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

American Antique Quilts Created in Maine

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CONCA7 Double Irish Chain Quilt
CONCA7 Double Irish Chain Quilt
c.1880
78 x 87 inches
Maine or New Hampshire
SOLD

Red and white quilts are the second most popular color combination in our country. This Double Irish Chain quilt is comprised of only solid red and white fabrics.

Piecing on this quilt was done both by hand and by machine, while all quilting is beautifully executed by hand. Each square has 1-1/2" sides and are quilted with diagonal quilting. The white joining areas are quilted with beautiful wreaths, also called medallions. Taking this quilt to a higher graphic and collectable level is the 7-1/2" quadruple border. There are three 1" strips with the outer border measuring 4". The binding is only 1/4" making it harder for the quilter to work with. The border's quilting is a diagonal grid 1/2" apart.

Solid color quilts are the easiest to blend in with a home's decor as there are not competing calico prints.

Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.



CONCA6 LaMoyne Star Quilt
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CONCA6 LaMoyne Star Quilt
c.1865
72 x 76 inches
New Hampshire or Maine
$1,600

This LaMoyne Star quilt is in the much loved color of Indigo Blue with white. Blue is the most popular color in this country. Indigo dyed fabrics come in a variety of shades depending upon how many times the cloth is put into the Indigo bath and for how long.

These stars are comprised from a medium Indigo Blue Calico. There are 36 LaMoyne Stars all hand pieced. All work in the construction and quilting was executed by hand. The binding was turned over from the back to the front and closed by machine. This was a way for a woman to say she possessed a sewing machine...at that time only for the more affluent. With all her work done by hand using a sewing machine for closing the binding, was not needed ...let's call it a statement.

Diamonds have 2" sides that are hand outline quilted. The white blocks have crosshatched diagonal quilting 1" apart. There are two 3-1/2" borders and one 3" border. These borders have straight line diagonal quilting 1" apart. The quilting is average, the Star graphics wonderful!

If this quilt was used it was very seldom.

Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.



Woolen Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt
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Q9295 Woolen Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt
c.1890
64 x 64 inches
Maine
$1,600

The solid black woolen logs that create the Barn Raining Log Cabin design are so outstandingly graphic!

All "logs" are approximately 3/8" in width. The red center chimneys measure 1-3/4" square. While most of the fabrics are woolen there are a few scattered around linen and heavy cotton "logs". The edge is pillowcased using a tiny overcast stitch tightly holding the three layers together.

Hand quilting goes around the outside edge of each 6 inch block. Even though this quilt has a thick batting, the designer was able to execute hand quilting not usually seen on quilts the really can keep you warm. An added feature is the much earlier Scottish design wholecloth backing. This very expensive fabric tells us about the affluence of the family. Piecing, quilting and finishing are all executed by hand.

The size of 64" square has given us many options for the quilt's use. This size is perfect for graphic art, a cuddle quilt or a throw on one's bed. Either way, this unused and now organically washed quilt is ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.





Log Cabin Sunshine and Shadows Quilt
CONCA2 Log Cabin Sunshine and Shadows Quilt
c.1880
72 x 82 inches
Maine
SOLD

This Log Cabin Sunshine and Shadows design quilt is definitely what I call a "cuddle" quilt. Created from "logs" that vary in width from 3/8" to 3/4" in a wide variety of 1870's and 1880's calicoes in every imaginable color. My eyes pick up the red and blue calicoes first...to me they are the most prominent colors. The center chimneys are between 1-1/2" and 2" square.

The inside cotton batting is nice and thick, supplying the warmth and coziness needed on a cold rainy or snowy night. Due to the thickness of this quilt the maker decided to tie the three layers together instead of quilting.

The backing of this Log Cabin quilt is a muted beige plaid with blue and white stripes. The backing is turned over to the front to create a 3/8" binding.

Graphically wonderful and unused. Now organically hand washed, this quilt is ready to be sent on approval with free shipping.





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Q9293 Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin with Piano Key Border Quilt
c.1890
78 x 80 inches
Maine
$1,800

There are many different Log Cabin Patterns. The Log Cabin pattern originally came to us from England. Creative quilters have developed many varieties of this pattern. Every conceivable fabric has been used, at one time or another, to create Log Cabin quilts. Sunshine and shadows is a much loved design. This wool Log Cabin has taken the design to another level by adding the Piano Key Border using the fabrics used in the main body of the quilt.

