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

About American Antique Red & White Quilts

Red and White antique quilts are the second most popular color combination in America. One advantage of a two color combination is its ability to fit into any décor. No extra decorating adjustments need to be made for a red and white antique quilt; it will be perfect in any room! We have Red and White antique quilts in every size from crib to queen.

American Antique Red & White Quilts

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conjg1 Quilt
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CONJG1 Original Turkey Red and Off White Broken Star Design
c.1865
76 x 84 inches
East Coast
$3,400

This superb Turkey Red and white Broken Star quilt is comprised of blocks measuring 15” tip to tip plus the Swag border. The square joining blocks are 8-1/2” and the small diamond joining areas are 4-1/2”. All diamonds used throughout this quilt have 1-3/8” sides. The diamonds, stars and blocks are all hand pieced. The quilt is hand quilted with a few of the curved part of the swags machine outlined top stitched as well as the 3/8 inch Turkey Red binding.....why..I have no idea except to brag that this woman possessed a treadle machine...so rare at this time in history! The 8" swag border is one we see on early American quilts always with straight sides. In the 20th century, this design changed to scalloped edges. This border represents the drapes in the bedroom with tassel ties. The swag and swag border are echo quilted, the main body is straight line cross-hatched with the design of the pattern. Looking at this quilt, it’s hard to decipher how it’s constructed. The woman who pieced this quilt had an amazing eye for design. This quilt will fit a queen bed with the 8” swag hanging over the three sides. The top of the quilt doesn’t have the swag because the early New Englanders thought it unnecessary if you weren’t going to see it. The piecing, design and graphics on this quilt are very sophisticated. I believe that the quilting was executed by a different person. We have organically hand washed this wonderful quilt and it is now ready to be sent for your approval.



cq350 Folk Art Crib Quilt
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CQ350 Folk Art Crib Quilt
c. 1880
34 x 42 inches
New York
$850

This little appliquéd folk art crib quilt is so whimsical. A late 19th century rendition of an late 18th century tree of life quilt design. We have here an original turkey red center medallion folk art design. In the last quarter of the 18th century, there was a very sophisticated quilt design and style called the tree of life. This was a chintz Broderie Perse quilt and was created from expensive chintz fabrics. This little quilt is a late 19th century folk art rendition of that style. The center medallion red tree is surrounded by 8 appliquéd red folk art flowers. Appliqued and quilted by hand then finished with a 1/4” separately applied turkey red binding. This quilt is so soft it shows use. A wonderful wall hanging or an original piece for someone’s red and white quilt collection. Organically washed and ready to be sent for your approval.



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CONSW2 Turkey Red Center Medallion Applique Coverlet
Dated 1838 and signed by Mary Ann Wilhelm
74 x 102 inches

SOLD

Truly amazing is this center medallion folk art appliqued and reverse appliqued summer coverlet created by a 15 year old young lady named Mary Ann Wilhelm in 1838. Each block appears to be an original design from her artistic eye. Her love of animals and the universe is seen through her eyes. We have the American Eagle, the symbol of our country, what appears to be St. Nicholas, hearts and birds similar to those seen on Chester County, Pennsylvania quilts. All the work on this incredible textile is appliqued and reverse appliqued on linen from a variety of early turkey red calicoes dating from the late 18th century up until the time this coverlet was created.

From a sociological point of view we know that this young lady was part of a very affluent family, because of the unbelievably high cost of these fabrics. I do not know the exact location of the creation of this piece of art, but I lean towards the Chester Co, PA area.

