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

Old Order Amish, Nebraska Amish, Lancaster Amish & Mennonite American Antique Quilts

Amish & Mennonite antique quilts range from the very sophisticated to true folk art. The various, and divergent, communities that make up the Amish across America each have their own quilt characteristics among their many common attributes. These antique quilts were made using mostly cottons, wools, and wool challies. Amish antique quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics, geometric designs and exquisite quilting. Amish stumpwork quilts would be considered folk art as well.

Quilt characteristics that may be particular to one group are discussed below the image of each quilt. Mennonite antique quilts differ in the fabric choices made; many were created with calicoes, plaids, and stripes, in addition to solid colors. To Amish quilters, the only acceptable use for a non-solid fabric would have been for the quilt backing.

Amish & Mennonite American Antique Quilts

Click on the pictures below to see more views of my Amish & Mennonite Antique Quilts. Shading is due to lighting, not representative of the quilt. Please call for the availability or any questions.

q9211 Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
Q9211 Amish Tumbling Blocks
c.1950
64 x 91 inches
Canada
$2,600

This graphically wonderful quilt was made for a twin or double bed with enough length to cover the pillow..:-) The size is also one that is perfect for that big open stairwell where it’s hard to find a tall but not wide quilt. The two inner borders measure 2-3/4” each and the outer border is 5-1/2” including the 1” binding. 1” wide strips have been used to create each side of the blocks. The cotton fabrics used are the solid colors of the Amish clothing. The cotton backing fabric used is a solid red. This geometric quilt came from across the Maine border into Canada. All blocks are outline quilted with quilting on at least one side of each bar. The quilting is nice and even. The outside border has a chain stitch quilting design and the two inner borders have an unusual quilting design. Appearing to be unused, this quilt has now been organically hand washed and is ready to be viewed for approval in your home or office.



q9221 Wool Challis Log Cabin with Dimunitive Chimneys
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q9221 Amish Star of Bethlehem
c.1925
82 x 86 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,900

This amazing Star of Bethlehem Amish Quilt is one of the most exquisitily created Stars I have ever seen. Gazing at this quilt, while it was hanging, I am drawn into the center of the quilt, almost in an optical illusion way. This piece of art looks as if it's pulsating. Comprised of the entire array of colors of Amish clothing fabrics that were unused....the quilt is unused condition. I was the first person to wash it. The quilting stitches are some of the tiniest I’ve seen in my 32 years of business. The background is off-white and there are a couple of brown (clean) spots. These spots are from the cotton hulls from the inside batting. If I had washed it any longer, the rich off-white color would have brightened, so I decided to stop the washing. If someone wants the very tiny spots negated, then I can do so..organically...however the background color will also lighten. Each diamond side measures 2”. All piecing is done by machine, as is typical of Amish quilts. There is a 3/8” binding in the same off-white fabric. The 4-1/2” border has an unusual stacked leaf quilting. This quilt is large enough for a queen size bed or an unbelievable statement on your great room wall. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.



Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
CONDS4 Amish Bars with Corner Squares
c.1900
75 x 82 inches
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$4,900

This exquisite Lancaster County Bars Corner Blocks Amish quilt is a relatively early piece dating from c.1900. The wool crepe and the colors are indeed both relatively early. I say relatively early as my quilts for sale date back to 1780. Colors are personal. I happen to really like the ones used here; ochre, rust red and medium blue. The backing is late 19th century muted gray checks. Lancaster County Amish woman would use a print, otherwise called English Fabric, for the backing. This quilt is comprised of a 1-1/8” binding, 11-1/2” outer border and a 2-3/4” inner border which circumvents the bars. The outer border has an unusual criss crossing wreath pattern, and the blue that encircles the bars has a chevron and windmill quilting pattern. The bars themselves are diagonally cross hatched in a 7/8” grid. The corner boxes are quilted with a basket motif. There are a very few areas with muted color loss. We have noted these in the closeup photos. This amazing quilt is ready to be sent for you approval.



Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
CONDS1 Amish Triple Irish Chain with Folk Art Border
c.1945
84 x 87 inches
New England
$4,600

A chance to own, what seems to be, a one of a kind Amish quilt. This stunning Amish Triple Irish Chain quilt has been perfectly created from 1-1/2” squares and edged with a 4-1/4" border on two sides and a 1-1/4” edging on the other two sides. The very edge, all around the quilt, is finished with a 7/8" strip. The folky and unusual Amish tabs, on the outside of the quilt, measure 1-1/8" in height and 2-1/8” in width. Having an original design Amish quilt is a true oxymoron going outside the norm of their culture. I’ve looked everywhere to find another quilt similar to this one, only to no avail. Machine pieced, as Amish quilts were, and hand quilted, this whimsical Irish chain is made from all the variety of solid cotton fabrics worn by the Amish at this time. The quilt feels spontaneous and happy. This quilt will fit a queen size bed with a 12” drop or a king bed with the tabs going over the top edge. This quilt is truly a major piece of art for your bed or wall. Even though there’s a lot of quilting, the stitches are not small and even as with most Amish pieces. Is it possible that these quilting stitches may have been done by a child? Organically washed and ready for your home. Always sent on approval.



Q8493 Amish original design, Jacob's Ladder Variation Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
Q8493 Amish original design, Jacob's Ladder Variation Quilt
c.1935
78 x 78 inches
Lancaster, PA
$1,600

This special and unusual Amish quilt is in unused condition. Created from the fabrics that would have been used for the young boy's blue and young girl's pink clothing. This quilt is a unique adaptation using squares, rectangles and sashing to create a variation of the Jacob's Ladder pattern.
The diagonal sashing measures 4” in width. In addition we have have two 3” squares on point, four patch blocks joined by a 4 x 2-5/8 x 2-5/8 triangle. These triangles butt with a block measuring apx 5 x 5” with either the blues joined together or the pinks joined together to form rectangles. This block is the joining block of where the sashings intersect. The large blocks between the sashes measure apx 11-1/2 x 11-1/2”. The center of each square on point is apx 4” square and made up of 4 triangles. The outside of each square is a 4 patch in different layouts.
I have never seen anything like this which is why I am giving an unusually complete description. The creator was a graphic artist using blocks that were simple to piece. The outside border measures 6-1/2” with a 3/4” binding. All seams are machine pieced, typical of an Amish quilt, and the binding is put on by machine then secured in back by hand. The triangles are outline quilted, the squares diagonally quilted and the outside border has chain quilting all around. Two different colors of thread are used. Blue on the blue, and reddish pink on the pink. These quilting thread colors are more noticeable on the back.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for approval in your home.



Q9120 Mennonite Reversible Double Irish Chain
c.1880
78 x 78 inches
Pennsylvania
SOLD

This perfect condition Mennonite Irish Chain quilt's design is comprised of 1-3/4” squares. The outside edge is an 8" wide triple border with each strip being apx 2-3/4” wide and finished with a 3/8” separately applied binding. This is the design for the front of the quilt and is comprised from three fabrics; an over-dyed green calico, a double pink calico and a mustard calico with a red and white minuscule print. The "signature" of a Mennonite quilt is that they always strip pieced the backings of their quilts. In this case, the strips are so perfectly laid out that we have a completely reversible quilt. It’s a Bars quilt, comprised of a different green calico than used on the front alternating with a chrome yellow calico with a small red flower and thin vine design. Each strip measures apx 7-1/2” in width. On the back, it’s easier to see the quilting design that’s been executed on the front. Each square is outline quilted. The joining blocks are cross hatched diagonal quilted. The border is quilted in a herringbone pattern. In mint condition, this quilt will fit a queen size bed or make for a very dramatic wall hanging. Ready to be sent for your approval.



CONGG11 Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
CONGG11 Wool Amish Bars with Corner Squares Quilt
c.1895
69 x 84 inches
Lancaster, PA
$12,000

The quintessential Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt is represented here. All wool fabrics date to c.1895 and have been used in the creation of this amazing quilt measuring 69 x 84”. Typically Amish quilts are comprised of few colors. The Amish quilt shown here is comprised of 4 colors. The outside border measures 11-1/2” and is finished with a typical Amish binding of 1-1/8” in width. The corner squares, the signature of the Lancaster Amish, measures 12” square. The inner border measures 3-1/4” in width. Inside this border there are 7 bars each measuring 5-1/2” in width. The colors are alternating Prussian blue and olive brown. The outside border is beautifully quilted with meandering vines and leaves. The inner border is quilted a meandering wreath and vine design with a four leaf clover in the middle of the square of the pattern. The bars are quilted on the diagonal in a 1” grid. All Amish quilts are machine pieced and hand quilted. All the quilting stitches are perfectly executed. The backing is a minuscule black and white gingham check. I am happy to send this out on approval.