The fabrics used here are mostly woolen and are comprised of plain weave, plaids and checks. All strips are 1" in width with various lengths including the 4" bars on two sides with 5" bars on opposite sides. The backing is an amazingly graphic earlier design. There are 36 11" blocks with a center chimney measuring 1" square. The visual impact of the coordination of light and dark fabrics is one of graphic sophistication as well, to me, as a feeling of emotional comfort.

A stunning textile art for your wall or to be used as a couch throw or a full size bed quilt.





CONBW1 Snowball Quilt
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CONBW1 Snowball Quilt
c.1950
78 x 78 inches
Maine
$1,200

A snowball quilt is a rarity, and this one is a beauty! A mint quilt means never used and never washed...I have organically hand washed this quilt, making it now in a category called "unused". A two color quilt in a very patriotic Blue and white that would fit a queen bed or become a cozy throw.

A quilter must really be proficient to use a colored thread for quilting. This talented woman quilted with a matching blue thread, enabling the miniature 4-1/2" medallions to visually stand out. Between each 2-1/2" snowball there is a block, on point, of a quilted medallion outlined with a double row of quilting. There is a double border..one blue and one white. Each border measures 3-1/4" in width. There is a 1/2" separately applied binding in the same very wonderful 1950's blue. The double border is quilted on the diagonal, with double line quilting mirroring the double line quilting around each medallion.

All work on this very happy quilt was executed by hand! The snowballs were hand appliqued onto the white fabric. The condition of this quilt is perfect.

I am happy to send this quilt, with free shipping, for your approval.



Q9291 Quilt
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Q9291 Miniature Victorian Crazy Quilt
c.1885
21 x 21 inches
Maine
$925

A perfect miniature Victorian Crazy Quilt is a rare treasure. In all these years I have found only a few original miniature Crazy Quilts..this one is exceptional, as the quilt is finished with a beautiful deep rust color silk velvet backing!

This diminutive quilt shows a wonderful array of 1870's and 1880's silk and silk velvet fabrics. The embellishment of stitchery is perfect even displaying some stitching I have never seen before...Could the creator have designed these herself? There are dozens of perfectly executed embellishment stitches along with the beautiful fabrics. The little quilt is finished off with a silk rope style cording, in a matching deep rust color to the backing, used instead of a conventional binding adding to the sophistication of this piece of art.

Perfect to be displayed either on your wall, in that special small area, or as a centerpiece for your fabulous table.

All quilts are sent with free shipping for your in-home approval.





DQ405
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DQ405 Doll's Puff Quilt
c.1880s
13" x 17"
Maine
$275

I can picture a little girl making this doll quilt with her Mother or Grandmother. What treasured moments they would have. A copy of a late 19th century full size quilt of which I have sold 2 over the past 36 years...They are rare and complicated to make. This little doll's quilt was created from many different woman's clothing fabrics. The configuration is exactly that of many an adult's quilt with borders on three sides. Many of the fabrics were burgundy in color from the 1880's. A rare and very unusual doll's quilt.

I always send quilts etc. with free shipping for your approval..I never expect a decision from only the picture.



uf287
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UF287 Hand Loomed Floor or Bed Rug
c.1930
70" x 80"
Maine
$425

The months that weaving this piece would have taken are unimaginable. First the cotton threads needed to be created...then the hand weaving on a 36" loom! Again we have a piece that was too precious to use ..lucky for us..now we have an unused, natural colors of white, rug for your cottage or any room, in any home, that one wants to be white and cheery.

I have been told that some of these "Rugs" were actually used as bed coverings, much needed to keep warm in the cold winter months of Northern Maine. A woolen quilt covered by this piece would have been perfect to create a cozy, comfy and warm bed!

Never used and now washed and ready to be sent for your approval ...with free shipping.



uf286
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UF286 Hand Loomed Rug Runner
c.1930
34" x 166"
Maine
$425

How perfect this white hand loomed runner would be for your summer cottage or any room in any home you wish to be bright and cheerful.

Woven from homespun cotton threads that have been created in an assortment of thickness in natural shades of whites. It is amazing to me the weeks.....or months this runner would have taken to weave...and then because it was so treasured...never used! Now, almost 100 years later this runner will be used and enjoyed.

