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

About our Big Belly Bears and Stuffed Animals

Over the years Betsey has purchased many wonderful antique and vintage textiles that were cherished and over-loved well beyond their original use as bed quilt or coverlet. At Rocky Mountain Quilts we have taken the still perfect parts and pieces of each of these textiles to be reborn into a new life as a big-bellied stuffed bear. Some are just right as lovable, huggable bears perfect for newborns and very young children. Others will begin their second life as a cherished friend or as a decorative accent in your home. We have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind bears and our stock is ever changing so there is sure to be one for you, or to give as a special gift.

Our Big Belly Bears are made from fabulous 19th century wool and silk Crazy Quilts, Log Cabins of cotton, silk, wool and wool challis, gorgeous patchwork and appliqued quilts from the early 1800's up to the mid 20th century, even 19th century woven wool coverlets in two tone blues, blue and white, and patriotic color palettes. Wonderful 20th century cotton chenille coverlets in a rainbow of hues are born again into friendly, cuddly crib mates for baby.

Over the years our Big Belly Bears have been a popular item at our York, Maine gallery and have found homes all over the world. Due to popular request we are now offering them through our online gallery. Now also available are some of their stuffed animal friends made from antique and vintage quilts and coverlets.

Welcome to the 2016 spring births of our Big Belly Bears. The date of each quilt they were born from, and the price, are under each bear. All the quilts have been hand washed, their insides are hypoallergenic, and they are so very very cuddly.

Big Belly Bears measure approximately 22 inches tall from top of head to bottom of feet, 13 inches tall sitting down, and 7 inches across their big bellies.

Big Belly Bears

Shading is due to lighting, not representative of the bear. Please call for the availability or any questions.

Thanks to the many avid fans of our family of Big Belly Bears, many of them have been sold. But there are quite a few left. In addition, new bears are being born all the time who are looking forward eagerly to being adopted by a loving human in the near future.

It's always nice to have a friend to talk to

Our Family Bears are fun to cuddle with at any age

Our Family Bears love their kids

And kids love their Family Bears

Our New Family of Bears, No. 141 $245

Our New Family of Bears, No. 140 $210

Our New Family of Bears, No. 138a $245

Our New Family of Bears, No. 138 c.1880 $325

Our New Family of Bears, No. 137 c.1950 $185

Our New Family of Bears, No. 134 c.1940 $185

Our New Family of Bears, No. 129 c.1940 $225

Our New Family of Bears, No. 126 c.1930 $185

Our New Family of Bears, No. 125 c.1885 $395

Our New Family of Bears, No. 122 c.1940 $185

Our New Family of Bears, No. 114 c.1940 $185

Our New Family of Bears, Nos. 109 and 115 c.1930 $225

Our New Family of Bears, No. 112 c.1930 $395

Our New Family of Bears, No. 111 c.1950 $185

Our New Family of Bears, No. 110 c.1885 $575

Family Bear 104 $225

Family Bear 27 c.1865 $395

Family Bear 108 $225

Family Bear 109 $225

Family Bear 81 c.1930 $175

Family Bear 103 $225

Family Bear 43 silk c.1915 $350

Family Bear 63 c.1875 $275

Family Bear 79 Brown $550

Family Cow 92 c.1850 $375

Family Bear 88 c.1875 $395

Family Bear 87 c.1875 $325

Family Bear 86 c.1880 $325

Rocky Mountain Quilts Shop Hours

Rocky Mountain Quilts NEW hours:


(Oct 1 - May 15)
Monday, Friday, Saturday 10-4
or by appointment

(May 16 - Sep 30)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 10-4
or 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 -
Email -
Shipping FedEx address -
130 York Street
York, Maine 03909

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