CONLL4 Amish Nine Patch Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
CONLL4 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..



Q9114 A and B Twin Baskets
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
Q9114 A and B Twin Baskets
c. 1930
50 x 92 inches
Pennsylvania
$1,200 for the pair

A very happy feeling comes along with these cute and perky miniature basket quilts. These quilts are comprised of apx 5-1/2” baskets on point. Even though they are a pair one measures 50 x 93” and the other 50 x 92”....One inch different... Believed to be created by an Amish woman. I say this because it was found in PA and the colors and fabrics are the same as Amish children’s clothing. Also, they are pieced by machine and quilted by hand - typical of the Amish. The top of a twin bed is 39” which would leave about 6” overhang on each side. Twin quilts are hard to find. Both are in perfect unused condition. Organically washed and ready for your home.



CONGG2 Wool Amish Diamond in a Square
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
CONGG2 Wool Amish Diamond in a Square
c.1900
77 x 79 inches
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$2,600

This truly magnificent Diamond in a Square is quintessential Lancaster Amish...We know this because of the corner squares. Shown here are some of the most elaborate and unusual quilting designs that I have ever seen on an Amish quilt. The center diamond on point measures apx 27 x 27” with a radiating center LaMoyne star surrounded by an elaborately quilted wreath design. In between each section of the Ohio or LaMoyne star, there are quilted 4 cloverleaf designs. The triangles surrounding the square are quilted in outlines of beautiful tulips, stems, meandering vines and buds. All quilting is done in slightly contrasting thread. The outside border measures 14-1/2” with the quilt finished with a 1-1/2” flat binding... also typical Amish.

The inside border measures 5-3/4” and contains a meandering grape vine with grapes and leaves. The 4 corner blocks are apx 13-1/2” square and have meandering vine quilted in the shape of a horseshoe. The back fabric is a beige flannel with a floral block print. All Amish quilts are treadle machine pieced and hand quilted. Because the material on the front is all wool, there are places where moths have been... some of the holes have been reverse appliquéd...This, to me, is character, and has resulted in a wonderful price for this amazing textile. Ready to be sent to you for viewing and approval.





Q8487 Amish Trip Around the World
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
Q8487 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.





CONLF36 Variable Star Mennonite
CONLF36 Variable Star Mennonite
c.1880
92 x 93 inches
Pennsylvania
SOLD

This huge Variable Star Mennonite Quilt is in mint condition and all hand quilted. Typical of Amish and Mennonite quilts this quilt has been machine pieced. The blocks measure 9 inches with sashing measuring 3-3/4 inches in width and extremely wide borders measures 12 inches. The entire quilt is covered in a 1 inch grid diagonal quilting pattern. There is a 3/8 inch separately applied binding executed half by hand. Each ring in the star in the block has identical calico fabric. There are different over dyed green calicos used for the blocks. This gives us a wonderful study of these early calicos. The size of this quilt will fit a full or queen size bed with a double size mattress, or king with a 7 in overhang. Because of the pattern this quilt may be turned in any direction. The orange or cheddar color is great for today’s style.
Ready for your approval.



BTG30 19th Century Amish Father's Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
BTG30 19th Century Amish Father's Quilt
Pre-Civil War fabrics
63 x 75 inches
Mifflin County, PA (Nebraska Amish Community)
Call for price

An Amish Father’s quilt is basically unheard of. The reason for the scarcity of these quilts is that they have rarely survived - especially from the 19th century. I purchased this quilt about 15 yrs ago from a private collection where it had been for over 20 years. The collector is a museum curator. I have in my possession a bible from this family that is being sold separately. The provenance for this quilt will be given upon sale. I have decided after all these years that it’s time for this quilt to be a part of someone else’s collection. This piece is too important to hide. An Amish mother would create one quilt for her son to take with him when he married. This is for the son’s use only and is called The Father’s Quilt. The rarity of such a piece and the fact that they were used has led to the fact of basically being unheard of. Much of the fabric which makes up the quilt is home spun,. Most of the homespun fabric is woolen and dates from the Civil War or earlier. It is an unusual pattern and has a 4 block formation inside a apx 6” square with triangular corners. We also have dungaree fabric (not the 19th century term) and some heavy linen fabrics used in the construction of this rare quilt. Just about all of these fabrics are woolen homespun or home woven. There is both hand and machine stitching, a treadle machine would have been available after c.1850. I am dating this quilt apx c. 1880. This fathers quilt is in complete original condition. Yes, there is wear, but not of importance with this rare quilt. Serious collectors please email or call for a price.





Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
c.1895
60 x 67 (152.4 x 170.2 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$2,900

Such a unique quilt! This Mennonite maker took a traditional fan pattern and turned it on its head by incorporating the fans into a fabulous crazy quilt in warm hues of brown, russet, palest blue and ivory. Each piece has embellishment stitching on the seams in a multitude of softly hued silk flosses. The fabrics are a combination of solids, stripes, circles and soft plaids in a variety of soft cottons - most with a beautiful soft sheen - with some fine wool challis pieces interspersed. The resulting work of textile art is a beautiful mix of soft elegance and folk art warmth.

The sixteen crazy quilt fan blocks measure 13 x 13 ½ inches and are pieced and embroidered by hand. A 6 inch wide fan border surrounds the inner design on three sides with a narrower striped border at the top. The backing of this quilt is strip pieced in paisley and solid brown cottons - see detail images. Hand quilting is in straight lines following the block shapes. The applied 1/2 inch binding is in solid brown cotton.

This is a unique quilt that would please a variety of tastes; from Folk Art to softly elegant to cozy comfy. The perfect size for wall art or for use as a throw on bed or sofa. In excellent condition it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Please ask Betsey for more details. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.



CONLL1 Amish Diamond in the Square
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
CONLL1 Amish Diamond in the Square
c.1910
80 x 80 inches
Lancaster County, PA
$7,200

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.





Q9006 Amish Concentric Squares with Corner Joining Blocks Bassinet Quilt
Q9006 Amish Concentric Squares with Corner Joining Blocks Bassinet Quilt
c.1925
35 x 35 inches
Bowmansville, PA
SOLD

When this little basinet quilt was designed and created, I have a feeling that the Amish woman didn’t realize that she was making such a beautiful piece of art....and certinally not pictured on a wall! The concentric strips on this quilt measure 1” in width with the joining blocks being 1” squares. As with all Amish quilts, they are pieced by a treadle machine and quilted by hand. There is a 1/2” indigo binding sewn on by treadle machine and finished by hand. The applied 3-5/8” red border creates a wonderful frame for this graphically wonderful little quilt. The backing fabric is a late 1800s red calico. It was not unusual for the Amish to use a printed fabric for the backing....usually this fabric had been given or traded to the quilter. In perfect unused condition and ready to be sent on approval.



CONLL2 Amish Center Square
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
CONLL2 Amish Center Square
c. 1895
74 x 85 inches
Lancaster County, PA
$4,900

Stunningly simple, this Amish Quilt is called the center square. In this case antique in age while being modern in design. The center square measures 55” in width and encompasses most of the quilt. Surrounding the center square are three borders: the first is 3-1/8” in width, the second 3-1/4, and the outer border or third border measures 9” in width which includes the 3/4” hand closed binding. As with most all Amish quilts, the quilt pieces are machine joined and exquisitely hand quilted. The center of the center square is quilted with a diamond shaped medallion.... one which I have never previously seen. Radiating from there are angular 1-1/2” cross hatch quilting with meandering wreaths throughout this design. The outer most borders are quilted with chains and shells. One chain stitch resembles a nautical chain...and then a shell design...both unusual for Amish quilting designs. The Center Square pattern represents an early stage in Lancaster County quilt design. Afterwards Amish started creating the Diamond in a Square pattern. I have read that few center squares were made after the 19th century. From that information I would put this one at the tail end of the 19th century. Even though named a Center Square, it is not actually square in formation or size.





Q6835 Embroidered Wool Challis Fan Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
Q6835 Embroidered Wool Challis Fan Quilt
c.1890
74 x 76 inches
Berk's County, Pennsylvania
$900

Created with 8 1/2” blocks, the fans have a 7” base and 4” segments. The gray wool challis border measures 5 1/4”, has a pillowcase edge and is backed with a wild and beautiful floral fabric. The unusual color combination of gray, indigo blue, tan and forest green create a dynamic graphic. The quilt has developed a few original moth holes over the last century. This lowers the price, but does not impair the quilt visually. Perfect for the wall or your bed.