I am happy to send this runner, for your viewing and approval, with free shipping.



Q9287 Quilt
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Q9287 Wool and Wool Challis Victorian Crazy Quilt
c.1885
74 x 74 inches
Maine
$2,200

Muted colors I find very soothing. We have a Victorian Crazy quilt that was created from all muted colors: burgundies, blues, greens both pine and moss, blacks, rusts, bronze, brick color and bordered with a muted woven wool challie. Some blacks and browns are silk velvet. Created in the earlier 9 block formation with exceptionally exquisite and complicated embroidery around each piece and the entire circumference of the muted burgundy border.

Each block measures 22" X 22", the border is 3-3/4" in width which includes a 1/2" separately applied binding in taupe. The backing is a brown plaid cotton flannel just perfect to cuddle under!

A perfect quilt for your bed, comfortable chair or couch ...it is meant to be used and cherished! A truly fabulous quilt!

Please ask for this quilt to be sent, with free shipping, for your final approval. Please feel free to ask for more information.





Q9284 Quilt
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Q9284 Four Square Design Quilt
c.1875
83 x 83 inches
Maine
$850

Finding an unused quilt is always a treasure. This quilt was created from unused fabrics from the 1870's, with a few from an earlier date. We have stunning Indigo fabrics, fabulous florals, plaids and a huge array of other wonderful prints and dyes. A wonderful full batting has added to the creation of a visually soothing quilt to cuddle under.

Pieced by machine which enables the creator to tie the quilt vs. the quilt being quilted. Comprised of 100...8-1/4" squares. Every other square is a Four patch comprised of 4...4-1/8" squares. The edge is closed by machine using the pillowcase. From a distance the quilt is an optical illusion, with one seeing the 4 patch pattern or the pattern where the white calico blocks on the diagonal are prominent. This visual effect is much more prominent on the wall than laying flat on a bed.

Browns were a prominent color during the 1870's. As a fabric junkie this is a treasure trove of prints to relish. The backing is comprised of two tan fabrics..one solid, the other a muted abstract design.

The size of this quilt is generous and would fit a queen bed with 11 inches over the sides and more over the bottom.

Organically hand washed and ready to send with free shipping for your approval.





Folk Art Rose Wreath Quilt
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CONHO24 Folk Art Rose Wreath Quilt
c.1880
81 x 83 inches
Pennsylvania
$1,600

In the earlier part of the 19th century a swag border emulated the drapes in one's home. This quilt shows us a Folk Art rendering of a very sophisticated piece. Khaki and red are a wonderful combination. This palate on this quilt is actually by accident as the Khaki was a tobacco dyed green that oxidized as soon as the fabric was placed in water!

The 9 block formation was also an earlier quilt format. Each block measures 22" square, the border measures 8", which includes a 1/2" separately applied binding. We have two quilt techniques used here. We have piecing and applique. This is a dynamically graphic quilt one treasures for the design and colors......not for its average quilting. We have here outline quilting and crosshatch quilting. Each separate piece is outline quilted.

This graphically wonderful folk art quilt is now hand washed organically and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.



"Hearts"...A Little Love Quilt
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Q9278 "Hearts"...A Little Love Quilt
c.1927
26 x 34 inches
Maine
$1,200

What a perfect present for someone you love 😄 A quilt that shows hearts and more hearts and one to be treasured that is given to or received from someone special. Having only red and white fabrics makes this quilt a Valentine special.

The actual name of this pattern is Rob Peter to Pay Paul ...Here we have hearts, not just curved pieces. Completely hand pieced and hand quilted. The quilting design was executed in parallel lines apx. 1" apart. Each 5-1/2" block will have the quilting going in the opposite direction from the block next to it. The 1/4" binding was turned over from the back to the front and hand stitched down.

This little gem is now organically hand washed and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your approval.



Diamonds Quilt
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Q9277 Diamonds Quilt
c.1850
81 x 87 inches
Maine or New Hampshire
$2,300

If you are a fabric junkie, a lover of abstract art and a lover of quilts: this piece of art will captivate you. 😄 Very possibly this is a charm quilt. A charm quilt is one without a repeat of patterns and indeed a rarity. Was the man of the household someone who manufactured fabrics? How did the quilter acquire all the over 1,000 fabrics? These questions may remain a mystery....This quilt is definitely a conversation piece.

