18th & 19th Century American Antique Quilts
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About 18th & 19th Century American Antique Quilts
The 18th and 19th century category of antique quilts, spans approximately 120 years, and encompasses a large variety of styles and fabrics. The earliest antique quilts available for sale at Rocky Mountain Quilts are from the last quarter of the 18th century.

During this time, and into the first quarter of the 19th century, many American colonists were making whole cloth quilts by sewing together repeat lengths of the same fabric, thus giving the illusion of one “whole cloth”. Many of the colonists used homespun, others used rare and expensive imported Chintz fabrics. After the American Revolutionary War, quilters began to make more pieced quilts, and also developed the appliqué technique of Broderie Perse.

The vegetable dyes available in the 18th and 19th century limited the colors available, but those same rich, deep tones are just the ones many are seeking today. Vegetable dyes were made from flowers, herbs, bark, and roots. As the 19th century progressed, advances in aniline dye manufacturing processes expanded the color palettes available, and beautifully pieced and appliqued quilts continued to be made, using the extra fabric choices available. The close of the 19th century saw the upsurge in popularity of Victorian Crazy Quilts, those wonderfully exuberant creations of silk, velvet, ribbons and all manner of embellishments.

Q8506 Wool Challis Windmill Log Cabin Quilt
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Q8506 Wool Challis Windmill Log Cabin Quilt
c.1875
72 x 86 (182.9 x 218.4 cm)
PA
$3,900

A wonderful piece of textile art in excellent condition, this antique Log Cabin quilt in the Windmill pattern has powerful graphics accentuated by its two color palette. Made from solid burgundy and tan wool and wool challis with a 4½ inch burgundy wool challis border framing the whole. Log Cabin quilts are traditionally both pleasingly graphic and sophisticated in design. The limited color palette used here, as well as the choice and scale of pattern, make for an even stronger statement.

Blocks measuring 16 x 16 inches contain 3/4 to 1 inch wide logs. Burgundy chimneys measure 2 x 2 inches and are set on point within burgundy corners. One 'mistake' can be seen in the top right log cabin block with the use of tan instead of burgundy for the corners. A nod to superstition? or simply the maker's mark. The border folds to the back and is hand stitched down forming the 3/8 inch binding. The backing is a solid burgundy cotton - see detail images. Hand quilting in the border in diagonal parallel line stitching set one inch apart, with outline stitching used in the log cabins.

A wonderful c.1875 Log Cabin quilt in excellent condition that would be beautiful hung as art on the wall or stunning used on a bed. There were a few moth holes that we have hand woven (just as the quilt's maker would have done) using fabric threads pulled from the quilt's seam allowances . Ask us about seeing this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q9003 Silk Bars & Blocks Quilt
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Q9003 Silk Bars & Blocks Quilt
c.1860
52 x 58 (132.1 x 147.3 cm)
Derry, NH
SOLD

A stunning pre Civil War creation comprised entirely of luscious silks both front and back. Jewel tones shine among the darker, rich tones of brown, cream and blue in a wonderful array of solids and patterns. The hand pieced silk bars and blocks are in varying sizes within each column. High quality dress silks, ties and ribbons meld together forming a unique and graphic work of art.

The backing is a gorgeous silk plaid in brown, ecru and taupe – Betsey once owned a wedding dress from this era in the same fabric. The applied 3/8 inch binding is in this same silk and sewn entirely by hand. Hand quilting is hardly visible and is executed along the edges of each column in tiny, precise stitches. The batting is very thin and lightweight.

This is a very beautiful and visually graphic silk quilt that pleads to be hung on a wall and enjoyed as the artwork it is. It is all original, and in perfect condition as it was apparently created then hidden away like treasure. It remains as bright and perfect as the day it was completed. Betsey has never seen a silk quilt quite like this one. Please ask her about having this quilt sent to you on approval for private viewing.
Q9000 Feathered Star in a Garden Maze
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Q9000 Feathered Star in a Garden Maze
c.1870
80 x 102 (203.2 x 259.1 cm)
PA
$1,600

This 19th century red, white and blue quilt in the beloved Feathered Star pattern is exceptionally clean, bright, and graphic. Gorgeous 12 inch feathered stars are offset by a lovely 2 inch wide blue with white polka dots garden maze on a solid white background. 'Feather' triangles measure a mere 7/8 inch per short side and are hand pieced as is each star block. The wide 8 inch white border and the maze are treadle sewing machine pieced.

Lovely hand quilting includes outline and echo outline in the star blocks and maze, with floral vines in the white areas within the garden maze. A six bar cable is beautifully hand quilted in the wide white border which may have been added later. The backing is the same white cotton used on the front which folds to the back forming the scant 1/4 inch hand stitched binding.

A patriotic beauty in excellent condition, this quilt was used and lovingly cared for. In a wonderful large size it would make a stunning visual graphic for your bed. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.
Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
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Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
c.1895
60 x 67 (152.4 x 170.2 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$3,900

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

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

This is a unique quilt that would please a variety of tastes; from Folk Art to softly elegant to cozy comfy. The perfect size for wall art or for use as a throw on bed or sofa. In perfect condition it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8796 Dated Folk Art Crazy Quilt 'Think of Me'
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Q8796 Dated Folk Art Crazy Quilt 'Think of Me'
Dated 1900
62 x 71 (157.5 x 180.3 cm)
PA
$3,400

A fabulous folk art crazy quilt comprised of a combination of wool, wool challis and velvet crazy pieces with whimsical wool embroidery. A wonderful palette of reds, blues, russet, greens, browns, and ecru forms the ground of this great folk art piece. The artist used this as a canvas onto which she embroidered large scale whimsical and traditional designs using a variety of stitch patterns and colors of wool yarns in bright, warm hues.

Multiple cats along with birds, large bugs and a terrific barn with fence are included with a sentimental 'Think of Me'. In the center of the quilt is the embroidered date of 1900. The name of 'Hatt' as well as initials 'G.D.R.' are hand stitched with wool yarn. The backing is a fabulous and early black, pink and white cotton print - see detail images. Reverse tied with cream wool yarn this quilt also has a pillowcase edging. Multi-hued wool embellishment stitching provides the perfect finish for the outside edges.

Charm and a certain 'joie de vivre' combine to make this quilt a great choice as a focal point for that special room. Folk art whimsy at its best, this is a wonderful and unique quilt that can be sent to you on approval for private review. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8886 Early Octagon with Broken Dishes
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Q8886 Early Octagon with Broken Dishes
c.1850
77 x 83 (195.6 x 210.8 cm)
Lancaster, PA
Was $3,200 Now $2,800

A wonderful and very early octagon quilt executed in fabrics dating from 1825 to 1845. Fabulous cottons in early indigo, madder dye, cheddar, and over dyed greens display beautifully in block prints, plaids, calicoes, geometrics, stripes and solids. Eye candy for those who treasure these early fabrics! Blocks measure 4 x 4 1/2 inches and contain one octagon piece and four corner triangles measuring 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. Completely hand pieced, the corners of the octagon blocks form the Broken Dishes pattern when sewn together. The use of color and fabric pattern by the maker attests to her artistic ability. This is a very enervating yet sophisticated piece of textile art.

A lovely 7 1/4" wide brown calico border frames the very graphic interior design. Completely hand quilted using brown linen thread, the maker stitched a circle within each octagon and the herringbone pattern in the border. The backing is a gorgeous brown, madder and ecru calico with opposite ends containing strips of a second calico in the same hues - she must have run out of the first! See detail images. Using such lovely fabrics for the back of her quilt, when they could have been used in the creation of a second quilt top, indicates her family may have had some means. The 3/8" applied binding is a brown, taupe, red and ecru calico.

This is a wonderful c.1845 quilt of exceptional design in excellent condition. It would be spectacular as art on your wall or equally as stunning used on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8996 Flying Geese Variation
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Q8996 Flying Geese Variation
c.1880
69 x 80 (175.3 x 203.2 cm)
ME
$1,300

A fabulous quilt in wonderful condition...with a great palette of indigo blue, double pink and pure white. A white stars on indigo cotton is used for both the 2½ inch triangles and the inner 1¾ inch border. One lovely double pink cotton was used throughout for the interior triangles. Skillfully hand pieced, then finely hand quilted with precise 3/4 inch cross hatch stitching in the geese blocks, sunflowers in the white joining blocks, feathered vines in the 5½ inch white sashing, and diagonal parallel lines spaced 3/4 inches apart in the top and bottom borders, with feathered vines in the 5 inch side borders.

The backing is white cotton which folds to the front to form the scant 1/4 inch binding. We quite often find quilts from this era which were completely hand pieced and hand quilted sporting a topstitched binding. Why is that you ask? How better to show off the maker's proud ownership of that relatively new and no doubt expensive invention - a treadle sewing machine.

This very lovely quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. Perfect for a bed or for display as the artwork it is. Professionally hand washed in our bathtub. Please ask Betsey about having this quilt sent to you on approval for private viewing.
Q8976 Mennonite Variable Star in a Garden Maze with Triangle Border
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Q8976 Mennonite Variable Star in a Garden Maze with Triangle Border
c.1880
70 x 80 (177.8 x 203.2 cm)
PA
$3,750

A sumptuous Mennonite velvet quilt in a fabulous pattern of Variable Stars in a Garden Maze. Early silk velvets in a rich palette of deep jewel tones combine with rich blacks, browns and grays. Variable stars measure 5½ inches wide. The Garden Maze contains latticework 1¾ inches wide executed in the deepest tones of midnight blue, blacks, deep grays and browns. The multiple hues in the latticework result in its individual pieces forming an additional pattern of Roman Bars.

The addition of a 4¾ inch wide silk velvet triangles border works as a beautiful frame. We have this quilt hung in our gallery and we're forever stopping and staring as we walk by. It is sophisticated art yet begs to be snuggled under.

The backing is strip pieced in multiple soft plaid flannels and is reverse tied - see detail image. The 5/8 inch wide black binding is applied by hand. This is a gorgeous and unique piece of textile art both sophisticated and elegant. Ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.
CON TC3 Bethlehem Star
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CON TC3 Bethlehem Star
c.1850
81 x 83 (205.7 x 210.8 cm)
NY
$1,950

What a perfectly exquisite piece of textile art with clean, crisp graphics executed in a beautiful palette. This elegant Bethlehem Star showcases radiating 1 3/4 inch diamonds of Lancaster blue, chrome yellow, overdyed green, and red calicoes on a white ground. The red and white calico appears pink due to the miniature scale of the pattern. A double sawtooth border comprised of triangles in the red and white calico on off white frames the large star beautifully and adds a lovely detail to this finely executed quilt. It is interesting to note that the maker chose to hand applique the sawtooth border triangles to the 8 inch wide off white border rather than the more common method of stitching two 1 inch wide pieced triangular strips to either side of a 6 inch wide off white strip. The applique stitches are so finely done that we didn't notice this detail until closer examination - very nice indeed.

Very fine, precise hand quilting consists of double parallel line quilting in the star, 7/8 inch diagonal cross hatching in the white ground, with double line herringbone and echo outline in the double sawtooth border. Exquisite hand work. The white backing folds to the front to form the tiny 1/8 inch hand stitched binding.