The format of this coverlet is reminiscent of the early English quilts, with its center medallion and surrounding design. This coverlet is in amazing condition.



q9113 Four Patch Irish Chain
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Q9113 Four Patch Irish Chain
c.1855
65 x 78 inches
Pennsylvania
$650

This very graphic red and white quilt has wonderful piecing and unsophisticated quilting. This quilt was finished with a turned over binding found frequently in Pennsylvania. Meticulously machine pieced creating fantastic graphics. Quilting stitches uneven. It was not unusual to find women who enjoyed piecing and not quilting, and visa versa. I think this quilt may have been made by two people or one person with special talents.... Organically hand washed and ready for your approval at home.



conch3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
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CONCH3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
c.1840
22 x 28 inches
New England
$1,700

This wonderful little quilt is made up of 2-3/8 x 1-3/4 inch rectangles. A huge array of c.1825 to c.1840 fabrics qualify this quilt to be a historical study in fabrics. The quilt is finished with a Turkey red binding and all hand pieced and hand quilted. This diminutive quilt has been constructed from white linen fabric and linen thread, and is in unused condition. There are two sleeves on the quilt, ready to hang. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.



f316 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red LaMoyne Star Centers with Flying Geese Border Fragment
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F316 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red LaMoyne Star Centers with Flying Geese Border Fragment
c. 1865
30 x 30 inches
New England
$695

Two corners have pinwheel squares. Two original borders are from the full sized quilt. Feathered stars and the other two borders have been lifted from the original quilt to finish this fragment. Bindings are original fabric. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



F511 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Fragment
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F511 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Fragment
c.1865
28 x 33 inches
New England
$275

This little red and white quilt fragment is a perfect size for a small area on your wall or a table topper. It is finished with a same date red and white calico binding. Approx 6 1/2 inch square blocks make up the quilt. Pieced and quilted by hand. The quilting is in a cross hatch 1 inch grid. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. The quilt was $350, marked down to $275 due to some wear. Please call for details.



Q8620 Turkey Red Calico Unusual Basket Quilt
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Q8620 Turkey Red Calico Unusual Basket Quilt
c.1835 (baskets and backing c.1825)
83 x 86 inches
Rutland, VT
$3,200

This early quilt is a statement of affluence and good taste. These Turkey Red calico fabrics are truly amazing! The front of the quilt is in excellent, excellent condition. The backing was created from an 18th century home dyed linen that may pre-date the front by 40-50 years. Due to the acidic dye from the walnut hulls used in the dyeing process, there are places where the fabric is split on the back. There are also water stains on the back which must have been there before the quilt was made because no staining came through to the front. Naturally, when hung or on a bed you won’t see the backing at all. We can take an early linen and cover up the few areas of the back where there are splits if desired. There is slight wear on the binding, which is unnoticeable, but could be restored if someone desires. The blocks measure apx 11 inches square. The sashing, which joins the blocks, measures 4 inches and the large connecting triangles around the edge of the quilt measure 11 x 11 x 16 inches. When the triangles are combined with the sashing - it appears as a triangle with 17" sides. Naturally, everything on this quilt is hand sewn as it pre-dates the sewing machine. The binding is 3/8 inch hand applied created from the same fabric as the sashing. The triangles in the basket measure 2 x 2 x 3 inches. The overall appearance is pure beauty and sophistication! The quilt has been organically washed by Betsey. The price reflects the area on the back that has some splitting.





Q8735 Double Nine Patch Single Irish Chain
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Q8735 Double Nine Patch Single Irish Chain
c.1885
73 x 73 inches
Chester County, PA
$1,200

This delightful red and white quilt has been beautifully executed and is comprised of 1” postage stamp size squares. This quilt is both hand pieced and machine pieced and finished with only hand quilting in very small stitches. The mini 9 patch blocks are 3” square made up of 9 1" squares. The extended 9 patch, comprised of 9 of the smaller blocks, is a 9” square. The wide border measures 12-1/2” in width which includes a 1/4” machine applied binding. Each postage stamp has double edged quilting, one on the inside and one on the outside of the outer edge. The outer exceptionally wide border has 2 separate rows of chain quilting. One row of chains measures 4-1/4” in width while the other measures 7-1/2” in width. This sweet quilt appears to be in totally unused condition. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent on approval.