Comprised of over 1,000 diamonds measuring 5" tall having sides that measure 2-3/4". The fabrics date mostly from the 1840's and 50's. The backing is a home woven, home dyed linen. This graphic quilt is appreciated for the fabrics, graphics, age and condition. On a quilt such as this the quilting is rarely noticed...this is no exception. The separately applied binding measures 3/8" in width and was applied with a very early treadle machine. All piecing of over 1,000 diamonds was executed by hand.

The size of this quilt will fit perfectly on a queen size bed or adorn the wall of your great room, stairwell or hall or just for your collection.

This graphically wonderful quilt would work well in an antique home as well as in the most modern setting.

I am happy to send this quilt, with free shipping, for your 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.





Q9264a H-Block Log Cabin Quilt
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Q9264a H-Block Log Cabin Quilt
c.1885
71-1/2 x 71-1/2 inches
Maine
$900

Log Cabin quilts consist of around 12 different patterns.

This is an H-block Log Cabin, pieced by hand and using 64 9" blocks, each log measuring approximately 7/8". The center chimneys measure 1-5/8" square. This circa 1885 Log Cabin quilt is actually called a summer quilt. The reason is that the quilt has a pieced top and a backing, but the batting is left out. Technically this is not a true quilt, as a quilt has three layers. Some would call this a summer coverlet, but I prefer the term summer quilt. One can actually use this quilt year round. A light covering for the warmer days and over another blanket or down comforter for the colder days.

Burgundy was one of the most popular colors in the 1880s. This quilt has a myriad of fabric designs with burgundy and white prints. One of the really unusual aspects is the fact that the maker of this quilt turned over the outside log onto the back using it as a binding.

This quit had never been used and has now been organically hand washed. This would not only make a wonderful wall hanging, but would in fact be a lovely coverlet.

Please email or call us to send this quilt, with free shipping, to your home for approval.





BTG87 Nine Patch/Broken Dishes/Variable Star Quilt
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BTG87 Nine Patch/Broken Dishes/Variable Star Quilt
c.1850 with some much earlier fabrics
82 x 94 inches
Maine
$2,600

Out of my private collection comes this quilt. Time to share another quilt from my collection. As a fabric junkie, there are numerous prints on the quilt that I am absolutely captivated by. Completely pieced and quilted by hand. This quilt was created prior to the sewing machine being in the public's use.

There are twenty eight 11" blocks alternating with fabulous 1840s double pink striped calico blocks. Today the style is for us to buy enough fabric to complete every quilt. In the 19th century, fabric was so expensive that each piece was precious. We think of scrap bag quilts as depression era, however this very early quilt contains many scraps assembled in a most pleasing manner. So many of these prints have never been reproduced.

Created in Maine, this early quilt is in perfect condition. The backing is linen, indicative of the era. There is no sashing; there is no binding. The edge of this quilt is pillowcased and closed with a minuscule running stitch.



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.





Q9263 Log Cabin Straight Furrows Youth Summer Quilt
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Q9263 Log Cabin Straight Furrows Youth Summer Quilt
c.1875
48 x 58 inches
Maine
$1,400

The Log Cabin patterns came to us with women from England where this pattern originated. One of the first patterns was called Straight Furrows. The Furrows represented rows of plantings in the English countryside. This is one such quilt..technically a summer coverlet. This child's coverlet does not have a batting and the backing is the foundation for the construction of this "quilt".

There is a special way of creating a quilt that is only of New England origin. This quilt is created in that manner...happy to explain to the buyer.

The quilt measures 48" X 58", has 9-1/2 " blocks, 2-1/2" chimneys and logs that measure 3/4" in width. A wide array of prints and colors were used in the quilt's creation. If you are searching for a color this quilt should contain it. The size of this artistic endeavor makes it perfect for art on your wall.

Apparently never used, this quilt is now organically washed and ready to be sent, with free shipping for your approval.





