clothing. Each piece is outline quilted. The 4-1/2 inch border has a binding put on by machine and finished by hand. The remaining 4 inches are covered with what appears to be ocean wave quilting. The backing of the quilt is lilac, the color of little girls' clothing. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9066 Pinwheel
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Q9066 Pinwheel
c. 1930
68 x 88 inches
Unknown origin
$950

Made for a double bed, but since there is no top or bottom, it could be used on a queen bed. The pinwheel blocks measure apx 18 x 18 inches with triple sashing joining the blocks. Each strip of sashing is apx 1-1/3 inches wide. Each piece in the pinwheel is outline quilted. The center of the pinwheel is 3-3/4 inches diameter. The sashings are joined by a nine patch block at the corner of each square. The white blocks have a diamond in a square quilting. The white strip of sashing along all the blocks is cross hatched. The backing is in the original shade of pink while the front pink is faded. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.





Q8496 Four Block Applique with Hawaiian Design
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Q8496 Four Block Applique with Hawaiian Design
c.1930
70 x 75 inches
New Holland, PA
$1,400

This exquisitely designed quilt is all hand pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. The creator has borrowed concepts from two different social backgrounds to create her piece of art. The 4 block formation was a design from the 2nd quarter of the middle part of the 19th century. The appliquéd motif is reminiscent of a Hawaiian design and may actually be a copy of such. This is beautifully appliquéd, reverse appliquéd and quilted with minuscule stitches. There are stars quilted in the raspberry pink center and around the center of the Hawaiian block. The 24 inch square blocks have an apx 2-1/2 inches of sashing around the blocks creating a visual of 4 separate blocks. The white areas around the appliqué have cross hatched stitching and the each appliqué piece has been outline quilted.

On opposite sides of the quilt the border white is 7-1/4 inches. Nine inch white borders make up the two opposing sides. The front is turned over to the back and stitched by hand for a finished binding. Turned over bindings were often used in Pennsylvania. The backing is a heavy duty cotton almost giving the appearance of linen. In apparently unused condition and now hand washed by Betsey, she is ready for a new home.



Q8948 Yo-yo Coverlet w/ Yellow Paths
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Q8948 Yo-yo Coverlet w/ Yellow Paths
c.1928
66 x 70 inches
New England
$650

Yo-yo’s are used in this 9 patch formation of apx 5 x 5 inches, surrounded by 1 3/4 inches of mustard yellow Yo-yo paths around each block. Because it is sewn by machine onto a muslin backing, this is a quilt that is easy to use. On one end there is a 7/8 inch machine binding in the same fabric and color as the Yo-yo’s that join the blocks. Hung on a wall, this quilt would make a fabulous piece of art.



CONJE2 Amish Evening Star with Nine Patch Center
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CONJE2 Amish Evening Star with Nine Patch Center
c. 1940
71 x 85 inches
Lancaster County, PA
Late classical period of Amish Quilts
$3,900

This is a beautiful Amish rendition of the evening star pattern. It's in mint condition. Pieced by machine and exquisitely hand quilted, this piece has a 3/4 inch appliqued binding finished by hand. We know this was a wedding present by the double lined quilted hearts throughout the 8 inch purple border. the thinner inside warm beige border is 2 inches wide and is quilted with an intriguing geometric pattern. The star blocks are 8-1/2 inches on point. The solid purple interior design is 48-1/2 x 61-1/2. The blocks in the nine patch center are 9 inch square. The turquoise pieces are 1 inch. the beige points are 7/8 inch wide. Light green backing. Absolutely stunning. When I look at this quilt from afar it looks two dimensional.





CONJE1 Mennonite Joseph's Coat
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CONJE1 Mennonite Joseph's Coat
c. 1900
77 x 80 inches
Made in Lancaster County, PA
Purchased in Buncombe County, NC
$6,200

This exquisite Mennonite quilt is called "Joseph's Coat". The 1/3 inch turned over binding is finished by hand. The strips are machine pieced. The quilting is entirely by hand. There are at least four different quilting patterns on the bars, and the same pattern goes from top to bottom. The border diagonal bars are outline quilted. The close-up photo on my web page will give you an excellent image of the quilting detail. At one time when the quilt was folded inside out, some water hit the back of the quilt and there is now a stain on the back which can't be seen from the front. There is one dime sized stain on the front. It is in perfect condition otherwise.