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

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



Q9079 Irish Chain, Miniature 4 Patch and Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
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Q9079 Irish Chain, Miniature 4 Patch and Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
c.1885
65 x 78 inches
Pennsylvania
$950

I think someone cleverly invented a new pattern. If anyone out there knows the actual name for this, please send me an email. The condition of this quilt is perfect, the graphics outstanding, but it appears that the quilting was done by a beginner. This quilt is all about the graphics. The binding is turned over from the back to the front and hand stitched down. It’s a wonderful size for a wall hanging (which can be hung in any direction), or will fit a queen or twin bed, or as a throw at the bottom of a queen bed as an accent piece. It’s absolutely stunning. This was a mint quilt, meaning it was never used and never washed. Now that Betsey has professionally hand washed it, it is known as unused, which means never used but washed.



CONLH3 Turkey Red and White Calico Bassinet Quilt
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CONLH3 Turkey Red and White Calico Bassinet Quilt
c.1840
22 x 28 inches
New England
$1,400

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Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
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Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
c.1825
31 x 43 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,200

This amazingly perfect and sophisticated bassinet quilt is hand pieced and hand outline quilted using linen thread. As many pre-1850s quilts, it is backed with linen fabric, the diamonds are also white linen. Comprised of two similar but rare Turkey red calico prints. This very early bassinet quilt is truly a treasure. A perfect size for collecting, to put on a tabletop or to hang on the wall. Truly a rare bird. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



f314-315 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red Ohio Star Centers Fragment
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F314-315 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red Ohio Star Centers Fragment
c. 1850
22.5 x 22.5 inches
New England
$425 each

This diminutive center medallion Ohio star has an Ohio star as the central focal point. Dating from c.1850 this little piece is of course created all by hand. As a fragment we have bound it with original 1850s fabric. Created from turkey red combined with a high quality white fabric, this piece is perfect as a table topper or as a wall hanging. Completely hand stitched which is indicative of its being made prior to 1850s when the sewing machine came into use.





Q7034 Broderie Perse in Block Formation
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Q7034 Broderie Perse in Block Formation
c.1860
68 x 82 (172.7 x 208.3 cm)
Maine
$1,550

A totally unique folk art rendition of an earlier Broderie Perse style, this quilt has been arranged in block formation with 2 ¼ inch Turkey red sashing and border. Many nineteenth century fabrics have been cut out in various shapes and hand appliquéd with miniscule stitches. The diagonal line hand quilting is spaced approximately 1 inch apart. The border includes a 3/8 inch wide separately applied Turkey red binding and the backing is muslin. Professionally hand washed by Betsey; please ask her for more details.



Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
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Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
c.1890
36 x 50 inches
Ohio
$750

This graphic and optical illusion crib quilt is in perfect unused condition. Pieced by machine, quilted by hand using very tiny stitches, each triangle in the pinwheel is outline quilted. The white joining blocks are outline quilted and cross-hatched quilted. The quilting mimics a diamond in a square pattern. The pinwheel squares are 5", the triangles are 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The binding is 1/2 inch applied by hand. The side borders measure 4.75 inches with diagonal quilting approx 1.25 inches apart. The top and bottom borders measure 6.75 inches. Complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8770 Red & White Pinwheel and Blocks Crib Quilt
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Q8770 Red & White Pinwheel and Blocks Crib Quilt
c.1865
35 x 36 (88.9 x 91.4 cm)
PA
$825

This diminutive Civil War era quilt is a treasure. Originally made for a bassinet it would be perfect displayed as artwork on your wall. It has a red woven twill tape binding. The only flaw in this completely original quilt is some wear in areas of the twill tape binding, and one corner where an inch and a half of the binding is missing. See detail image. Hand washed by Betsey.

Wonderful early fabrics throughout are hand pieced into blocks just 3¾" square. There are two cotton calico prints in black, red and white used for the top and the backing is a sweet complementary calico in red, brown and ecru - see detail image. A very sweet quilt in all original condition. Ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.