This amazing quilt would be perfect for a bed or as a stunning piece of wall art in your classic or contemporary home. In excellent, crisp condition it has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing. Ask Betsey for more details.
Q8977 Bethlehem Star
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Q8977 Bethlehem Star
c.1875
88 x 88 (223.5 x 223.5 cm)
Elizabeth, PA
$2,950

This cotton Bethlehem Star quilt makes a fantastic graphic statement with its wonderful color palette and the addition of original hand appliqued leaves and hearts around the central star. Gorgeous solid cheddar, blue and chocolate brown fabrics are offset by a solid brown ground. Each diamond contained in the large star measures 2 inches per side. The largest appliqued leaves are 9 inches long with 2 1/2 inch wide appliqued hearts. Smaller leaves measure 5 1/2 inches long with 2 inch wide hearts.

The backing is a gorgeous brown, madder, blue and ecru paisley stripe - see detail image. A 3/8 inch applied solid cheddar binding provides a simple and perfect frame for this high energy quilt. Completely hand quilted in outline stitching for the diamonds and 1 1/8 inch diagonal crosshatching in the appliques and brown ground.

This amazing quilt would be perfect for a bed or as a stunning piece of wall art in your classic or contemporary decor. In excellent condition it has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing. Ask Betsey for more details.
Q8367 Flying Geese
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Q8367 Flying Geese
c. 1898 76 x 86 ( 193 x 218.4 cm)
Perryville, MO
$1,800

Such a unique and highly graphic color palette on this quilt! The royal blue geese fly in ordered rows across a bright red sky, and create small diamond in a square joining blocks where their rows intersect. This quilt contains the much desired mustard color; lighter on the front and a shade darker on the back. The binding has been turned over from the back, creating a subtle frame for the quilt.

All hand pieced and hand quilted, a lovely surprise awaits those who look closely. The quilter created an elaborate Gothic papercut center medallion design, surrounded by crosshatching in the body and waves flowing around the border. This lovely quilting is camouflaged by the Flying Geese pattern and bold colors on the front, but shows up perfectly on the mustard backing. Therefore, this quilt is totally reversible from a graphic pieced front to an elegant wholecloth back. A truly "two for one" quilt!

A beautifully made Flying Geese quilt that would be perfect on a bed or used as graphic art on the wall. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8960 Silk & Silk Velvet Victorian Crazy Quilt
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Q8960 Silk & Silk Velvet Victorian Crazy Quilt
c.1885
60 x 60 (152.4 x 152.4 cm) plus 3½ inch bobbin lace (8.9 cm)
Was $3,200 Now $2,800

The 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition was a big event in Victorian society. One of the most popular exhibits was the Japanese pavilion with its fascinating crazed ceramics and asymmetrical art. Many historians believe the origin of the Victorian Crazy Quilt was inspired by the majestic Japanese screens seen for the first time at the exposition. During the height of the Victorian era, homes seemingly could never have enough embellishment. Early quilts made in the crazy quilt style were show pieces, often made to decorate the parlor. Silks, silk velvets, wools and chenille fabrics, along with silk, cotton, wool, gold metallic and chenille threads of every color, were used to incorporate names, dates, pictures, and a wide assortment of symbols. Although crazy style quilts may appear haphazard they were carefully planned.

This gorgeous example embodies the best of what emerged from this magnificent era of over-the-top quilts; dense embroidery of every imaginable size, shape and design covers the high quality and rich variety of silks and silk velvets produced in the 1880's before the onset of large scale manufacturing of more affordable silks for the masses starting in the early 1890's.

Oil paintings on velvet and silk, metallic thread embroidery, 3 dimensional ribbon flowers, floral sprays, photographs on silk, boy with umbrella, fancy initials, chenille goldenrod in the diagonal red silk velvet sash, birds, cattails, egrets and little girls in bonnets are some of the various figures that accompany extraordinary embroidery stitches of every color, size and design.

A perfect size for hanging, this quilt is embellished on all sides by 3½ inch wide bobbin lace sewn to the pillowcase edge. The backing is gorgeous wine silk with pom pom ties. This quilting masterpiece is in perfect, original condition. Please contact us if you'd like to see this beauty on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8991 Indigo & White Feathered Star Quilt with Triple Border
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Q8991 Indigo & White Feathered Star Quilt with Triple Border
c.1860
Beaver County, PA
94 x 95 (238.8 x 241.3 cm)
SOLD

This stunning pre Civil War indigo and white Feathered Star has everything we look for in a fine blue and white quilt of this era. Meticulous hand piecing with exceptional hand quilting and comprised of a single deep indigo fabric - this one with tiny white dots. The triangles in the 'feathers' measure a tiny ¾ inch wide. The large stars measure 11 inches feathered tip to feathered tip with white joining block between. The triple border measures 4½ inches wide in total; each of the sawtooth borders measures a mere ¾ of an inch wide with the white border between at 3 inches wide.

Tiny and precise hand quilting includes ⅜ inch diagonal parallel line stitching in the feather star blocks and the three borders, with ½ inch diagonal cross hatch stitching in the white joining blocks. The backing is fine cotton with a separately applied ¼ inch binding in the same indigo print used for the stars. Beautiful.

An outstanding piece of textile art for collectors of Blue and White 19th century quilts! From the McCarl Collection. In perfect condition this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready for your home. Please ask Betsey for more details and to have this quilt shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

CON LF 15 Rolling Stars
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CON LF 15 Rolling Stars
c.1850
88 x 90 (223.5 x 228.6 cm)
New York
$2,700

What a stunning quilt in rich shades of chocolate brown and cheddar yellow, with a delightful pop of early double pink! All hand pieced; the miniature scale Stars of Bethlehem are approximately 12 inches across from tip to tip, and set in a Rolling Star formation. The 5 ¼ inch border includes the ¼ separately applied madder dyed paisley binding, and the backing is ecru linen.

The stars and border have been outline quilted by hand, and the brown joining blocks hand quilted with various leaf shapes. Originally quilted with coordinating thread colors, the brown thread has faded to light tan on the front, allowing the quilted leaves to be more easily seen against their chocolate background.

This quilt has been registered with the New York Quilt Project, and bears a fabric tag stating “12 – WWV, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY. The New York Quilt Project, 5/13/89”. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your enjoyment on a queen sized bed, or as a fabulous piece of art for the wall. Ask to see this quilt 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
Was $2,800 Now $2,375

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 CH1 Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt with Provenance
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CON CH1 Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt with Provenance
c.1885
62 x 72 (157.5 x 182.9 cm)
Mayville, MI
SOLD

The 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition was a big event in Victorian society. One of the most popular exhibits was the Japanese pavilion with its fascinating crazed ceramics and asymmetrical art. During the height of the Victorian era, homes could not have enough embellishment. Early quilts made in the crazy style were show pieces, often made as lap robes or to decorate the parlor. Women wholeheartedly threw themselves into decorating every inch of the floors, walls and furniture.

The culture of the times was full of symbolism, poetry and romance. Crazy quilting allowed women to display their artistic abilities in needlework, oil painting, and arrangement of embellishments. Silks, silk velvets, wools and chenille fabrics, along with silk, cotton, wool and chenille threads of every color, were used to incorporate names, dates, pictures, and a wide assortment of symbols. Although crazy style quilts may appear haphazard they were carefully planned.

This exquisite Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt with provenance comes to us from a descendant of the maker. Gorgeous embellishments include 3 dimensional ribbon flowers, chenille embroidery, metallic threads and sequins. Wonderful elements include the Star of David, 'Think of Me', a Grand Lodge symbol, a wise old owl, appliqued silk cutouts, large and intricately stitched embroidered designs covering multiple silk patches rest alongside intricately stitched miniature floral bouquets, butterflies, egret, and a Harrison political ribbon to name just a few. This dense embroidered embellishment includes various hues of silk twist and fills the interiors of the silks as well as the seams. This exquisite and skillfully executed Victorian Crazy Quilt example is comprised of all different c.1880 and earlier silks from dresses and ribbons. The quilt has a black cotton backing with reverse ties and is bound with black silk. This work of art is in fabulous condition. Ask Betsey for more details. Family provenance to the buyer upon sale. This quilt can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8990 Carpenter's Wheel with Multiple Borders
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Q8990 Carpenter's Wheel with Multiple Borders
c.1860
78 x 93 (198.1 x 236.2 cm)
CT
Was $2,200 Now $1,850

This fabulous pre Civil War quilt has spectacular graphics and a wonderful array of early fabrics - including circa 1850 Turkey red and overdyed green calicoes. The backing is a beautiful circa 1840 brown and ecru floral cotton - see detail image. Expertly hand pieced blocks measure approx. 13 x 13¼ inches. Lovely black and white striped sashing is 2½ inches wide with each of the four borders measuring 2 inches wide. They consist of overdyed green calico, Turkey red calico, yellow calico, and the same black and white stripe used for the sashing. Betsey has never seen this particular overdyed green calico before!

This is a beautifully designed and executed quilt in pristine condition. The pleasing color palette accentuates the bold pattern and showcases gorgeous early fabrics. The overdyed green calico border folds to the back forming a scant ¼ inch binding. Simple but finely executed hand quilting consists of outline stitching throughout with parallel line stitching in the sash and borders.

The stunning graphics make this quilt equally wonderful art for either a bed or a wall. Ask to see this quilt on approval for private viewing.
Q8986 Ocean Wave Quilt with Indigo Border
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Q8986 Ocean Wave with Indigo Border
c.1875
68 x 84 (172.7 x 213.4 cm)
PA
SOLD

The perfect quilt for fabric lovers! In amazing condition, this wonderful quilt has a color palette both warm and vibrant. The Ocean Wave pattern is a wonderful vehicle for showcasing 19th century fabrics in fabulous colors and prints - in this beautiful piece the latest is c.1875. Double borders in white linen (3½ inches wide) and Indigo blue calico (3 inches wide) frame the skillfully hand pieced inner design.

The backing is white linen with a ¼ inch applied white linen binding. Skillfully hand quilted throughout in parallel diagonal lines for the double border and ocean wave blocks, with ⅝ inch cross hatch stitching in the white linen blocks.

A stunning quilt that would be gorgeous on a bed or as graphic art for the wall it is in excellent, apparently unused condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.
Q8972 Silk Velvet Roman Bars Quilt with Triangular Edge
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Q8972 Silk Velvet Roman Bars Quilt with Triangular Edge
c.1895
72 x 72 (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
Lancaster, PA
Was $3,200 Now $2,900

A sumptuous silk velvet Roman Bars quilt in perfect condition. Jewel toned silk velvet bars comprise each approximately 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inch block set on point. Bars range in width from ½ inch to 1 ¼ inches and consist of mostly solid hues with some dotted, striped and checked silk velvets adding a touch of whimsy. The overall design has a lattice effect which is accentuated by a lovely triangular edging.

