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

About My Patriotic Colors

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

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

Patriotic Colors

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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.





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.





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.



CONJE11 Homespun Linsey Woolsey
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CONJE11 Homespun Linsey Woolsey
c.1780-1820
63 x 87 inches
North Carolina
$3,500

An antique in America needs to be 100 years old or older. Here we have a historical artifact that is between 200 and 240 years old and still to be used today! When this quilt was created both the wool and the linen were most likely created where the family resided.

The entire process could easily take two years to complete. After the fibers were hand carded or homespun respectively, they were then home dyed, most likely in a cast iron caldron. In the case of this "Linsey" we have on one side a Cochineal dyed fiber and on the other side a Black Walnut dyed fiber.

After the arduous process of creating yardage of each fiber the fabrics were layered over a home carded heavy cotton batting. The quilting stitches were then executed using a herringbone pattern design. Both of these natural dyes are indigenous to the American South. The combination of both the visual and emotional effects of this amazing quilt are from amazement to feelings of warmth and security.

Organically hand washed and in original condition, this fantastic find is ready to be sent for your at home approval.





Q8103 Barn Raising Log Cabin in Wool Challis Quilt
Q8103 Barn Raising Log Cabin in Wool Challie Quilt
c.1860
80 x 90
Lancaster, PA
SOLD

I often wonder about the stories of these exquisite quilts that have survived centuries still unused. Could they have been created for someone so special that they have survived unused for a century and a half?
This wool challis Barn Raising Log Cabin is comprised of dozens of different mid and early 19th century challis fabrics. These early wool and silk fabrics were highly prized, purchased and used by families "of means". The original Log Cabin came to America from England. Since that arrival we have added many variations to the original Straight Furrows pattern. The center Medallion seen on this quilt is very unusual...constructed using solid grey and Prussian Blue.....I am sure it had major significance to the artist that created this magnificent quilt. Due to its large size it will very comfortably fit a queen size bed, having undoubtedly been made for an early high bed. I can easily picture this quilt as an astoundingly captivating piece of wall art ...
Used in this quilt we have challis in calicos, solids, plaids, stripes..and even a few very rare and expensive silk velvets. Could the latter have been from a very special and expensive formal gown? The red center, as always, signifies the hearth...the center of the home. The foundation pieced blocks measure 9-1/2 "...the rare paisley wholecloth C.1840's backing is the only place one can see quilting.
This stunning quilt is ready to be sent for your at home approval.



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

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





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

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



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

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





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

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



B27 The Wonderful Red, White and Blue Blanket
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B27 The Wonderful Red, White and Blue Blanket
c.1880
69 x 78 inches
New England
$900

A graphically pleasing plaid home woven woolen blanket...perfect to use any time of the year when one needs some warmth.
Can you imagine how long it took to weave this wonderful blanket...Woven on a 26-1/2" loom from red, white and blue woolen yarn. The finished product was then sewn together in three strips.
After the Civil War more people started purchasing wool than going through the entire time consuming process to create the finished product...The industrial era was beginning. I believe this yarn was purchased..therefore this blanket is called home woven and not homespun.
The three strips are sewn together so perfectly that this blanket is reversible. A piece of textile art to use on your bed or a wonderful throw for one's couch or chair.
We are happy to send for your at home approval. Shipping is always free in the continental USA...internationally there is a shipping fee.



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square

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.

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