BTG31 Flying Geese Four Post Quilt
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BTG31 Flying Geese Four Post Quilt
c.1825
94 x 100 inches (tail: 51 x 26 inches)
Maine
$2,900

This 200 year old mint condition four post bed quilt was originally made for an early New England bed with posts, and may heve even adorned a canopy. The family that created this quilt would have been affluent enough to deacorate their bed chamber in such a manner. Due to the quilt's enormity it will fit today's queen size bed. The geese pattern will cover the top of the bed and the bar border overhang will look like a dust ruffle. During this time period of an original early four post bed there could have been a child’s trundle bed underneath.
The three borders are 19-3/4” wide; the rectangles are 9 x 4-1/2” and are comprised of two triangles. The middle triangle is 9 x 6 x 6” and the side triangles are 4 x 4 x 6-1/2”.
The borders are a wonderful over-dyed green and yellow calico linen and a cotton red and white squiggly design. The geese are comprised of two fabrics, an early block print stripe and a black, red and white unusual print. The quilt has cross hatch and outline quilting and the bars have unusual 4“ quilted circles. The back is a homespun linen, then quilted with linen thread, both typical of an affluent family's quilt of this era. All piecing was executed by hand as it was made many years before the private use of the sewing machine.
The quilt is in perfect unused condition and ready to be sent on approval. It has been in my private collection for almost 34 years and it’s now time for a new home.





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.



Q6212 Rolling Stars Quilt
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Q6212 Rolling Stars Quilt
c.1870
83 x 83 inches
Maine
$2,200

This unusual pattern, Rolling Stars, actually shows motion. The name fits it perfectly. When you look at this quilt you actually feel like the stars are rolling.

The basic construction of this quilt is an 8 inch block containing a hexagonal rolling star. The blocks are joined by a 3 inch sashing of the same fabric as completes the corners of the hexagonal design block. Because of the continuous use of the same fabric it looks like the rolling stars are placed on one large piece of fabric. The triangles in the rolling star have 1-3/8 inch sides. The binding is a separately applied quarter inch binding of red fabric with a black polkadot. This binding fabric totally coordinates with the main fabric of the quilt. The backing fabric is a much earlier fabric that is a black calico on a minuscule black and white striped backing.

This quilt was registered with the Maine Quilt Heritage in February 1996. Heritage number available upon sale of quilt. All work has been executed by hand. Each piece of this quilt is outline quilted. A queen size bed measures 60 inches from side to side. If used on that bed there would be an approximately 11-1/2 inch overhang. A king size bed is 80 inches across so this quilt would completely cover your bed or make a wonderful throw for the bottom of your bed. In addition this quilt would make a fabulous piece of art for your great room, hallway or any wall in your home.

This quilt will not handle abuse and therefore I recommend it only as a wall hanging or display and therefore is now 1/2 price ...

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





Q8427 Nine Patch / Broken Dishes / Ohio Star Quilt
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Q8427 Nine Patch / Broken Dishes / Ohio Star Quilt
c.1845
84 x 94 inches
Maine
$3,400

As a fabric junkie I never tire of the visual enjoyment of antique fabrics. That was the time when one made everything to the best of one's ability as all projects were to last forever. Most, but not all, design patterns of early fabrics are not only beautiful but complicated in design. Back then we may have used what fabrics we had..nothing was wasted and fine fabrics were very expensive..a true treasure. This c.1845 quilt has fabrics that are older in date. Some squares are perfectly matched..some are not...but all work is perfectly executed!
The joining block must have been purchased fabric due to the yardage. This purchased fabric is a very fine pink and white stripe with an overlay floral and vine motif in at least two shades of pink. Some of my favorite blocks are the Indigo calico blocks. The backing is linen, common to a New England quilt that was created before the 1850's..This quilt from Maine probably was made along the coast where most of the wealthy families lived...Many were families of sea Captains.
I believe the thread used here is also linen. The main blocks have an interesting herringbone pattern quilted apx. 5/8 inch apart. The squares in the pieced blocks are cross hatch quilted on the diagonal while the pieced squares are outline quilted. Amazing for 180 years old..if this quilt was ever used..it was sparingly!! The condition is perfect and now organically hand washed. Shading in this photo is from the lighting not the quilt.
I am happy to send this quilt, at no charge, for your in home viewing or please make an appointment to visit my shop.