The whimsical feel continues to the back side of the quilt with the artist's use of an exuberant large scale floral pattern in bright blue, yellow, rose, black and orange. Reverse ties are in salmon wool yarn. The applied ⅜ binding is solid black silk velvet.

This quite elegant piece of textile art would add a touch of warmth and vitality to any room in your home and is appropriate as either a sophisticated bed covering or graphic art for the wall. This beautiful quilt appears unused. Ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8949 African American Mennonite Bars Quilt
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Q8949 African American Mennonite Bars Quilt
c.1890
68 x 70 (172.7 x 177.8 cm)
PA or NC


The first known work among African Americans by members of the Mennonite church was in 1886 in North Carolina. Within a few years African Americans became members through baptism of integrated Mennonite churches in communities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Emerging in the early 20th century were 13 churches considered the earliest communities of African American Mennonites in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, California, Michigan and Ohio. Today there are approximately 57 African American integrated congregations in the Mennonite Church in the United States.

This early and graphically wonderful example of an African American Mennonite quilt contains a high level of energy as a result of the varied piece size coupled with a fabulous arrangement of hues. We had a difficult time choosing which way to hang it for presentation - each direction presents a unique perspective on this fabulous piece of folk art.

This quilt was pieced using early indigo, double pink, over dyed green, and chrome yellow calicoes set among the many stripes, plaids, florals, and mourning prints. There is a nice age range among the cottons, from 1870 to 1890, testifying to the maker's use of saved fabrics at hand. She used a second quilt for the middle layer, a common practice among many early quilters to repurpose their older quilts. Pieced primarily by treadle sewing machine there is also evidence of hand piecing, as well as a few original mends presumably by the maker or her family. The backing is strip pieced by treadle machine using two alternating cotton prints - please see detail image. There are some stains on the backing fabric that did not come out in the bath. A pillowcase edge gives a clean look with top stitching executed by hand approximately ¼ inch from the edge. Hand quilted throughout in loosely parallel lines using thin white string and white thread.

A fabulous folk art quilt that has some imperfections as mentioned which we haven't touched - it is in original condition. It would be an amazing graphic piece for your wall or equally wonderful used on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

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.

CON OJB1 Triangles Quilt
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CON OJB1 Triangles Quilt
c.1870
70 x 80 (177.8 x 203.2 cm)
PA
$3,200

A wonderful piece of textile art in perfect condition, this antique cotton quilt is on consignment from the owners. Executed in a wide variety of early stripes, plaids and calicos c.1870 and earlier this quilt satisfies any antique fabric lover's desire for color and pattern. This wonderful pattern is comprised entirely of equilateral triangles 5 inches per side.

The backing is linen and the scant ¼ inch applied binding is double pink calico that is treadle sewing machine top stitched. Hand quilting is even and tiny in an echo outline pattern throughout.

A crisp, clean, unused quilt in perfect condition it has two sleeves attached to the back for hanging horizontally as shown. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

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.

CON JE1 Silk & Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt, Full Provenance with Original Family Photos
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CON JE1 Silk & Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt, Full Provenance with Original Family Photos
Circa 1883, multiple sets of initials
73 x 74 (185.4 x 188 cm)
Silk and Silk Velvet front and back
Brooklyn, New York
SOLD

A spectacular Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt in mint condition with family provenance including photos. On consignment to RMQ from the family this extraordinary Crazy Quilt was created circa 1883 in Brooklyn, New York by four sisters and a brother, along with their relatives and friends. The quilt is a stunning piece of work and includes oil paintings, silk embroidered pictures and motifs, appliques, metal threadwork, beadwork, sequins, 3-D flowers, and handmade bobbin lace. A beautiful and intricately worked piece of textile art.

Full provenance, to be provided to the buyer upon sale, includes a 3 ring notebook compiled by the family which includes a family tree, original photos of the multiple family members and friends who created the quilt as well as a schematic of the quilt showing different symbols and their meaning, a newspaper article and obituary of the head of the family.

The quilt is in pristine, perfect condition front and back. The outer deep teal blue silk velvet border measures 5 1/2 inches wide and shimmers in the light - please see first detail image. Each crazy quilt block measures approximately 10 3/4 inches square. The backing is a lovely deep cinnamon maroon silk that has green silk embellishment herringbone stitching in corner to corner and side to side cross hatched lines. The quilt has a skillfully executed pillowcase edge. This masterpiece showcases artistic skill both in oil painting and silk embroidered figures, florals, and motifs. It encompasses all we look for in textile art of this kind; wonderful artistry skillfully executed using high quality silks and silk velvets, metallic threads, beadwork, and sequins. That it comes to RMQ directly from the family of origin complete with provenance and original family photos brings it to another level. Ask to see this quilt on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8881 Folk Art Applique Quilt
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Q8881 Folk Art Applique Quilt
c.1895
74 x 74 (188 x 1885 cm)
Was $2,100 Now $1,900

What a whimsical and very graphic Folk Art quilt! Appliqued circles in burgundy, rose and light blue cotton are carefully hand sewn onto a dark navy cotton twill ground. Herringbone embellishment stitching surrounds each circle and seam on the 16 x 16 ½" inch blocks. The circles form a large X pattern overall. A 3 ½" inch border in the same solid navy cotton surrounds the interior pattern.

Hand quilting includes 2 inch cross hatch stitching in the blocks and 2 ¾" inch diagonal cross hatch stitching for the border. The backing on this great piece of folk art is a scrumptious, large scale floral cotton in the same palette as the front of the quilt. See detail image. The applied 3/8 inch binding is black cotton.

In perfect condition this quilt appears unused. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it would be terrific folk art for your wall or a comfy, soft bed covering. A unique design and skillfully made. Please ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8758 Wool Crazy Quilt with Felted Red Wool Top Ties
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Q8758 Wool Crazy Quilt with Felted Red Wool Top Ties
c.1895
72 x 75 (182.9 x 190.5 cm)
Chester County, PA
$2,500

A vibrant Crazy Quilt in glorious rich hues of deep greens, multiple shades of burgundy and wine, various blues from deep to vibrant, taupes, mustard and peach. Comprised of mostly solid colored wools and wool challis there are also some wonderful checks, plaids and textured solids adding movement to the design and interest for the eye. Seams are embellished with both cotton and silk flosses with some embroidered interior motifs giving this beauty folk art flair. Adding to the folk art theme are felted red wool circles with crimped edges at the base of each cotton floss top tie - thus turning the utilitarian aspect of quilt ties into a wonderful design element. See detail images.

The backing is a very fine olive green wool challis with darker green specks that has a russet shimmer in the light. The backing folds to the front and is sewn down to form a ¼ inch binding. Lovely daisy chain embellishment stitching in peach floss covers the binding seam all around. Another wonderful detail in this well thought out quilt.

This is a warm and vibrant example of a skillfully made wool and wool challis Victorian Crazy Quilt. In perfect condition, this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

CON DF1 Floral Love Apple with Vining Border
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CON DF1 Floral Love Apple with Vining Border
c.1850
99 x 99 (251.5 x 251.5 cm)
PA or OH
SOLD

This Grande Dame of antique quilts is both elegantly sophisticated and graphically wonderful! Magnificently hand appliqu�d and hand quilted this piece has sixteen delicate and detailed florals in Turkey red, overdyed green and double pink and yellow calicoes all softly muted with age. Each flower has multiple layers of appliqu�d and reverse appliqu�d petals, leaf filled stems and 7 flower buds tipped with crewel embroidered highlights. Surrounding this bountiful garden is a 7 � inch border with an undulating floral vine a mere 3/16 of an inch in width and filled with appliqu�d buds and flowers of its own. Just imagine the levels of skill and patience needed to complete this work of art.

Finely hand quilted wreaths surrounded by � inch wide cross hatching fill the white joining blocks while triple lines spaced � inch apart fill the background in the appliqu�d blocks and border. The backing is white and the quilt is finished with a 3/16 inch applied binding in overdyed green with an inner 1/16 inch Turkey red cording.

There is not one inch of this masterful piece that wasn�t planned and executed carefully by its maker! In very good condition, please call Betsey for more details on this piece and to ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8890 Courthouse Steps Log Cabin
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Q8890 Courthouse Steps Log Cabin
c.1855
60 x 71 (152.4 x 180.3 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Was 2,900 Now $2,500

A stunning pre Civil War quilt in mint condition from the Lancaster County area of Pennsylvania. This wonderful piece showcases the maker's unique artistic perspective and advanced skill. She took a traditional foundation pieced Log Cabin Courthouse Steps pattern and, using stunning early wool challis fabrics, made it her own. A personal achievement using a fabulous color palette accented with a gorgeous 5 inch wide c.1850 paisley border in wool challis, the addition of red silk ribbon ties at each block's four corners, and an applied brown silk grosgrain ribbon for the binding.

A feast of rich colors and patterns is found in the elegant array of deep earth tones set against lavender, blue, green, and red found in each 5 x 5 inch log cabin block containing 20 logs plus a center chimney. Logs measure 5/16" to 3/8" wide and at each cabin's center is a 1" square wool challis solid red chimney. The backing is a red, brown and cream large scale cotton paisley. See detail images.

This antique quilt with incredible visual impact absolutely refuses to sit quietly in the corner. Its size makes it ideal for stunning graphic art on a wall. Please ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

CON HT33 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow
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CON HT33 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow
c.1870
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
Litchfield, CT
SOLD

A wonderful piece of textile art in perfect condition, this antique cotton quilt in the Sunshine & Shadow pattern is on consignment from a collector as is its companion quilt shown below (CON HT34). Pieced by hand from a wide variety of florals, stripes, plaids and calicos this quilt satisfies any antique fabric lover's desire for color and pattern. Log Cabin quilts are traditionally both pleasingly graphic and sophisticated in design. This quilter took this classic Log Cabin pattern and raised it to another level with the addition of solid Turkey red 5/8" square chimneys in every block paired with a solid blue square of the same size and a solid Turkey red log. The repetition and careful placement of color brings a sense of order to this quilt containing so much pattern and movement.

Diminutive log cabin blocks measure 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches and contain 1/2 to 5/8 inch wide logs. A scant 1/4 inch wide applied binding is in the same calico as used for the backing - a lovely olive/taupe floral pattern with tiny mustard and red dots. See detail images. Hand quilted with 2 1/2 inch cross hatching throughout.

This is a striking and beautifully executed Log Cabin antique quilt in crisp, clean excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ask us about seeing this quilt and/or its companion quilt below on approval in the privacy of your home.
CON HT34 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow
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CON HT34 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow
c.1870
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
Litchfield, CT
SOLD

A wonderful piece of textile art in perfect unused condition, this antique cotton quilt in the Sunshine & Shadow pattern is on consignment from a collector as is its companion quilt shown above (CON HT33). Pieced by hand from a wide variety of florals, stripes, plaids and calicos this quilt satisfies any antique fabric lover's desire for color and pattern. Made by the same hand as the quilt above, the maker chose an over dyed green calico cotton for her cabin blocks which distinguishes it from its companion. They would be stunning together in a bedroom. Log Cabin quilts are traditionally both pleasingly graphic and sophisticated in design. This quilter took this classic Log Cabin pattern and raised it to another level with the addition of solid Turkey red 5/8" square chimneys in every block paired with a solid blue square of the same size and a solid Turkey red log. The repetition and careful placement of color brings a sense of order to this quilt containing so much pattern and movement.