Q9061 Bricks
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Q9061 Bricks
c. 1930
65 x 82 inches
New England
$1,100

This funky Bricks quilt has been machine pieced and hand quilted. Created around 1930, I think the soft subdued colors feel very comforting. Because it is 65 x 82 inches, the quilt was made for a single bed. When turned the long way it would cover a queen size bed covering 10 inches on each side. Because of the solid color fabrics it is easy to match with existing fabric choices. I like this quilt sideways, but it was too long to photograph. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8670 Mohawk Trail Quilt
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Q8670 Mohawk Trail Quilt
c. 1925
68 x 78 inches
Virginia
$1,200

Antique quilts that show a predominately black fabric are difficult to find. Here we have a Mohawk Trail's quilt that was created in a way that shows not only graphics but movement. This is one quilt that can be turned in any direction and have the exact pattern. Black and white are the main colors..however, there are wonderful calicoes containing greens, blues, purples, pinks, red, yellow and orange colors. There are half moon borders on two ends with a blue, red and white plaid binding. All work is executed by hand. Outline quilting and echo quilting is executed throughout. The blocks are 5-1/2" ..the little pieces are 1-1/2 x apx. 3/4 ".
Created for a double bed..but, then never or hardly used. Today we use so many quilts as art for our walls or this quilt could be a perfect throw for your queen or king size bed or couch.
This quilt has been organically washed and is ready to be sent for your approval.



CONLH2 Center Medallion Log Cabin Variation quilt top
CONLH2 Center Medallion Log Cabin Variation quilt top
c.1928
71 x 82 inches
New England
SOLD

The logs in this quilt pattern are all foundation pieced by machine onto a wonderful array of commercial emblem printed feed sacks. Many of the designs can be clearly seen. This quilt has been created in patriotic colors. And because of the machine piecing you may add batting, a backing, and reverse tie. Add your binding and you will have a beautiful quilt.



Q8201 Variation of Drunkard's Path or Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q8201 Variation of Drunkard's Path or Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c.1930
82 x 84 inches
Elilzabethtown, PA
$1,200

The person who created this quilt was not only wonderful with piecing, but was also an exquisite quilter. The quilt was created with 12 inch blocks alternating with one in solid white, then a block in a pieced coral/raspberry Rob Peter to Pay Paul. The way the blocks have been placed together resulted in a third pattern; Steeplechase. We now have three patterns comprised on one quilt. The white blocks are beautifully quilted with a wreath. The center of the wreath is quilted in a pinwheel design.

After the blocks had all been pieced together, the quilter finished the quilt using diagonal and straight line quilting throughout. The 8-1/2 inch border is completely covered with rope design quilting. This quilt is edged with a scalloped border following the outline of the rope design. In addition it is fun to see the very slight pencil lines drawn for the quilting design. The edge is finished with a machine stitched pillowcase. I’m not sure why a woman with this ability would use a sewing machine. Perhaps she was quietly boasting to her friends that she owned a treadle sewing machine?

Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home, where it will fit any bed from single to queen.



Q8480 Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Snowball
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Q8480 Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Snowball
c.1930
76 x 80
Lancaster, PA
$1,600

This graphically wonderful quilt is a combination of three patterns creating a totally unusual piece of textile art. Exquisitely designed and pieced then beautifully hand quilted with small perfect stitches. This Pennsylvania quilt is in pristine unused condition. The raspberry solid pink fabrics, which I can best describe as "yummy".. .not very technical term... are used for the squares and triangles. The squares measure 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". The triangles measure 2-1/4 " x 1-1/2" x 1-1/2". By placing these patterns in a certain configuration, the creation is an optical illusion art piece. This is a totally rare and as far as I know, an original quilt pattern. This quilt has a 5-1/2 inch solid white border. The white backing is used to form a turned over binding then closed by hand. The design part of the body of the quilt is cross-hatched throughout while the snowballs are quilted in a Maltese-cross format. The border appears to be an original free flowing flower and vine design. The quilting stitches are small and even. As this quilt measures 76 x 80, it can be used for a single, double or queen size bed. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready for your approval either as art for your wall or am amazing quilt for your bed.