BTG77 Mosaic with a Diamond Path Quilt
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BTG77 Mosaic with a Diamond Path Quilt"
c.1845
70 x 84 inches
Maine
$3,200

This exquisite quilt is the only example that I have ever had with this miniature diamond path. The Mosaic is the original design that later transformed into the 20th century Grandmother's Flower Garden. As with most early designs this pattern came to us from England.
The hexagon has a 3/4" side while the diamonds and the joining triangles all have 3/4" sides. The inside if the border follows the scalloped outline of the quilt design. At the widest part the border measures 8-3/4"...at the narrowest part measuring 7-1/4". The innermost border of the double border is an early double pink. The outer part of the wide border measures 5-1/4" and is an amazingly beautiful early triple pink floral print...possibly French in origin. The 1/4" applied binding is a white linen. The backing is also a white linen.
Quilting is very elaborate, yet different from the quilt pattern, as seen on the closeup of the backing.
This sophisticated piece of quilt art comes from Linneaus, Maine...family name upon purchase.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home viewing.



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.



BTG63 H-Block Log Cabin Fragment
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BTG63 H-Block Log Cabin Fragment
c.1845
58 x 61 inches
Maine
$2,300

This wonderful H-Block Log Cabin quilt has been created from very, very fine wool challis, even having a wool challis backing. This quilt fragment is a large size. Where this quilt has been rebound with origional, same mid 19th century wool schallis fabric, one would assume the quilt to be of origional size. There was one end of the quilt that was not good so we removed that end and then rebound the quilt. Now that this quilt is not an origional size it becomes a fragment. This quilt appears to be in perfect condition.
The quilt was executed using( approximately 7-1/2 inch blocks. Naturally, at this age, everything was hand pieced. The fabrics were very, very expensive fabrics. The blue was a very 1840s blue. It's a deep rich cobalt blue, and the green calico is just absolutely gorgeous.
This quilt has been in my collection and is now ready to go up for sale.
Ready to be sent for your in-home approval.



conlk6 Signed and Dated Crazy Quilt with Native American Symbols
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CONLK6 Signed and Dated Crazy Quilt with Native American Symbols
Dated February 18, 1894
66 x 82 inches
Found in Maine
$1,600

After looking at and researching dozens of Crazy quilts to the best of my ability, I believe that this Maine quilt has definite Native American influence and symbolism. This original piece of art is comprised of 20 blocks, each measuring apx 16” square. A Victorian crazy quilt that is totally unique. There is Native American symbolism thoughout the quilt. This quilt has embroidered names, auld lang syne, staffs of wheat and ears of corn and planted rows in a field. Wonderful colors with wonderful motion and one of a kind. The front fabrics are wool, wool challis, wool silk and heavy cotton. The backing is all wool. This piece would provide great warmth as a quilt on a bed. As a piece of art,on a wall, this quilt would be artistically wonderful and soothing to the eyes. Ready to be sent for your viewing and approval.



conclk2 Folk Art Crib Quilt with Embroidered Swan
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CONCLK2 Original Folk Art Embroidered Table Embellishment
c.1890
28 x 38 inches
Found in Maine
$2,900

In complete original condition, this creatively embroidered table embellishment is comprised of 24 7” blocks with wool embroidered motifs on black wool. We have a swan, which to me represents a relationship lasting a lifetime, flowers and leaves representing spring, summer and happiness. There’s a bird with “AM” embroidered on its wing. Created in the 1890s, it appears that the maker was incredibly creative and probably came from a less affluent family. The backing of each block is a much earlier homewoven fabric. There are sleeves or what are called pockets sewn on the back making it ready for hanging. Equally beautiful would be as a center focal point of your dining room table...Ready to be sent for your viewing and approval.



Q9004 Miniature Blocks: Silk and Silk Velvet Log Cabin Barn Raising Quilt
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Q9004 Miniature Blocks: Silk and Silk Velvet Log Cabin Barn Raising Quilt
c.1870
60 x 65 inches
Maine/New Hampshire
$4,200

This silk velvet log cabin has a specific way to hang because the top of the quilt is without a border. I’m assuming they wanted that to be at the head of the bed. In mint condition, this exquisite quilt has a 4” golden silk velvet border that has been turned back to make a pillowcase edge.

The piecing was done with 1/2" logs and a 1" center chimney. Completely pieced by hand, these diminutive pieces create an exquisite outcome. Created over 150 years ago, it is ironic that these are all today’s colors. The backing is 19th century dress lining. This extraordinary textile will make a perfect focal point for your living room or great room. Silk fabrics will pulsate when properly lit, almost taking on another dimension. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.