Diminutive log cabin blocks measure 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches and contain 1/2 to 5/8 inch wide logs. A scant 1/4 inch wide applied binding is in the same calico as used for the backing - madder, brown and white floral motifs on a stippled tan ground. See detail image. Hand quilted with 2 1/2 inch cross hatching throughout.

This is a striking and beautifully executed Log Cabin antique quilt in unused, perfect condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, she gave it its first ever bath. Ask us about seeing this quilt and/or its companion quilt above on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8930 Linsey Woolsey Roman Bar Pyramids
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Q8930 Linsey Woolsey Roman Bar Pyramids
c.1855 pieced top c.1885 backing
67 x 78 (170.2 x 198.1 cm)
found in Lancaster County, PA
$3,100

A wonderful piece of textile art in excellent condition this quilt's top is comprised of homespun linsey-woolseys and wool challis from circa 1855. Wonderful solid colors are hand pieced in a combination of the Roman Bars and Pyramids patterns to make a glorious example of the finest in textile graphic art.

Pyramids measure approximately 6" per side with 7/8" wide bars in alternating solid colors of brown, ecru and red homespun linsey-woolseys and wool challis. Solid pyramids are homespun brown linsey-woolsey woven using two colors - brown and gold. Gorgeous.

Hand quilting in outline and diagonal lines is executed in brown and black threads. The backing is a c.1885 large scale floral challis in soft mauve, palest blue and ecru on solid brown. See detail image. The hand applied solid red binding is the same wool used in the pieced top. One of Betsey's personal favorites this wonderful quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Ask her for more details.
Q8734 Touching Feathered Star with Applique Border
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Q8734 Touching Feathered Star with Applique Border
c.1850
81 x 87 (205.7 x 221 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Was $4,900 Now $4,400

A beautiful early cotton quilt in excellent condition in the much loved and sought after Feathered Star pattern. The addition of an appliqued border on three sides gives it a folk art flair and brings this already magnificent quilt to the next level. Entirely hand stitched with 'feathers' made up of mini 3/4 inch triangles as part of large feathered stars measuring approximately 15 inches across. Hand pieced stars are comprised of a lovely light Prussian blue and white mini calico, over dyed green calico and white. Madder dyed calico diamonds and 4 patch blocks in chrome yellow and over dyed green calicoes join the lovely stars together and make a stunning graphic statement.

The three sided border is executed in chrome yellow and over dyed green calicoes for the undulating vine and leaves hand appliqued onto a solid brown ground measuring 5 3/4" wide. The hand applied 3/8" binding is the same chrome yellow calico cotton. The backing is a lovely 'bricks' print in brown, taupe and white on a brown and white speckled ground. See detail image.

A beautiful color palette and a wonderful pattern that became the maker's own with her addition of a folk art border. This quilt would be magnificent graphic art hung on the wall or a spectacular quilt used on your queen sized bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this gorgeous quilt has some hard to detect shadowing in a few blocks which does not detract from its beauty. Please ask Betsey for more details and to see this piece on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
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Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
40 x 40 (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Ephrata, PA
Was $1,800 Now $1,550

This wonderful pre Civil War bassinet quilt is in mint condition. The Sunshine & Shadow Log Cabin pattern is beautifully rendered in madder dye, over dyed green, chrome yellow and double pink calico cottons. Logs are one inch wide with cabin blocks measuring approximately 11 inches square. The 3 1/2" outer border in an over dyed green calico has corner blocks in a great madder dyed plaid. The fabrics on the front are from 1850 to 1860.

Hand quilting on this little gem includes outline stitching in all logs with Herringbone in the green borders and a large cross hatch stitched in each corner block. The backing is a c.1840 beige and white chain pattern with a miniature floral overlay in brown, taupe, black and red - lovely. Please see detail image.

What a beautiful work of art in mint condition and the perfect size for hanging on your wall or a spectacular and special quilt for your baby's crib. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8753 Log Cabin Barn Raising
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Q8753 Log Cabin Barn Raising
c.1885
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
ME
$2,500

A wonderful piece of textile art in excellent condition, this antique cotton quilt in the Barn Raising pattern has lovely corner details. Made from a wide variety of florals, stripes, plaids and calicos this quilt satisfies any antique fabric lover's desire for color and pattern. Log Cabin quilts are traditionally both pleasingly graphic and sophisticated in design. This quilter took the classic Barn Raising pattern and raised it to another level with the addition of the four corner diamonds formed by the creator's placement of the light and dark fabrics.

Blocks measuring 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches contain 3/4 to 1 inch wide logs. Turkey red chimneys measure 1 5/8 inches square. The blocks were each foundation pieced by hand onto ecru cotton squares. Blocks were then assembled; foundation fabric edges were carefully turned under and the blocks meticulously stitched together by hand. This method of foundation piecing is uniquely New England. The result is the foundation fabric also serves as the backing of the quilt with no filler between. A 3/8 inch applied Turkey red binding frames the inner log cabin design simply and beautifully.

This is a unique and beautiful Log Cabin antique quilt that would be beautiful hung as art on the wall or would make a stunning summer weight bed quilt. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ask us about seeing this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Log Cabin Barn Raising with Triple Border
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Q8763 Log Cabin Barn Raising with Triple Border
c.1870
88 x 88
Chester County, PA
$5,900

A stunning 19th century quilt in unused condition from the Chester County area of Pennsylvania showcases this quilter’s unique artistic perspective and advanced skill. She took a traditional foundation pieced Log Cabin Barn Raising pattern and, using stunning c.1870 and earlier wool challis fabrics, made it her own. An exceptional personal achievement using a striking color palette accented with an unusual triple border and scalloped edging.

A veritable feast of colors and patterns is displayed in the wide array of blues, fuschia, green, red, browns and blacks in solids, plaids, and prints. Each log cabin measures approximately 9 1/4" x 9 1/2" with logs measuring 1/2" to 3/4" wide. At each cabin’s center is a 1 1/4" square solid fuschia chimney. The unusual triple border treatment further sets this Log Cabin apart from its more traditional sisters. An inner 2" border of deep purple frames the barn raising design. It is flanked by a solid green 1 ¾” border and a scalloped red border 2 1/2" at its widest points. The outer scalloped edge is finished with a ¼” black wool tape binding applied by hand. The backing is a beautiful wool challis plaid c.1870 indicating this quilt's maker was from an affluent family. Such an expensive fabric would only be used as a backing by a family of some means.

This amazing antique quilt has incredible visual impact. Its large size makes it ideal for a contemporary sized bed or it would be stunning hung as graphic art on the wall. Please ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8913 Teal & Red Baskets with Triple Border
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Q8913 Teal & Red Baskets with Triple Border
c.1880
69 x 94 (175.3 x 238.8 cm)
NY
$1,900

This gorgeous baskets quilt has an unusual color palette of teal green with red and white. All solid colored cotton fabrics were used in this completely hand pieced and hand quilted textile. Variations in the teals due to the early dyes make it interesting as well as beautiful. See detail image. Pieced basket blocks, with hand appliqued handles on the baskets, measure 10" x 9 3/4". Lovely wide borders frame the baskets; 2 1/8" for the inner red border, 3 1/4" for the white, and 3" for the outer red border.

Hand quilting consists of tiny, even stitches in a 3/4" x 1" diagonal cross hatch pattern throughout with outline quilting in the baskets. The backing is the same white cotton used on the front with a 3/8" applied binding in solid teal green.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this is a beautiful and very graphic baskets quilt that would be perfect on a bed or as art on your wall. Ask us to see this lovely antique on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q6482 Signature Block with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
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Q6482 Signature Block with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
c.1880
34 x 40 (86.4 x 101.6 cm)
Ohio
$1,150

A very striking bassinet/crib quilt in an original design. This wonderful piece of art with high graphic appeal draws your eye despite its diminutive size. It is in excellent condition and is comprised of twelve 5 ¾ inch pieced blocks each with a 1 ¼ inch double pink center square surrounded by radiating solid white bars and four indigo blue and white patterned triangles. The bright, 5 ¾ inch orange joining blocks pop out at the viewer and the 3 ½ inch flying geese border adds constant movement to this mini masterpiece. Hand quilting was used throughout with 1 inch cross hatch in the joining blocks, outlining and cross hatch in the pieced blocks and parallel lines in the border.

The varied white on indigo blue fabric patterns add yet another dimension to this quilt. The quilt maker used one patterned fabric within each pieced block but chose to alternate the patterns used in the blocks in the flying geese border which include: moons, stars, daisy-like flowers, fans with swirls, flowers with rings and clover. The separately applied ½ inch binding is in a tiny chambray blue dot on white. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q6310 Cat & Sailor Cheater Cloth Crib Quilt
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Q6310 Cat & Sailor Cheater Cloth Crib Quilt
c.1880
35 x 41 (89 x 104 cm)
Maine
Was $1,500 Now $1,350

A wonderful little quilt using two terrific cheater cloth fabrics from c.1880. The center red, ecru and ivory fabric has images of sailors and their sweethearts on the decks of ships within each four pointed star. Although it looks pieced, it is wholecloth fabric giving the illusion of pieced work, thus the name 'cheater' cloth.

Borders measuring 8 inches wide on each side are in another cheater cloth design - whimsical cats framed by 'pieced' borders. A unique and rare piece in original condition this little quilt is backed in off white linen and has some 'original' weaves in the backing fabric done long ago. The 3/8 inch binding is in a pale gray, red and white calico and is topstitched by treadle machine. There are a few areas where the backing has come away from the stitching which we haven't touched

Original cotton ties are knotted on the front side. Used but lovingly cared for and in wonderful original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, it can be sent on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8245 Indigo & White Steeplechase with Triple Border
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Q8245 Indigo & White Steeplechase with Triple Border
c.1880
64 x 74 (162.6 x 188 cm)
OH
$1,900

This eye pleasing indigo and white quilt is pieced in a miniature double nine-patch configuration. The tiny indigo squares on this piece measure just 7/8 of an inch. Nine patch blocks 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. The larger nine patch blocks contain five of the small nine patch blocks plus 4 solid white blocks. Wide triple borders in both indigo and white showcase a very slightly larger white dot on the indigo print than the print used in the steeplechase design...very nice. Total width of the borders is a generous 7 inches and contains lovely diagonal parallel double line quilting done by hand. The double nine patch blocks are parallel line quilted by hand with just a 1/4 inch between. Large white joining blocks have 3/8 inch cross hatch quilting by hand.