Q8979 Red & White Burgoyne Surrounded
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Q8979 Red & White Burgoyne Surrounded
c.1915
73 x 74 (185.4 x 188 cm)
Lancaster, PA
$1,600

A classic red and white palette is used for this wonderful rendition of the Burgoyne Surrounded pattern. This early 20th century quilt makes a wonderful graphic statement with its bold layout and scalloped edging. Machine pieced and hand quilted it is comprised of solid white paired with solid red cotton. The large blocks measure 14¼ x 14¼ inches with white 6½ inch sashing between.

Nicely executed hand quilting includes parallel diagonal lines in each block, with floral medallions, chain, and feather stitching in the white border and sashing. The backing is white cotton and the applied ⅜ inch scalloped binding is the same white cotton used on the front. This is a wonderful and vibrant red and white quilt in hardly used, perfect condition that would be marvelous as art on your wall or equally as charming on a bed. This quilt, which has been professionally washed by Betsey, is ready to send to you on approval for private viewing.

DQ121 Red & White Bassinette Quilt Top
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DQ121 Red & White Bassinette Quilt Top
c.1900
26 x 30
ME
$165

This little bassinette quilt top is a small graphic treasure in its classic palette of solid red and white. Postage stamps ranging in size from 1 1/8 inches to 1 1/2 inches per side form the checkerboard pattern in this quilt top. There are also interesting longer pieces measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches long, forming crosses here and there. Solid red triangles form the edge of this miniature quilt top attesting to its original intent to be a bassinette quilt. With your backing, filler and a binding it will make your child's crib complete. It would also be a fabulous bit of graphic art hung on the wall. This quilt top was made by hand and put away to be finished into a miniature quilt later – by you, don’t you think? It is in excellent, unused condition.

Q8954 Variation of Flock of Geese / Old Maid's Puzzle within a Garden Maze
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Q8954 Variation of Flock of Geese / Old Maid's Puzzle within a Garden Maze
1815 - 1825
85 x 89 (215.9 x 226.1 cm)
PA
$4,900

A spectacular circa 1825 quilt with various beautiful Turkey Red calicoes that date back to circa 1815. The sashing that makes up the garden maze pattern is all one calico, with different Turkey red calicoes paired with linen for the pieced blocks and borders. Individual Flying Geese blocks measure 5 x 5 inches and are arranged in a variation of the Old Maid's Puzzle and placed within a Garden Maze. A lovely seven inch linen outer border surrounds the inner design.

Hand pieced and intricately quilted throughout in diagonal cross hatch for the geese blocks, oval chain links in the white linen sashing, and a feathered vine surrounded by diagonal cross hatching in the outer border. Extraordinary hand quilting in fine stitches using linen thread. The linen backing folds to the front to form the scant 1/4 inch binding. A masterpiece of skillful execution using an original compilation of patterns in a variety of gorgeous Turkey red calicoes.

A fine addition to a collection this very early quilt can be used on a bed or hung on the wall as fine art. A magnificent, graphic quilt in perfect condition. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8605 Red & White Garden Maze
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Q8605 Red & White Garden Maze
c.1865
81 x 81 (205.7 x 205.7 cm)
Pennsylvania
$2,400

The Garden Maze is a very early pattern originating in New England during the 1830's which then migrated to Pennsylvania. This wonderful example is comprised of just two fabrics; solid Turkey red and white. Organized and geometric this bold and graphic quilt is pieced and quilted by hand.

All latticework strips in solid Turkey red fabric measure 1 ½ inches wide. The backing is turned to the front and hand stitched down to form the ¼ inch white binding. In excellent condition this crisp and beautiful quilt also has lovely quilting with outline stitching in the Turkey red, 1 ½ inch cross hatching in the white squares and diagonal parallel lines in the oblongs.