Q9028 Tumbling Blocks Quilt
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Q9028 Tumbling Blocks Quilt
c.1930
77 x 67 (195.6 x 170.2 cm)
$1,600

A wonderful 20th century Tumbling Blocks quilt! In soft, cuddly cotton in all solid hues. True indigo blue in a beautiful shade pairs very well with soft yellow and light blue gray in this well made quilt. Entirely hand pieced and hand quilted using outline stitching throughout. Diamonds measure 2 ⅜ x 3 inches.

The backing is off white muslin and the applied binding is slightly uneven in width - varying from 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch - in the same indigo cotton used for the interior with small sections of the blue gray cotton at each corner. This is a cozy quilt that was used and lovingly cared for. A perfect quilt to cuddle up in it would also work very well as an accent piece, or better yet as stunning textile graphic art for your wall.

We don't often find Tumbling Blocks quilts with such an appealing soft palette in all solid hues, especially with this beautiful indigo blue. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8983 Steeplechase with 9 Patch Corner Blocks
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Q8983 Steeplechase with 9 Patch Corner Blocks
c.1930
79 x 90 (200.7 x 228.6 cm)
Pittsburg, PA area
$1,300

A fabulous quilt in wonderful condition...with a crisp two color palette. Very skillfully pieced, then finely hand quilted with precise cross hatch stitching in the squares on point, double chains in the triple borders, and sunflowers with diagonal cross hatch centers in the joining blocks - all in small, even stitches. The solid pink cotton squares are 2 inches per side, with 11 inch white cotton joining blocks. The triple border consists of approximately 2 inch wide strips of alternating solid pink and white cotton. The extra design element of the 9 patch corner blocks makes this vintage quilt extra special.

The applied ⅜ inch binding is the same solid pink cotton used in the quilt's top, and the backing is solid white cotton. This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. Please ask Betsey for more details and to have this quilt sent to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8947 Floral Applique with Triple Borders
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Q8947 Floral Applique with Triple Borders
c.1930
80 x 93 (203.2 x 228.6 cm)
$1,600

A wonderful, large Depression era applique quilt in a lovely palette! Each 13½ inch square block contains two solid pink blossoms 5 inches in diameter, and 2 pink buds with solid green stems and leaves. Alternating 1½ inch squares of white and solid pink form a fabulous sashing and border with solid green squares at the intersections. The middle white border is a generous 7 inches wide, with the solid pink and white sawtooth outer border measuring 1¼ inches wide.

Precise applique stitches are tiny and even as is the skillful and meticulous hand quilting. Quilting stitches are executed in a ¾ inch diagonal cross hatch in the white ground and border with outline used in the sashing and sawtooth border. There are a few, very faint pencil lines used for marking the quilting pattern in places. The backing is white and the applied ⅜ inch binding is in the same solid green cotton used for the leaves and stems.

A crisp, clean, beautiful quilt that appears unused. In perfect condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ready to send to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8904 Hole in the Barn Door / House Top Variation
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Q8904 Hole in the Barn Door / House Top Variation
c.1915
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
NY or PA
$1,900

Such a fun and graphic wool quilt in a variation of the Hole in the Barn Door, or House Top, pattern. A lovely combination of both wool and cotton fabrics in bold and graphic patterns and colors. Blocks measure 8 1/2 inches square and are pieced both by hand and treadle machine. With such a variety of color in the octagon shapes the maker chose charcoal gray and black wools for each center hole and all four corners of each block. The color just leaps off the resulting black/charcoal gray ground for a stunning effect.

Entirely hand quilted with black thread in outline stitches throughout and a large 'X' stitched in each 'hole'. Backing fabric is a lovely rose/mauve cotton flannel - see detail image - with an applied 3/8 inch binding in the same fabric. This quilt is in unused condition with a few original, very small moth holes attesting to it being made mostly from wool. We have not touched them as they do not detract from the beauty of the quilt.