This is a gorgeous antique quilt that has so much going for it - a classic indigo and white palette, triple borders, tiny pieces and lovely hand quilting. A wonderful, warm and cozy antique quilt that has been used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. The backing is white cotton as is the scant 1/4 inch applied white binding. It would be marvelous as art on your wall or equally as charming on a bed or used as a design accent in any room. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
CONJM 1 Red, White & Green Floral Applique
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CONJM 1 Red, White & Green Floral Applique
Dated 1850; Mildred E. Hiller
75 x 89 (190.5 x 226 cm)
$2,900

A sweet and very lovely floral applique quilt executed in solid red, a double pink calico and solid green on pure white. A garden of 42 appliqued blooms and countless buds make this antique beauty a balm for any Spring lover’s soul. It makes us happy just looking at it. Each flower block measures approximately 11 1/2 inches square with an appliqued meandering budded floral vine border 4 inches wide surrounding the entire ‘garden’.

Applique stitches are fine as are the stitches in the hand quilting which consists of four petal flowers stitched in the center of each red flower, 9 petal flowers with 3/8 inch spaced parallel lines in the white ground, and of special note: a hand stitched heart in the four corners of every floral block. Embroidered in red floss is the date ‘1850’ and the name ‘Mildred E. Hiller’, we presume either the maker of the quilt or the person who owned it. Betsey feels the embroidery was done sometime after the completion of the quilt to document it.

A hand applied 1/4 inch wide solid green binding matches the green of the leaves and vine. The backing is white cotton. This beautiful and pristine quilt is in excellent condition. Professionally washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
BT-G Collection: Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
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BT-G Collection: Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
c.1830 top, quilted later by RMQ
70 x 88 (177.8 x 223.5 cm)
Boston, MA
$4,400

This gorgeous quilt in excellent condition is part of Betsey’s personal collection. The c.1830 quilt top contains some exquisite fabrics in early green, Prussian blue, and madder reds showcased in extremely detailed florals and wonderful plaids. Skillfully stitched, all by hand of course, using patchwork for the pinwheel Irish Chain pattern, and applique for the eight point stars. The design is laid out beautifully on a pristine white ground. Pinwheel blocks and their joining blocks measure 5 inches, and 7 1/2 inch diameter stars are appliqued to 15 inch white blocks.

The wonderful and very early quilt top was quilted later by RMQ using a same date very fine homespun linen for the backing, c.1830 1/4 inch hand applied fabric in russet red, ecru and black for the binding, and quilted using linen thread.

Beautiful hand quilting patterns include outline and 8 petal flowers in the pinwheel and joining blocks and 1/2 inch diagonal cross hatch behind the outline quilted stars. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, ask her to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home. The fabrics are incredible.
Q8712 Log Cabin Streak of Lightning with 3 Sided Triangles Border
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Q8712 Log Cabin Streak of Lightning with 3 Sided Triangles Border
c.1890
75 x 77 (190.5 x 195.6 cm)
Pennsylvania
$1,800

What a find for antique fabric lovers! An incredible array of cotton fabrics from c.1870 - 1890 make this antique quilt extra special. This hand pieced quilt contains the structure and order you expect to see in a Log Cabin pattern coupled with positive energy from the exuberant Streak of Lightning formation of the Log Cabin blocks. The lightning pattern is surrounded on three sides by a wonderful 2 inch wide triangles border.

Turkey red chimneys 1 ½ inches square form the bright center of each approximately 5 ½ inch square cabin block. Logs are 5/8 to 3/4 inches wide with 12 logs making up each cabin. This summer weight quilt has no middle batting. Red wool top ties connect the quilt top to the olive brown backing fabric containing sage green and white floral sprays. See detail images. A 3/8 inch hand applied binding uses a variety of the fabrics seen in the top of the quilt forming a lovely finish to this unique Log Cabin.

A beautiful example of the Log Cabin Streak of Lightning pattern in excellent condition. This quilt is ready for use on your bed or would be equally as stunning as art for your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to be shipped to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8787 Wool Challis & Silk Log Cabin Courthouse Steps
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Q8787 Wool Challis & Silk Log Cabin Courthouse Steps
c.1860
66 x 76 (167.6 x 193 cm)
Philadelphia, PA
SOLD

A wonderful piece of textile art in excellent condition, this pre Civil War Log Cabin quilt arranged in the classic Courthouse Steps pattern is a feast for the eyes. Made from a wide variety of wool challis and silk fabrics from c.1840 - 1860, this hand made quilt’s color palette is gorgeous. Its mix of solids, plaids, stripes and geometrics gives it a contemporary feel while color and pattern arrangement showcases the artistic talent of its maker.

Blocks measuring 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches each contain twenty 5/8 inch wide logs. Alternating red and blue chimneys add a whimsical touch and bring a sense of movement to the overall design. The blocks were each foundation pieced by hand onto a beautiful c.1840 brown and madder striped cotton. Please see detail image. Blocks were then assembled; foundation fabric edges were carefully turned under and the blocks meticulously stitched together. This method of foundation piecing is uniquely New England. The result is the foundation fabric also serves as the backing of the quilt with no filler between. This quilter either moved from New England to Pennsylvania bringing her quilt with her, or created it after the move using the skills she learned growing up in New England. A 3/8 inch applied solid brown wool binding frames the inner log cabin design simply and beautifully.

This is an elegant Log Cabin quilt rich with color and pattern that would be beautiful hung as art on the wall or used as a design accent in any room. Ask us about seeing this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8859 Log Cabin Straight Furrows
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Q8859 Log Cabin Straight Furrows
c.1885
58 x 64 (147.3 x 162.6 cm)
New England, believed MA
$1,500

The Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern originated in England and was created to emulate rows of crops in the field. In America we have used and developed this pattern to the extent that most think it originated here. In this piece the feeling of structure and order common to most log cabins is found along with a delightful freshness and vitality with the use of red and blue chimneys.

Cabin blocks measure 8 x 8 inches with the logs ranging from 3/8 to 5/8 inches wide in a variety of wool challis and cotton fabrics in geometrics, florals, solids, calicoes, and some wonderful conversation and mourning prints. Center chimneys measure approximately 2 1/2 inches square in both solid blue and solid red challis and cottons.

This diminutive quilt is backed with a lovely burgundy and white floral sprigs print (see detail image) and has a 3/8 inch applied black wool challis binding. Reverse tied using black cotton floss. The perfect size for a wall hanging, we show it with the furrows leading up and to the left – very good energy! Please ask us about viewing this antique quilt in the privacy of your home on approval.
Q8287 Ohio Star with Sawtooth Border
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Q8287 Ohio Star with Sawtooth Border
c.1860
72 x 74 (182.9 x 188 cm)
Schenectady, NY
$1,950

This is a beautiful Ohio Star quilt, created as the country was entering into the Civil War. It shows no hint of the strife that was consuming the country; just a wonderful and serene sense of artistry and design. The maker of this fantastic quilt had a confident feel for color; choosing to combine intensely dark blues and browns from the 1840's through the 1860's with a lovely circa 1860 double pink.

Each Ohio Star block is set on point with double pink joining blocks between. The double border is comprised of an inner sawtooth border measuring approximately 3 inches, and an outer 7 inch border comprised of two different double pinks. This quilt has a muslin backing and binding, and has been entirely hand pieced and hand quilted using medallion and outline designs. In unused condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey, this antique beauty is pristine and ready for display either on a bed or as art for your wall.
Q8853 Mennonite Log Cabin Streak of Lightning
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Q8853 Mennonite Log Cabin Streak of Lightning
c.1880
77 x 88 (195.6 x 223.5 cm)
PA or OH
$1,600

What a fabulous Mennonite quilt with absolutely stunning graphics! This cotton Log Cabin in the Streak of Lightning pattern shows a wonderful use of color and movement. The quilt maker chose a specific color palette and took great care with color placement so the graphics would grab and hold the viewer’s eye. All of the 1 3/4 inch center chimneys are a beautiful chrome yellow calico. The logs immediately surrounding the chimneys are done in consistent pairs of sweet calicoes: a dark blue, light blue with white calico and a red, pink with white calico.

Each block is approximately 7 1/4 inches square with all logs approximately 7/8 inch wide. The quilt is foundation pieced by hand and each log is outline quilted by hand on two sides. The cotton backing is strip pieced in lovely cotton prints. Please see the detail image. The applied 3/8” binding is a red, pink and white calico.

This wonderful and carefully designed quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is in crisp, apparently unused condition. Remember, we are happy to send this quilt to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8850 Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Crib Quilt with Bars Border
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Q8850 Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Crib Quilt with Bars Border
c.1870
34 x 34 (86.4 x 86.4 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Was $2,150 Now $1,900

This is a fabulous Mennonite wool challis quilt that some lucky child had in their small bed so long ago. Nine log cabin blocks set in the pineapple configuration make for stunning graphics – add the diagonal bar border and you have a magnificent diminutive work of art. Wool challis log cabin blocks measure approximately 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with red wool center chimneys 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Executed mostly in solid wool challis in browns, taupes, blues, grays and reds there are some interesting stripes, plaids and polka dots that add visual texture and interest to this fascinating piece. Diagonal bars use the same fabrics found in the log cabins and create a 4 1/4 inch wide border.

In completely original condition there are some moth holes that we haven’t touched, preferring to leave this gem in its excellent, original condition. The backing is of typical Mennonite construction. Wide strips of various early cotton fabrics are sewn together for a beautiful effect on the back side of this quilt. Please see detail images for a view of the back. Straight line quilting stitches in brown thread hold the top and the backing together and are mostly hidden. A 3/8 inch hand applied solid taupe wool challis is used for the binding.

This is a wonderful early Mennonite crib quilt executed with lovely wool challis fabrics in a fabulous pineapple log cabin design with diagonal bars. A treasure for any antique quilt collector or for lovers of graphic textile art. Please call if you’d like to see this small beauty in your home on approval.
Q8860 Early Nine Patch with 3 Sided Border
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Q8860 Early Nine Patch with 3 Sided Border
c.1840 top, backed and quilted c.1870
80 x 88 (203.2 x 223.5 cm)
New England or New York
$2,650

A fabulous 9 Patch antique quilt in pristine, unused condition with wonderful early fabrics. This fine example of one of the earliest pieced patterns contains fabrics dating from 1780 through 1840 in the pieced top. Vegetable dyed fabrics make up the many different calicoes and small patterned fabrics which include madders, indigo, early violets in a variety of patterns and a number of red, pink and white calicoes placed strategically in the nine patch configurations. This strategic placement gives a visual pop for the viewer and an overall energy to the design.

Nine patch blocks measure approximately 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and are set on point with joining blocks in a gorgeous deep brown miniature vining print on russet. The extraordinary 7 3/4 inch border fabric dates to c.1780-1815 and is a very small scale brown, white and red floral vine pattern. The backing is a c.1870 floral striped cotton in brown and white. Hand quilting, executed c.1870, includes four cable stitching in the border; herringbone in the triangle joining blocks and 9 patch blocks; and floral wreaths in the square joining blocks. An early over dyed green calico is used for the 1/4 inch applied binding which has been treadle machine top stitched.