Red and white is always a favorite and can fit into any decor from modern to traditional. It would be perfect for use on a bed or as art for your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8893 Turkey Red Gothic Applique Bassinet Quilt
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Q8893 Turkey Red Gothic Applique Bassinet Quilt
c.1850
40 x 40 (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
VA
$1,900

What a spectacular Turkey red and white cotton applique bassinet quilt. This early quilt has a very graphic and gothic star papercut applique measuring 20 1/2 inches in diameter as its central focus. Within the large star is a smaller 5 inch in diameter white star hand appliqued in tiny stitches. The red center of this star is reverse appliqued. Lovely 3/4 inch wide borders surround the inner design in solid Turkey red and white strips. Miniature 5/8 inch split squares form the corner blocks joining the triple border. The fourth and outermost border is white and is a generous 7 inches wide. A beautifully scaled design.

Hand quilting in this diminutive beauty includes herringbone stitching for the outside border; outline stitching in the triple inner border; and 5/8 inch diagonal cross hatch in the center white ground. Echo outline hand quilting accentuates the central gothic star shape. The backing is white cotton, and the front folds to the back to form the 1/4 inch wide hand stitched binding.

A wonderful work of textile art made for a special child's bassinet. It was carefully used and is in lovingly cared for perfect condition. This softly muted Turkey red and white beauty would be a spectacular piece of art on your wall, or a very special crib quilt for that special baby. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

CON JP Burgoyne Surrounded
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CON JP Burgoyne Surrounded
c.1855
78 x 83 (198.1 x 210.8 cm)
Unknown origin
$6,050

This fabulous Turkey red calico and white quilt was made by a very skilled needlewoman. Entirely hand pieced and precisely hand quilted this beautiful design is effective when seen close up and folded on a quilt rack and has stunning impact when fully open and viewed from a distance. This quilt contains the same Turkey red calico throughout indicating purchased yardage was used rather than scrap fabrics from other sewing projects, and therefore most probably came from an affluent family. The backing is white with a ¼ inch applied turkey red calico binding. Quilting stitches include cross hatch, daisy and freehand leaves.

A wonderful find for any history buff, this quilt was made in the pieced pattern Burgoyne Surrounded. The name comes from the Revolutionary War battle of Saratoga, in which 5,800 British troops under the command of General John Burgoyne were surrounded by the American army and forced to surrender on October 17, 1777. This American victory was the turning point in the war, and during one of the periods of colonial revival in the 1800’s, a quilt pattern showing a large square surrounded by smaller squares was created and named for the unfortunate General Burgoyne.

A stunning red and white quilt for your collection it would be fabulous on a bed or hung as fantastic graphic art on your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey you can have this quilt sent to you for review in your home before purchase.

Q8656 Turkey Red & White Baskets
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Q8656 Turkey Red & White Baskets
c.1875
74 x 66 (188 x 167.6 cm)
ME
$1,450

This cheerful and pristine Basket Quilt executed in solid Turkey red and white is ready to brighten your home. Each 7 ¾ hand pieced and hand appliqued block alternates with a solid white joining block. Hand quilting features outline stitching in the basket blocks and ¾ inch crosshatching in the white joining blocks.

The backing is the same white cotton fabric used on the front with a separately applied hand sewn 3/8” white binding. Clean, soft, bright and in excellent condition this sweet basket quilt will light up any room in your home! Two color quilts are always a joy to find and easy to incorporate into any home’s decor.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send on approval.

Q8649 Red & White Lemon Peel / Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q8649 Red & White Lemon Peel / Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c. 1870
73 x 88 (185.5 x 223.5 cm)
Maine
$2,400

A wonderful early pattern is showcased on this very graphic red and white quilt. Just two fabrics were used: a red and dark pink pattern, and solid white. This indicates the maker was probably from an affluent family as enough of this fabric was purchased to create this quilt rather than making use of “scrap” fabrics on hand.

Blocks measure 6 ½” square and are both hand and machine pieced. Curved pieces are more difficult to execute well so the creator of this quilt was an experienced seamstress. Quilting is stitched entirely by hand in echo outline and parallel lines throughout. The backing is white and the ½” binding is treadle machine topstitched in the same red fabric as used on the front. The end result is a harmonious and graphic piece of textile art.

This is a wonderful quilt for use on a bed or would be equally as beautiful hung on a wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and in excellent condition. Quilts are always sent on approval.

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