A wonderful piece of graphic art for either warmth and beauty on your bed, or for use as a stunning focal point in any room. Please ask us to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8133 Carpenter's Wheel
Q8133 Carpenter's Wheel
c.1928
72 X 94
New England
SOLD

A wonderful Depression era textile exhibiting multiple patterns resulting in a unique and beautiful quilt. The many faceted Carpenter's Wheel holds center court with its wide variety of c.1920's calicos. Each block measures13 ¾ inches square and contains diamonds with 2 inch sides. Surrounding the 12 beautiful Carpenter's Wheels is a 7 ½ inch wide triple sashing and border in soft mustard yellow and white. Nine Patch blocks in the same hues are at the intersections of the sashing and each of the triple border's corners. Lovely.

Hand pieced blocks with treadle machined stitched sashing and borders, this quilt is also very nicely hand quilted in outline, echo outline and diagonal cross hatch stitching. The backing is white as is the applied 3/8 inch binding.

This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent soft condition. There are faint pencil lines still visible from the quilting pattern. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
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Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
c.1945
44 x 57 (111.8 x 144.8 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$1,200

A wonderful mid 20th century Amish cotton crib quilt in excellent condition. This lovely and very happy quilt is treadle machine pieced and hand quilted. Solid yellow and white nine patch blocks measure 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" and are set on point with joining blocks in solid, soft medium green. Double borders in 3" green and 2" yellow make a beautiful frame for the inner design.

Hand quilting consists of cross hatch for the 9 patch blocks, Fleur de Lis and circle-in-diamond patterns for the green triangles, diamond chain in the yellow border, with double cables quilted in the outer green border. There are some faint pencil lines used for the hand quilting still visible. The applied solid yellow binding is 1/2" wide and uses the same yellow cotton as the interior. The backing is white.

A sweet and lovely crib quilt in a happy palette of solid hues and in excellent condition. Perfect for that new baby's room in either crib or hung as graphic art on the wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

CON SP1 African American Log Cabin Quilt with Provenance
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CON SP1 African American Log Cabin Quilt with Provenance
c.1950
79 x 84 (200.7 x 213.4 cm)
Camden, NC
$3,200

There are traits that distinguish African American quilting in the first half of the 20th century from any other North American quilting style. The use of vertical piecing, enlarged, very graphic piecing, and asymmetry hark back to African cultures and textile style. This wonderful Log Cabin is comprised of a variety of both large and medium scale patterns in a great many colors in cotton, seersucker, velvet and rayon.

The cotton backing is comprised of multiple fabrics pieced together both by hand and machine; two shades of blue with white stripes, a blue and white large scale floral, and a wonderful cotton in lime green and pink depicting a tropical scene at the beach. The backing is turned to the front and is hand stitched down with white string to form the binding. Hand quilted with loosely parallel lines using thin white string.

Purchased out of the maker's home this quilt is on consignment, with provenance to go to the buyer upon sale. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
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Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
c.1935
75 x 90 (190.5 x 228.6 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$1,750

This classic and timeless basket pattern quilt is executed in a two color combination of solid ocean blue and white muslin. Blocks measure 10 1/2 x 11 and are set on point. Inside the wide 7" white border are triangular solid blue joining blocks adding a border element which highlights the gorgeous shade of ocean blue.

Nicely executed hand quilting on this quilt includes outline, echo outline, echo zigzag and cross hatch stitching in the blocks and triangles, with a five cable rope stitched in the generous outer border. Betsey gave this crisp quilt its first bath and some faint pencil lines used for the quilting pattern remain. Bleached muslin is used for front and back, with a 1/4" applied binding in the same ocean blue cotton as the front.

A wonderful baskets quilt in excellent, crisp condition it would be spectacular on a bed or as art on your wall. You may ask to see this happy quilt on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q1813 Pair of Lavender Baskets Quilts
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Q1813 Pair of Lavender Baskets Quilts
c.1925
70 x 104
MA
$1,900 for the pair

This marvelous pair of lavender basket quilts is guaranteed to make you smile. What a wonderful set for your twin beds and in a great palette. The baskets are comprised of 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch hand pieced triangles alternating from solid lavender to a lovely lavender, yellow, and teal calico, with a hand appliqued lavender handle.