This is a wonderful example of one of the earliest pieced patterns containing gorgeous early fabrics in pristine condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8797 Silk Crazy Quilt with Brick Border
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Q8797 Silk Crazy Quilt with Brick Border
c.1885
60 x 76 (152.4 x 193 cm)
NY
$2,900

A fabulous concoction in jewel toned silks, this antique Crazy Quilt shimmers beautifully in the light. A myriad of silks, mostly solids with some intriguing stripes added for special interest, vary in size from 2 inches to 12 in a variety of geometric shapes. The viewer’s eye is truly focused on the gorgeous array of color and form due to the use of herringbone seam embellishment only. The expanse of solid and striped silks becomes, like pieces in a stained glass window, the focal point of this lovely work of art.

Surrounding the inner design is a 1 1/2 inch wide brick border comprised of various silks used in the interior design forming a lovely frame. The inner seam is embellished with embroidered silk stars. A 1/4 inch hand applied wine silk binding finishes the edge. The backing on this quilt is a medium blue cotton twill.

A lovely silk Crazy Quilt in a perfect size for a wall hanging in that special room. Please ask Betsey for more details and to see this quilt on approval in your home.
Q7043 Cotton Flannel Abstract Quilt
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Q7043 Cotton Flannel Abstract Quilt
c.1885
80 x 80 (203.2 x 203.2 cm)
DE
$1,300

Such a phenomenal, early, unused quilt, full of abstract shapes in a wide palette of hues. Sixteen large blocks were constructed from a wide variety of cotton and flannels in calico, plaids, and stripes in an abstract formation. The 5 inch deep brown plaid border frames the quilt perfectly, and has been turned over to the back to create a ¾ inch binding. This early quilt is as comfortable in an antique setting as it would be hanging as the central focus in a contemporary, abstract inspired home.

The backing is a soft gray flannel, divided by a bar of gray plaid down the center. The quilt is reverse tied with gray Pearl cotton twist, and ready to hang as wall art with two black cotton sleeves already applied. However, it is so warm and inviting, you might not be able to resist using it on your antique or ultra modern bed. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be shipped to you for viewing on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
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Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
Dated 1891, with 1860's fabrics
33 x 43 (83.8 x 109.2 cm)
PA
$1,550

This wonderful red, green and white basinette quilt is comprised of two early madder dyed calicoes (c.1860), an over dyed green calico and white. Hand pieced and beautifully hand quilted with feather wreath medallions in the joining blocks, feather vines in the 3 1/2" white border and adjacent white triangles, and straight line quilting in the 4 patch blocks. The date of 1891 is embroidered in two places. The four-patch blocks on this piece measure 5 ¼” each, and the blocks are set on point.

An exquisite red, white and green quilt made extra special by its diminutive size it would be perfect as a wall hanging year round or a decorative element for the winter holidays. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey this little quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in your home.
CON LC 1 Folky Center Medallion with Rare Cheater Cloth
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CON LC 1 Center Medallion with Rare Cheater Cloth
c.1890
72 x 72 (182.9 x 182.9 cm)
PA
$3,600

This spectacular unused quilt in mint condition is from the late 19th century, but is executed in the early 19th century center medallion format. The center medallion measures 21 inches square and is appliquéd, reverse appliquéd, and pieced in an oak leaf pattern. The oak leaf is created from a pristine over dyed green calico and appliquéd using tiny, precise stitches onto a solid orange ground. Deep red cotton with mini white dots is used for half of the appliquéd wave border, with a gorgeous sea coral and star patterned fabric in greens, black and white for the other half.

There are eight rows of various pieced patterns extending out from the center medallion, and these rows are both hand and machine pieced. The fabrics on this piece are unusual! There are three “cheater cloth” fabrics: the fourth and seventh rows from the center are of cheater cloth, and the backing is another cheater cloth in an abstract pattern. Please see detail images. All three are companion fabrics in the same colorway. Additionally, the fabrics on the quilt date from the c.1860’s-90’s. Two rows of 2 inch triangles surround the center medallion in a medley of plaids and prints in colors ranging from deep greens and browns to wines, ecru and black. Two additional 3 1/2 inch wide rows of triangles in chrome yellow and large black on white dots surround the inner cheater cloth border. The outer cheater cloth border is surrounded by 3 1/2 inch wide blocks in multiple prints and hues in strip formation.

This unique quilt is hand quilted using dark thread in cross-hatch stitching across the entire quilt. It has a separately applied binding in a gorgeous print of brown, teal, gold and ecru. This quilt is in mint condition, and is an incredible graphic piece of art for wall or bed. Please contact us if you’d like to see this quilt in your home on approval. We’re happy to ship it to you.
Q8707 Maple Leaf Variation with Double Borders
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Q8707 Maple Leaf Variation with Double Borders
c.1855
69 x 84 (175.3 x 213.4 cm)
Washington County, MD
$3,100

A gorgeous pre-Civil War era quilt in madder dyed red, over dyed green, and chrome yellow calicoes. This antique textile is also completely hand pieced and quilted which adds another dimension of excellence to a beautifully executed quilt. Graphic over dyed green maple leaves on yellow dominate the central design and alternate with double madder dyed red calico joining blocks. Each block measures approximately 5 1/2 inches square. The inner 1 1/2 inch sawtooth border is in the same over dyed green and yellow calicoes with the outer 5 1/2 inch border in a madder dyed red calico. Four blocks executed in the Maid’s Puzzle pattern with 3/4 inch borders of their own accent the corners of the outer border. Wonderful!

Beautiful quilting in brown, white and green threads showcase double parallel line quilting, double line cross hatch and intersecting double line circles. A circa 1840 madder dyed geometric and brown floral stripe fabric provides a gorgeous backing for this amazing piece. This quilt is also beautifully framed by a 3/8” hand applied chrome yellow and red calico binding.

A stunning early quilt by an expert quilt maker, this would be an excellent addition to an early American quilt collection and a joy to display in any room. In excellent condition it has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent to your home for review on approval. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8749 Indigo Blue & White Lemon Peel
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Q8749 Indigo Blue & White Lemon Peel
c.1880
72 x 85 (182.9 x 215.9 cm)
PA
$2,100

This classic Lemon Peel in the two color combination of indigo blue and white is just fabulous. It is comprised of three different indigo prints which are paired with black and white mourning prints. The blocks measure 5 1/2 inches square and are skillfully pieced to form the early and sought after Lemon Peel, also called Rob Peter to Pay Paul, pattern. Double borders measure 1 ¼ inches wide for the outer indigo border, and 1 3/4 inches wide for the inner black and white mourning print border. The addition of a four patch block in each corner of the quilt adds a special touch to the borders framing the inner design.

Hand quilting on this piece includes outline quilting for the body of the quilt and a single cable in the double border. The backing is white and the indigo outer border folds over to the back and is hand stitched down to form the ¼” binding.

This would be a wonderful addition to any quilt collection or a wonderful first quilt in excellent condition. We are happy to ship this quilt to you for viewing in your home on approval before a purchase decision is made.
Q7071 North Carolina Lily
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Q7071 North Carolina Lily
c.1880
78 x 94 (198.1 x 238.8 cm)
Maryland or Virginia
Was $1,700 Now $1,400

What a graphically wonderful quilt! The color impact of the deeply dyed indigo with tiny white stars combined with vibrant vegetable dyed chrome orange is just stunning! The blocks are 11 inches square, with 5 3/8 inch indigo sashing and chrome joining blocks. Interestingly, the lilies in just one of the blocks have had a double pink fabric substituted for the chrome. The triple border is comprised of approximately 2 ¾ inch strips of chrome, indigo, and blue striped shirting fabrics, and finished with a 5/8 inch chrome binding. The wholecloth backing is the same blue striped shirting. Entirely hand pieced and hand quilted in outlines, diagonal lines and daisy medallions. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8811 Mohair Lap Robe
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Q8811 Mohair Lap Robe
late 19th century
63 x 63 (160 X 160 cm)
found in MA
$1,500

A soft and cozy lap robe in excellent condition comprised of wonderful mohair blocks of different sizes. Twenty five richly toned, saturated color blocks of olive, wine, russet, and deep blue mohair measure approximately 9 1/2” square in the center arrangement. An inner border 4 1/4” wide surrounds the center in alternating blocks of color. The outer border consists of 3 1/2” wide solid strips of mohair in deepest russet.

The backing is solid peach cotton which is attached to the front with a pillowcase edge and no quilting or tying. Treadle machine top stitching one inch in from the edge gives a nice finish. Rich toned mohair that is soft and cuddly makes for a wonderful lap robe, and would be perfect as a throw on a sofa or bed to bring a spot of warmth and cheer to a room. It is in excellent condition with one or two areas of thinning mohair which can be seen in the photos and do not detract from the piece.

A terrific and unusual piece for us, it is quite luxurious, a great size, and even lovelier in person. It can be sent to you for private viewing in your home before deciding to purchase.
Q8778 Miniature Nine Patch with Double Border
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Q8778 Miniature Nine Patch with Double Border
c.1895
71 x 74 (180.3 x 188 cm)
PA
$1,150

This sweet, miniature Nine Patch cotton quilt captures the heart with 9 patch blocks a mere 2 3/4” square (that’s less than 1 inch for each small patch), and white on red polka dots for the joining blocks and outer border. The overdyed green inner border is 1 3/8 inches wide with the outer white on red polka dot border a lovely 4 1/2 inches wide. Such nice proportions, making this quilt both sweet and pleasing to the eye.

Entirely hand quilted with four strand cables in the borders, parallel lines in the 9 patch blocks and chevrons in the joining squares. The backing is a terrific medium scale olive-brown and white homewoven plaid. The 3/8 inch applied binding uses multiple fabrics from the top of the quilt – charming.

A wonderful antique quilt that has been used but lovingly cared for and in excellent condition. A wonderful quilt for a bed, a throw or to hang on the wall for a graphic statement. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for review in your home before purchase.
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.
Q8738 Feather Applique with Sawtooth Border
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Q8738 Feather Applique with Sawtooth Border
c.1865
82 x 82 (208.3 x 208.3 cm)
Chester County, PA
$4,000

A gorgeous Civil War era quilt in solid brown and green! This antique textile is also exquisitely hand quilted which adds another dimension of excellence to a beautifully designed and executed quilt. Large and graphic feather appliques dominate the center of the design. Each appliqued block measures approximately 20 inches square and is done in a combination of brown and green on white. Tiny, even stitches were used to attach each feather applique. The inner 2” sawtooth border is hand pieced and echoes the strong brown and green theme.

Beautiful quilting by an experienced hand showcases an undulating feather vine in the 8" outer white border, double parallel lines in the sawtooth border, feathered wreaths in the white areas between the two-color feathers, and double line quilting in all appliques. Backed in the same white as used on the front, this quilt is also beautifully framed by a 3/8” applied solid brown binding.

A stunning early quilt by an expert quilt maker, this would be an excellent addition to an early American quilt collection and a joy to display in any room. In excellent condition it has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent to you on approval.
Q8788 Wool Double Fan
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Q8788 Wool Double Fan
c.1895
55 x 56 (139.7 x 142.2 cm)
PA
$2,300

What a wonderful variation on the traditional Fan quilt design! Special care was taken by the maker evidenced by the added touches to her fanciful and rather lively quilt. Lovely and varied wools and wool challis in a multi-hued palette make up the fans which are each hand embellished with a combination of gold and ecru silk floss in the featherstitch pattern. Fans are arranged in an almost ‘snail trail’ pattern which adds movement for the eye and injects a sense of fun to an already beautiful quilt. Each fan block measures 6 ¾ inches with the spokes a mere 3 inches long. A fancy pattern of long and short blanket stitches in gold and ecru silk floss is an added decoration for the pillowcase edging.