CONLF20 Amish Chevron
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
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.



CONJE3 Mennonite Double Star
CONJE3 Mennonite Double Star
c. 1900
68 x 84 inches
Lincoln County, NC
SOLD

Every once in a while I find a quilt whose graphics are so spellbinding that I can't take my eyes off it. This is such a quilt. The feelings it evokes are both peaceful and dynamic. It is in impeccable, unused, unwashed, mint condition. Because of the composition it can be hung in any direction. Either way it will have a strong impact on all viewers. All work is pieced and quilted by hand. The 1/4 inch binding is also applied by hand.

Upon close examination at least two people pieced this. One part is done in the English piecing method, and the other part in the American method.

The outside border measures 9 inches, and 1/4 inch of that is a hand applied binding. The quilting in the outer gray/blue border is what is known in the southern and western parts of the country as Baptist quilting. It is executed using arcs that are approximately 3/8 inches apart. The other two borders are 3-3/4 inches wide with one row of Baptist shell quilting.

The next border is approximately 7-1/2 inches wide and comprised of two outer rows on each side that are approximately 5/8 inch wide. The diamonds on the diagonal are 1-1/2 inches wide. All pieces and outer strips are outline quilted. The blue blocks surrounding the stars are 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches and nicely quilted using a mirror image of the pieced star. This quilt would be an amazing art piece for your wall.





CONJE2 Amish Evening Star with Nine Patch Center
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
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
Please view the detail photos (click images above) for closeup views.
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.





Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
c.1880
80 x 82 (203.2 x 208.3 cm)
PA
$4,200

Simple yet striking graphics in indigo blue and white! Mini white stars on indigo cotton pairs with pristine white cotton in this fabulous quilt. Six 5 ¾ inch wide indigo and white pieced bars alternate with solid white bars across the quilt. Slim indigo strips within the bars measure just 1 ⅛ inches wide. A lovely 8 ¾ inch wide white border surrounds the bars design. Treadle sewing machine pieced and hand quilted.

Quilting consists of feathered twining vines in the outer white border and wide white bars, with single cables and parallel lines stitched in the narrow indigo and white strips. Just lovely - see detail pic.

The front folds to the back and is hand stitched down forming the 1/4 inch binding. The backing is white cotton. This quilt is in excellent condition with areas of the binding showing slight wear. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
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.

Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
c.1930
39 x 40 (99 x 102 cm)
Colona or Mana, Iowa
$1,950

This sophisticated and graphic crib quilt is made entirely of cotton in wonderful solid shades of red, rose, deep green, blue, greenish gray, eggplant and off white, and backed with a solid medium gray cotton. Concentric squares in varying widths ranging from a mere 3/16" up to 4 1/2" surround a central two color bars pattern in blue and greenish gray. Bars measure 1/2" x 2 3/8". The gray backing folds to the front forming the 3/8" hand stitched binding. Hand quilting in brown thread includes outline stitching for the concentric squares with clam shell stitching in the outer gray border.

This is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers and in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this small quilt is perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art for your wall. This quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
c. 1915
39 x 51
Ohio
SOLD

Old Order Amish are distinguished by their nonconformist attitudes and resistance to social change, and are characterized by a strictly rural way of life, a horse-and-buggy culture, the use of a dialect of the German language, and "plain" dress resembling that of European peoples two centuries ago. They have no meetinghouses and some communities oppose the use of tractors for farming. These more conservative views distinguish them from other Amish groups. This wonderful little Old Order treasure is a great find for Betsey’s clients who love Old Order Amish quilts – and its size is a special bonus.

This petite and perfectly scaled example of the Bear Paw pattern is made from cotton fabrics in lovely, muted shades of black, grayish brown, cream and green, and backed with a solid gray-brown cotton. Each Bear Paw block is set on point and measures approximately 6 x 6 inches. Small triangles within the blocks measure one inch per short side, larger triangles 2 1/4 inches per short side. The interior square of each ‘paw’ is approximately 3 1/4 square. Double borders include an inner 1 5/8 inch green border with the outer black border measuring 5 inches in width.