The 11 ¾ blocks have been set on point, and the double border echoes the alternating fabric arrangement of the baskets. The backing is white cotton, and the binding has been formed by turning the lavender border from front to back. These two quilts have been created with extra length to accommodate a pillow tuck, and are in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8863 African American Patchwork Quilt
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Q8863 African American Patchwork Quilt
1930’s
72 x 98
TX
Was: $4,300, Now: $3,900

This graphically appealing African American quilt is comprised of solids, prints, stripes and plaids in various shapes, sizes and colors. There are traits that distinguish African American quilting in the first half of the 20th century from any other North American quilting style and this quilt is a classic example. The use of vertical piecing, enlarged, very graphic designs, and asymmetry hark back to African cultures and textile style. This wonderful patchwork is comprised of a variety of feedsacks and other cottons from the 1930’s in a great many colors, however, it strikes a patriotic theme with its emphasis on blue, white and red.

The backing is comprised of unbleached feedsack fabric that shows the feed manufacturer’s screen printed name and various plant locations in pale blue. The backing is turned to the front along most of the quilt’s edge and is hand stitched down to form a binding ranging in width from 3 3/4” to 1/4”. A portion of the quilt’s edge has the front turning to the back to form a binding ranging from 1/4” to 1” wide on the back side. Hand quilted with loosely parallel lines using white string.

From an African American family in Texas, this quilt is a wonderful find in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.

Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
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Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
c.1925
82 x 82
Believed to be Ohio
$1,500

Such a gorgeous and pristine early 20th century kit quilt in off-white with two shades of solid lavender and a solid minty green. Four central water lilies with buds, branches and leaves are surrounded by a deep lavender sashing 2 1/4 inches wide. Additional water lilies, each with a pair of leaves, float outside the sashing with an additional bloom in each corner. The outside edge is beautifully scalloped with a 1/4 inch lavender applied binding following the scallops. Crisp, clean and beautifully executed.

Fine hand quilting includes 1 inch diagonal cross hatch in the off-white background interspersed with lovely stitched flowers. A chain link pattern is stitched in the deep lavender sashing. Each of the appliquéd flowers, leaves, stems and buds is skillfully outline embroidered with cotton floss to match the appliqué color.

This is a lovely appliqué quilt skillfully executed and in crisp, clean, excellent condition. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection containing high quality 20th century quilts. Beautiful on a bed or as an accent design piece, this quilt can be sent to you on approval for review in your home before purchase. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q6964 Dresden Plate
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Q6964 Dresden Plate
c.1925
74 X 94
CT
$900

A stunning Dresden Plate quilt unique in both construction and design. The wonderful 8 ½ inch plates are embellished with black buttonhole stitching which also serves to applique them to the white ground. Lovely and unique this quilt enjoys various floral bouquet prints in the center of each plate, with a circle using the same floral bouquets appliqued in between each plate. The 'spokes' comprising each plate include a fabulous variety of 1920's calicos. The piecing of the Dresden Plates and the applique work are all by hand with the blocks assembled by treadle sewing machine.

As a summer weight quilt it has no batting and is constructed using a medium weight white cotton for both front and back giving it a lovely look and feel. This beautifully crafted textile has three sides with 4 ½ inch scallops or 'tongues' decorating the edge - the 'head' of the quilt is straight edged for placing either over or under pillows. The scallops are also hand embellished with black buttonhole stitching. Great care was taken with the cutting and execution of the fussy cut florals and embellishment stitching. Beautifully finished both front and back this summer spread would be gorgeous on a bed. In perfect condition. From the Marr Family of Connecticut. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready for your home. Ask to see it on approval.

Q8724 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
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Q8724 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
c.1928
72 x 86
Kentucky
$1,100

This gorgeous, crisp, sparkling clean quilt is the perfect example of everything a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt should be! Created from vibrant and happy prints this beautiful textile is in pristine condition. It has been lovingly hand pieced and hand quilted in outline stitching. The artistic use of color and variety of patterns only add to the visual impact and are a testament to the care taken while creating this piece. This quilt maker, whose name will be supplied to the buyer, must have had a very positive outlook on life which is reflected in her quilt.