The backing on this piece is a soft and lovely confederate blue with amusing and very puffy pom-pom reverse ties in white wool yarn. A few original moth holes here and there on the backing attest to it being all wool.

This is a fantastic fan quilt just filled with positive energy. It’s a great size to use as art on that special wall or use it as a throw on the couch for those cool evenings. One of Betsey’s favorite finds. Remember, it can be sent to you on approval.
Q8771 Victorian Silk Crazy Quilt with Burgundy Velvet Border
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Q8771 Victorian Silk Crazy Quilt with Burgundy Velvet Border
c.1885
63 x 64 (160 x 162.6 cm)
PA
$1,800

A lovely example of the Victorian Silk Crazy Quilt whose design is reminiscent of a stained glass window. Each block, or window pane, measures approximately 9 ¼” x 9 ¼” and is filled with solid and patterned silks and silk velvets in clear, bright colors. Finely executed embellishment stitching in various hues of silk floss cover every seam in every possible variation of stitch design. Interior embellishment designs include rings, floral patterns, chains, fruits, and the initial “L” - we presume for the maker.

This lovely quilt is designed in a 6 x 6 array of window panes which gives a nice sense of order within the crazy cutting of the silks. Framing the interior design is a lush, burgundy silk velvet border 3 ½” wide. The backing is a stunning quilted burgundy silk which is pillowcase edged by hand to the front design for an elegant finish. A beautiful, silk velvet creation that would be gorgeous as artwork on a wall or as an accent piece in any room. Remember, our quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8759 Victorian Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt
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Q8759 Victorian Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt
c.1885
74 x 74 (188 x 188 cm)
Chester County, PA
$2,050

A gorgeous silk velvet crazy quilt in excellent condition! Both soft and warm, with an amazingly sophisticated feel, this Victorian quilt has a wonderful mix of jewel toned silk velvets which are completely hand embellished in a variation of the double coral stitch using silk floss, and top tied with multi colored silk and cotton flosses. Four main blocks filled with pieces ranging from a tiny ½ x 1 to 13 x 3 inches fill the center of the quilt. Surrounding this is a crazy pieced border approximately 7 inches wide.

The backing is a cozy flannel windowpane plaid in brown, green, blue and yellow. The applied 3/8” binding is a soft blue with red stripes cotton flannel. This beautiful and very elegant piece of textile art would add a touch of warmth and vitality to any room in your home. Remember, our quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8767 Blue & White Combination Snowball / Broken Dishes
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Q8767 Blue & White Combination Snowball / Broken Dishes
c.1885
72 x 82 (182.9 x 208.3 cm)
Chester County, PA
$2,300

Such an eye pleasing indigo and white quilt created using a combination of the Broken Dishes and Snowball patterns. Blocks measuring approximately 2 ¾” wide contain one octagon piece and four corner triangles measuring a mere ¾”. A mesmerizing effect is achieved through the positive/negative arrangement of octagons (snowballs) and triangles (broken dishes) in this great piece of art.

A single indigo cotton with small white stars and an off white cotton are the only two fabrics used in this lovely quilt. Even the 3/8 inch applied binding is the same white stars on indigo fabric used on the interior design. The maker also showcased her ownership of a new treadle sewing machine by placing a row of topstitching on the binding! Other than that the quilt is completely hand pieced and hand quilted with cross hatch stitching in the white octagons and parallel lines in the blue.

The backing is the same off white cotton as used for the front. This is a wonderful, warm and cozy indigo and white quilt in excellent 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.
Q8792 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
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Q8792 Folk Art Wool Crazy Quilt
c.1890
66 x 76 (167.6 x 193 cm)
Gouverneur, NY
$1,950

A fabulous wool folk art crazy quilt with a myriad of interesting and unique symbols and embellishments straight out of this quilter's imagination. Various solid and patterned worsted wools, challis and wool suiting fabrics combine in a muted palette of olives, browns, wine, black and ecru to form the subtle background. The artist used this as a canvas onto which she embroidered both whimsical and traditional designs using solid and variegated wool yarns in bright, warm hues. Appliques of crocheted wool and bright wool challis in amorphous shapes and geometrics add even more charm.

Central to the quilt's design is a block of uniform bricks around which the other fantastical shapes and elements flow. The backing of this quilt is a tan and ecru plaid and is the foundation onto which each piece is stitched. The 3/8" binding is an applied olive green wool challis.

Wonderful warmth and movement make this quilt a great choice to use as the focal point in any room. Folk art sophistication and whimsy at its best, this is a wonderful and unique quilt that can be sent to you on approval.
Q8740 Mummers Crazy Quilt
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Q8740 Mummers Crazy Quilt
c.1890
91 x 92 (231.1 x 233.7 cm)
Philadelphia, PA
$4,200

Some of the earliest mummers date back to early Egypt, pagan Rome and Greece, England, Germany, and France. Historically, Mummery has influenced customs and perpetuated many interesting traditions. The use of masks and different costumes were carried over from the Greek celebrations of King Momus, the Italian-feast of saturnalia, and the British Mummery Play. All of these cultures passed along their traditions from generation to generation, and eventually these traditions were brought to America by immigrants. The tradition of Philadelphia Mummery started in the late 17th century as a continuation of the Old World customs of ushering in the New Year. Mummery in America is as unique to Philadelphia as Mardi Gras is to New Orleans.

The symbols of the Philadelphia Mummers include musical instruments, moons, hearts, diamonds, stars, weaponry, as well as silhouetted faces. Many of these symbols have been incorporated into this circa 1890 folk art Mummer's quilt. Beautifully pieced wool and wool challis fabrics in solids, plaids and floral prints comprise this large, very decorative piece of Philadelphia history. The symbols themselves are cut from solid felted wool and the fine wool embroidery used throughout is both precise and exuberant in color and style.

A 4 ½" double border in two shades of tan wool challis frames the inner design and has intricate embellishment along the entire border seam on four sides. The backing is a brown, red and yellow small scale plaid cotton with a 5/8" applied brown wool challis binding. In excellent condition this quilt is a rare find. Our quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8682 Cactus Basket
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Q8682 Cactus Basket
c.1860
78 x 80 (198.1 x 203.2 cm)
Chester County, Pennsylvania
$3,900

This stunningly graphic pre-Civil War quilt in amazing condition is comprised of four intriguing cotton fabrics. These fabrics include a three color print in rose, sherbet and pink, an over dyed green on green print, a russet calico with a ladybug-like design, and a cheddar calico with black dots and white dashes. All four fabrics are used in each of the 6 ¼" meticulously hand pieced cactus basket blocks. Triangles within these blocks measure 1 ½" at the base with 1 ¼" sides.

Two borders frame the quilt: a 1 3/8" inner border in the pink print with echo outline hand quilting, and an 11 inch over dyed green border hand quilted in a flowing double line feathered vine design surrounded by ½" diagonal cross hatch stitching. Over dyed green joining blocks display an 8 point star quilted in the center with quilted hearts forming a ring around the star. Hearts are also quilted in the base of every basket. The presence of hearts is an indication this was a wedding gift or a gift between an affianced couple.

The entire backing is a gorgeous Turkey red, black and white geometric pattern. The outer green border turns over to the back and forms the scant ¼" hand stitched binding. This is a crisp, beautifully quilted piece created in lovely, bold colors. A vivid statement for bed or wall, this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. Quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
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Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
c.1850
74 x 82 (188 x 208.3 cm)
Pennsylvania
Was $4,000 Now $3,600

All hand pieced, appliqued and quilted, this quilt is a unique and skillfully made piece of textile folk art. Comprised entirely of solid hues of cotton in Turkey red, over dyed green, and mustard on a white ground.

Pieced baskets comprised of green and mustard triangles are 3 ½" high and 7 ¼" wide and hold funky appliqued flower stems with buds of red and green. Precise appliqué stitches are so small they are hard to detect. Framing the quilt are six one inch borders in alternating colors of green, mustard, red and white. The combination of precise piecing with the completely original folk art design gives this quilt a whimsical yet sophisticated feel.

Wonderful triple line quilting in ¼" parallel lines is skillfully stitched by hand throughout. The backing is a fine white cotton and the separately applied hand stitched ¼" binding is in Turkey red. The excellent condition and stunning graphics of this mid 19th century folk art quilt make it equally wonderful art for either bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt is ready to be sent to you on approval. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8700 Wool Mosaic
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Q8700 Wool Mosaic
c.1885
60 x 84 (152.4 x 213.4 cm)
Pennsylvania
$2,900

A wonderful example of an early quilt pattern using wool and wool challis fabrics. This quilt is executed in a warm and vibrant color palette in shades of blue, brown, black and green with splashes of red and pink. Each of the hundreds of hexagons measure 1 7/8”. Central to each hexagon pattern is an embroidered three leaf clover.

Double borders, one in black and the other in deep olive black wool challis grace the outer edge of the quilt design. The backing is a beautiful black and deep fuchsia check. A very fine black wool challis is used for the applied 3/8” binding. Hand quilting is executed in dark thread in diagonal crosses and outline stitching enhancing the geometric design in this quilt. The creator of this piece had a wonderful sense of design which she employed using vibrant plaids placed strategically, adding interest and spark to her creation.

In unused condition, this quilt is a wonderful rendition of the 19th century mosaic pattern and a sophisticated example of antique textile art perfect for a bed or displayed as art on the wall. Remember, our quilts are always sent on approval.
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.
Q8505 Wool Challis Log Cabin Straight Furrows
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Q8505 Wool Challis Log Cabin Straight Furrows
c.1890
78 x 80 (198.1 x 203.2 cm)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$3,100

What a fabulous quilt! In mint condition, with absolutely stunning graphics, this Straight Furrows quilt has been foundation pieced by hand using wool challis fabrics in the much sought after colors of taupe and grape. The black challis wools in this quilt are most likely from shawls. The 10½ inch border has been formed by diagonally piecing 1 inch wide logs set in to form chevrons. The binding is ½ inch red plaid challis, and the backing is a primarily brown plaid with red and taupe accents. This quilt was reverse tied at the intersection of each block without batting, as was the norm for most foundation pieced wool quilts of this time. A truly beautiful quilt with the ability to transcend all decors, from an antique colonial to a modern glass home!
Q8651a&b LeMoyne Star (pair)
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Q8651a&b LeMoyne Star (pair)
c.1895
66 x 80 each (167.6 x 203.2 cm)
Maine
$1,950 pair

A collection of 120 miniature double pink LeMoyne stars in 4 ½” blocks are set on point in each quilt to comprise this wonderful and elegantly simple pair of antique textiles. Both quilts are executed using just two fabrics; a beautiful dark double pink calico and a solid white. Each diamond shape mirrors the other in skillful execution of the hand pieced blocks and hand quilting.