The 3/8 inch binding is formed when the backing was turned to the front and treadle machine stitched down. Lovely hand quilting using black thread includes double parallel line stitching in the double border, and 7/8 inch cross hatch stitching in the bear paws and joining blocks. In excellent condition this small quilt is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers. Perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art to add a bit of sophistication and elegance to your home or office. This quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q9007 Amish Irish Chain with Double Border
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q9007 Amish Irish Chain with Double Border
Dated: July 27, 1932
72 x 83 (182.9 x 210.8 cm)
Belleville, PA
$2,800

Signed: Katie Schrock

Big Valley

In mint condition this pristine and finely executed Irish Chain quilt with double border was made by Katie Schrock of Belleville, PA. She quilted both her name and the date of July 27, 1932 in the salmon border of the quilt. It is unusual for an Amish quilter to sign and/or date a quilt in this way and it was possibly the date a family member was married and was a gift. Executed in cotton sateen using solid hues of black and salmon. Piecing was done by treadle sewing machine with the quilting done by hand.

Quilting is finely executed with black thread in tiny, even stitches using diagonal cross hatch on the Irish Chain pattern. Katie stitched her name and the date among Lemon Peel stitching in the salmon border. The black border quilting consists of a twining vine with tulips. The quilting is exceptional as would be expected of an Amish quilt of this date.

The backing is solid tan cotton sateen and the applied ½ inch salmon binding is treadle machine topstitched. In mint condition this quilt can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q9017 Amish Bethlehem Star Quilt
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q9017 Amish Bethlehem Star
c.1928
90 x 91 (228.6 x 231.1 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$2,900

An exquisite piece of Lancaster Amish textile art with clean, crisp graphics executed in a bold and beautiful palette. This radiant cotton Bethlehem Star showcases 1½ x 3¾ inch diamonds in vibrant, saturated shades of orange, yellow, green, and burgundy on a deep blue ground. The 11 inch wide solid red border adds a stunning element to this skillfully executed quilt.

Very fine hand quilting consists of outline stitching in the diamonds, cross hatch and feathered vine quilting in the blue ground and red border - exquisite hand work. The backing is a lovely floral in chocolate brown, taupe, mustard, blue and white. The front folds to the back to form the 1/4 inch binding.

This amazing quilt would be perfect for a bed or as a stunning piece of wall art in your classic or contemporary home. In mint condition this wonderful Lancaster, PA Amish quilt can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

UAET Amish Embroidered Table Runner
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
UAET Amish Embroidered Table Runner
1904
apx. 28 x 40
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
1904
$600

This Amish table runner is embroidered in hearts, diamonds and stylized flowers. In a wonderful size for the wall or for a table when it is not being used. Some wear.

Q8471 Amish Bowtie
Please view the detail photos (click image above) for more accurate colors.
Q8471 Amish Bowtie
c.1940
62 x 78
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania (western part of the state)
$1,950

This unused Amish Bowtie is in perfect condition. Each 10 inch block contains four bowties in either red, blue, pink, or navy. Solid black fabrics with various finishes were used as the background in each block, and provide touches of subtle shine. The blocks have been triple line quilted by hand, and the blue joining blocks have been hand quilted with a 1 inch diamond crosshatching. Large blue triangles filled with double arc quilting form an inner triangle border, and quilted flower petals line the 2 ½ inch golden yellow outer border. A 3/8 inch blue binding has been turned over from the wholecloth backing and machine topstitched. These fabrics are the same as used for sewing their clothing. This is a perfect quilt to use on a bed or as wall art. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Rocky Mountain Quilts Shop Hours

Rocky Mountain Quilts hours:

OPEN YEAR ROUND!

WINTER Hours:
(Nov 1 to Apr 30)
Monday-Saturday 10-4
Sunday by chance or appointment

SUMMER Hours:
(May 1 to Oct 31)
Monday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

We are also available by appointment

Payment Methods:

Rocky Mountain Quilts gladly accepts cash, checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express. Bank wire transfers are an easy method of payment for both domestic and international sales. If you are traveling, we will be happy to ship your purchases via FedEx at your convenience.

Contact Us

Telephone - for orders or questions -
1-207-363-6800
Email - betsey@rockymountainquilts.com
Shipping FedEx address -
130 York Street
York, Maine 03909

Link To Top Of Quilts