Q9066_A Courthouse Log Cabin
Q9066_A Courthouse Log Cabin
c. 1880
46 x 68 inches
Maine
SOLD

Foundation pieced in a manner used only in New England. Each square was separately foundation pieced, and the edges were turned under and joined on the back. There is no batting in this child's quilt (youth bed), therefore it can also be called a summer quilt. However it is perfect to use this over a warm blanket in winter. The creation of each block results in the quilting that you see on the back. The turkey red floral binding is much older and can date from the 1850s. The array of fabric used to create this sunshine and shadows quilt dates from 1850 to 1880. Graphically wonderful, this is the perfect size quilt ot use for a wall hanging, on your couch, or s throw on a bed. It was meant for a youth, so is a perfect size for a youth bed. Found in Maine. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. One piece of the binding has been restored with the identical fabric. The rest of the quilt is in original condition.









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.



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.





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.



CQ347 Little Bo Peep Crib Quilt
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CQ347 Little Bo Peep Crib Quilt
c.1945
32 x 43 inches
Maine
$350

This charming little bo peep kit quilt was made somewhere between 1940 and 1945. All the applieque and quilting are done by hand. The little soldiers are carrying American flags, which would have been very patrioitic for that era, therefore I am placing it around 1944-1945. The binding is all done by hand. The chevron, floral and cross hatch quilting are all done by hand using pink quilting thread. the back kof the quilt is pink, the fabric being a nice cozy flannel. Created in Maine, this adorable quilt appears to have been hardly used. On this littl bo peep quilt we also have an embroidered humpty dumpty, little tin soldiers, and another nursery rhyme applique. This sweet quilt would be an adorable piece of art for a baby's room. Created in Maine, this quilt is in complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



DQ122 Doll's quilt created by a child
DQ122 Doll's quilt created by a child
c. 1928
11 x 20 inches
Maine
$165

Complete original condition. One can easily tell by the shape of this quilt and some of the pieces that a child definitely had a hand in its creation, probably alongside her mother or grandmother.





QT500 Mosaic Quilt Top
c.1830
82 x 74 inches + 16" tail
Maine
$625

When this quilt top was created, the pattern's name was a Mosaic. The Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern was not designed until the 1920’s. This top was created for an early four post bed. New England was the only area that created quilts with "cut outs" for 4 post beds. The fabrics are unused, the colors are vibrant and in perfect condition, looking as if it were created yesterday. Each hexagon has 1-3/4” sides. The quilt top is comprised of a chrome yellow calico, a turkey red calico, double pink calico and over-dyed green calicos, representing the four colors of each garden. The "gardens" are joined with white paths. The green and pink calicos are very unusual. The fabrics by themselves are worth far more than the price of the top. At the time this quilt top was made, all these fabrics were very expensive, possessed only by affluent families. This quilt top can be finished for a bed, as is, or the tail removed and the fabric used to create pillows. Ready to be sent for your approval.



QT236 Bricks/Streak of Lightning Quilt Top
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QT236 Bricks/Streak of Lightning Quilt Top
c.1880
80 x 80 inches
Maine
$525

The red and white calico pieces are apx 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches alternating with a black and white diminutive star print. This is one of the very few pieces in my shop that I know is from York, Maine, where my shop is. Pristine condition and ready to quilt. I’m also able to sell the same date fabric if someone chooses to have that. This will fit a queen size bed. Hand stitched.



QT219 Nine Patch quilt top
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QT219 Nine Patch quilt top
c.1880
69 x 69 inches
Maine
$385

This nine patch is comprised of 11.5" blocks made up of 4" squares. These blocks are both hand and machine pieced. An unused quilt top is perfect to take apart, harvesting the fabric to make a miniature quilt. 4,761 square inches of fabric gives a quilter a lot to work with All the fabric appears to be unused. There is a small amount of fading on a few of the solid blues where it was folded. Other than that, the colors appear to be perfect.



QT804 Mosaic quilt top
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QT804 Mosaic quilt top
c.1928
76 x 90 inches
Maine
$475

All hand pieced wonderful array of 1920s fabrics with a pale yellow center of the mosaics and the same center joining the paths. This is very unusual. Perfect condition. Beautiful piece.



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