A bright and happy yellow applied ¼ inch binding is straight on the sides with top and bottom edges scalloped to follow the garden path. The backing is a vibrant and lovely lavender calico that adds another touch of panache to an already lovely quilt.

This is a stellar example of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and would be a wonderful addition for any collection. For use on your bed or as art for your wall. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and appears unused. Remember, all our quilts are sent on approval.

Q8629 Green & White Irish Chain
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Q8629 Green & White Irish Chain
c.1940
59 x 80
Midwest
$700

Think Spring year round! What a wonderful and cheerful green and white quilt in excellent condition to bring a lift to any room in your home. This Irish Chain is appropriately made in solid green and white, but it’s not just Betsey’s clients that will appreciate how beautifully it complements any décor but decorators as well. Solids are always a welcome and easy addition to any room as they mix beautifully with patterns and stripes. What makes this pretty textile extra special is the hand quilting executed entirely in green. A nice touch in a 1 inch cross hatch pattern throughout.

The chains are comprised of 2 inch square blocks in green and white with the joining blocks in white. The backing is in the same white fabric as used on the front. The back is folded to the front on three sides and double line machine stitched in green to form the ¾ inch binding, with a ¾ inch applied binding on the fourth side in the same white fabric and double line green machine stitching. Fresh and clean this single Irish Chain quilt is refreshing and bright and appears never to have been used. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8224 African American Bars Variation
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Q8224 African American Bars Variation
1950-1970
approx. 78 x 86
Southern
$2,900

This wonderful textile is representative of all we look for in an early to mid twentieth century African American quilt. The vertical piecing, asymmetry and bold, colorful fabrics with the use of intentionally random sized pieces are all traditional elements of African American quilt design and are in abundance in this lovely piece. Plaids, stripes, paisleys, florals and more dance among solid colored fabrics in this uplifting quilt. There are large gentle arcs as well as areas of straight lines of neat and functional quilting throughout.

This special quilt is in wonderful condition. The edges on two sides have been turned over from the back to the front, and pillowcase edged on the remaining two sides. The backing has been formed by piecing feed sacks.

This great find is now ready to display as art for your bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you for viewing in your home on approval.

Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square

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

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.

CON PD6 African American Cobweb/Pinwheel Adaptation
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CON PD6 Abstract Cobweb/Pinwheel
c.1950
75 x 75
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$2,700

A totally unique quilt, the creator of this piece took conventional patterns and turned them into a piece of abstract art with incredible movement. The logs have been pieced into abstract pinwheels from a cotton conversation print featuring hats and umbrellas on a black background. Bright pops of yellow, pink, blue, and a multicolored stripe have been placed in the arrangement to give the overall feeling of a cobweb pattern. Various bright feedsack prints have been pieced together to form the backing, and finished with a 1 ¼ inch separately applied yellow calico feedsack binding. In used but excellent condition, and tied with black cording. Subtle and sophisticated, with a visual jazz impact! Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval.

Q8457 Mosaic Star
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Q8457 Mosaic Star of David Quilt
c.1928
74 x 84
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$1,600

All profits from the sale of this original design "Star of David" Mosaic Quilt will be given to the Ukrainian charity of your choice. This sale is in honor of Ukraine's Jewish President Volodomyr Zelenskyy.

Combined several patterns resulting in both Star of David and the Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern.

A most cheerful quilt in unused condition, this Mosaic Star would brighten any room! A wonderful quilt, vibrant and unusual, graphically wonderful for either your bed or your wall.

A creative, artistic expert quilter has combined several patterns using only 2 inch hexagons. Each piece is outline quilted by hand. The result is an original, very graphic piece of art.

An assortment of bright cotton prints and calico hexagons were hand pieced into mosaic stars surrounded by mosaic flowers, and outline quilted by hand. Both the background and backing are muslin. The 1/4 inch blue cotton binding follows the shape of the outer calico hexagonal border. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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