In keeping with the clean, crisp two color palette the hand quilting is comprised of outlining in all of the pieced blocks and a wonderful double line tulip stitched in each joining block. With backings in the same white fabric as used on the front, this pair has ¼” bindings created from the backing fabric folding over to the front and then hand stitched down.

Decorating has an easy assistant with the purity and clean lines of two sweet and elegant star filled antique quilts. These quilts have been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval.
Q8653 Touching Stars
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Q8653 Touching Stars
c.1885
58 x 79 (147.3 x 200.7 cm)
MA
$1,500

In wonderful condition, this early quilt has been created in the Touching Stars pattern. The colors of the fabric used in this quilt are hard to find and sought after for today’s decorator palette. The medium gray, black and white calico in 2 inch diamonds make up the large stars and create a beautiful and very graphic piece of textile art. Each diamond has been hand quilted with outline stitches with the larger joining blocks showcasing a fantastic combination of oak leaves with cross hatch sunburst centers. The smaller white joining blocks are stitched entirely in diagonal ¾ inch cross hatch.

The 3/8 inch separately applied binding is in the same calico as used throughout the quilt and provides the perfect frame for the stars. The backing is white linen. A fabulous, graphic quilt in a diminutive size with a lovely, positive energy. This quilt was seldom used and very well cared for. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Remember, our quilts are always sent 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.
Q8280 Indigo and White Feathered Touching Star
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Q8280 Indigo and White Feathered Touching Star
c.1855
71 x 85 (180.3 x 215.9 cm)
possibly New York
$2,300

This stunning pre Civil War indigo and white Feathered Touching Star has it all. Beautifully hand pieced and hand quilted it is comprised of a single deep indigo fabric with tiny white rings. The triangles in the “feathers” measure a mere 7/8 x 7/8 x 1 ¼ inches! The large stars measure 19 inches feathered tip to feathered tip with white joining block between.

Hand quilting includes large wreaths with cross hatch centers and a unique variation of parallel lines with partial cross hatch outside the wreaths. Stars have central wreaths surrounded by intersecting parallel lines with outline quilting in the small white triangles. The backing is the same white as used on the front with a separately applied 1/4” white binding.

A wonderful piece of textile art for collectors of Blue and White 19th century quilts! In excellent condition this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready for your home. Originally purchased by a client in the mid west who was told it was from New York. Quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8324 Blue & White Goose and Goslings
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Q8324 Blue & White Goose and Goslings
c.1875
70 x 82 (177.8 x 208.3 cm)
Indiana
$1,300

A perfect quilt for a lover of blue calicoes! Various indigo calicoes were used in the formation of the hand pieced blocks in this terrific Goose and Goslings patterned quilt. An indigo with small white stars is used to join the 7 ½” blocks and also forms the outer 3” wide border joined by machine. Various indigo calicoes form the geese and goslings and include miniature patterns of white stripes with flowers, mustard dots and blossoms, and white speckled hearts.

Finely executed hand quilting on this piece include diagonal cross hatch and parallel lines done in the tiniest of stitches. The backing is white linen and the ¼” indigo binding was applied by machine. A soft and cuddly quilt in excellent condition that has been used but lovingly cared for. Professionally washed by Betsey. Quilts are always sent on approval.
Q6842 Log Cabin—Barn Raising
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Q6842 Log Cabin—Barn Raising
c.1865
74 x 84 (188 x 213.4 cm)
PA
$1,800

This wonderful Log Cabin Quilt is all hand pieced and hand quilted. It is comprised of phenomenal wools and wool challis, including a very early turkey red wool challis. The quilt has a double border and a fabulous olive green dot and floral backing. While the quilt dates to c.1865, the fabrics in it date from 1840-1865. There is minimal quilting on this piece, but usually log cabin quilts are not quilted at all. This is a terrific artistic piece, and will be absolutely wonderful as a hanging piece of artwork. There are a few original moth holes in various places on this piece, but they are very minor.
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Q6144 Log Cabin Straight Furrows
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Q6144 Log Cabin Straight Furrows
c.1880
56 x 62 (142.2 x 157.5 cm)
Maine
$1,100

What a feast for fabric lovers! An incredible array of fabrics dating from 1870 - 80 make this antique hand made quilt special. The Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern originated in England and was created to emulate rows of crops in the field. In America we have used and developed this pattern to the extent that most think it originated here.
In this piece the feeling of structure and order common to most log cabins is found along with a delightful freshness and vitality from the amazing variety of colors and patterns in the fabrics the quilter chose.
Cabin blocks measure 5 x 5 inches with the logs a tiny 5/8 inch wide.

Made from cotton and reversed tied this quilt is backed with a lovely black, gray and white cotton calico and has a ¼ inch applied binding in the same maroon calico as used in the chimneys – lovely!

Q6468 Log Cabin Courthouse Steps
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Q6468 Funky Log Cabin Courthouse Steps
c.1850
72 x 80 (182.9 x 203.2 cm)
Found in PA, made in New England
Was $2,200 Now $1,800

A wonderful piece of abstract art in excellent condition, this log cabin quilt arranged in the Courthouse Steps pattern has a personality all its own. Made from wool and silk challis, this hand made antique quilt’s striking colors make it unusual, its surprising bits of plaid, striped and floral fabric just add to its uniqueness. Each 11 x 11 ½ inch block is made up of 1 – 1 ¼ inch width logs with varying hues used for the chimneys – including fuschia! Foundation pieced and hand quilted along each seam.

The ½ inch binding on two sides is an applied burgundy wool challis, and the wholecloth c.1860 cotton backing is a brown, burgundy and ecru small scale squares and dots pattern which folds over to the front on opposite sides to form the other two bindings. There are a few “original” moth holes - ask Betsey for more details on this one.

CON LF 26 Log Cabin Barn Raising
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CON LF 26 Log Cabin Barn Raising
c.1880
85 x 88 (215.9 x 223.5 cm)
Pennsylvania
$1,550

Such a pleasing use of color in this striking cotton Log Cabin quilt in the Barn Raising pattern. The terrific solid cheddar, black, green and muted Turkey red logs are set off beautifully by the various small patterned calico logs each with a white ground. All of the 7 ¼ x 7 ¾ inch blocks are made up of sixteen ¾ inch logs, all with Turkey red chimneys.

Hand quilting, which appears to have been done at a later time, is done throughout in a 2 ½ inch crosshatch pattern using black thread including the 4 ¼ inch wide solid black border. A striking red and black small scale floral on a yellow ground cotton is used for the backing with an applied ½ inch binding in Turkey red.

Very well planned and executed this is a very graphically appealing piece that would work equally well as wall art or on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey – ask her for more information on this quilt.

CON LC Carolina Lily
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CON LC Carolina Lily
c.1860
87 x 90 (221 x 228.6 cm)
NY
$2,400

Festoon your home this holiday season with the perfect antique hand appliqued quilt for art on your wall, bed or decorating in general. In gorgeous solid Turkey red and overdyed green you just can’t get any more festive. 16 hand appliqued lilies dance among flower buds on a pristine white ground. Solid Turkey red jabots and bows circle the white border measuring 12 3/4 inches on the side borders and 10 inches top and bottom (quilt shown horizontally in photo). Finely done hand quilting consists of outline on each appliqué, 6, 7 and 8 petaled floral motifs in differing sizes and leaf filled trailing vines in the white background. The quilt has a white backing and is finished with a ¼ inch hand applied white binding.

This piece is extremely ordered and well planned but gives the impression of free spirited gaity, emphasized by the “scattering” of appliqued buds and the various sizes of the hand quilted multi-petaled flowers and free flowing leafy vines.

This lovely quilt would be the focal point of your holiday decorating or any time of year. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8603 Wool Bricks Quilted in Log Cabin Barn Raising Pattern
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Q8603 Old Order Amish Wool Bricks
c.1895
61 x 75 (154.9 x 190.5 cm)
Big Valley, Mifflin County, PA
Was $1,950 Now 1,700

The dual color quilting in a Log Cabin Barn Raising formation over the Wool Bricks pattern places this wonderful Old Order Amish piece in the out-of-the-ordinary category. Using both red pearl cotton and white quilting threads the lines are parallel to each other and approximately 1 1/2 inches apart with just the red going through to the backing.

The hand pieced and quilted Wool Bricks pattern is made up of wool suiting rectangles measuring approximately 2 ¾ x 4 ½ inches in shades of navy, deep green, browns, blue, grey and tan. The quilting with its 3-D, almost pulsating, effect has created an extremely unusual textile that transcends decors and is at home in either a glass and chrome home or an early American colonial. Red cotton backing is turned from back to front to form the ½ inch binding. In unused condition this quilt is ready to use. It can be shipped to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8568 Geese in the Pond Variation
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Q8568 Geese in the Pond Variation
c.1885
73 x 76 (185.4 x 193 cm)
New England, possibly Maine
$1,800

This wonderful quilt in excellent condition is a major piece of art! A fabulous added bonus is the very unusual baseball conversation print fabrics included among the indigoes, shirtings, reds, browns and double pinks. Tiny baseball players in early uniforms run, jump and throw in a few different prints across the quilt. The Geese in the Pond blocks are approximately 5 inches square, and the Diamond in a Square border is about 4 ½ inches wide. Functionally hand quilted with straight lines spaced approximately 1 inch apart. A tiny red and white check cotton was used for the 3/8 inch separately applied binding, and the wholecloth backing is a muted light taupe on beige leaf print cotton. Spring is here, and a new season of baseball beckons! Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q6832 Silk Center Medallion Mosaic
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Q6832 Silk Center Medallion Mosaic
c.1855
66 x 80 (167.6 x 203.2 cm)
Pennsylvania
$2,400

Nothing sparkles light like silk, and this beautiful quilt would be a truly stunning piece of art for your wall or bed. In unused condition, a wide variety of silks in blues, fuschia, browns and black stripes, checks, plaids, solids, and solid failles have been hand pieced into a center medallion mosaic configuration. Each hexagon measures 1 ¾ inches across, and has been hand outline quilted. The 3 ¾ inch border is a rich green and black plaid reminiscent of a Scottish Black Watch tartan, and has been quilted with a diagonal basket weave motif. The separately applied black wool challis binding is a ½ inch wide, and the backing is a lovely olive brown and rose leaf print silk. A quilt such as this one was a mark of excellence for a woman of affluence, as only a very prosperous family could afford such fabrics. What an amazing piece of art! Please ask Betsey for more information.

Q8333 Double Irish Chain with Inner Streak of Lightning Border
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Q8333 Double Irish Chain with Inner Streak of Lightning Border
c. 1885
84 x 96 (213.4 x 243.8 cm)
Lancaster Co., PA
$2,800

What a stunningly graphic quilt! This hand pieced, hand quilted creation contains fabrics dating from 1815 to 1865. It gives the impression of a double border, with the use of the wide, overdyed green calico binding followed by a section heavily quilted in a wave pattern and finished with a matching overdyed green calico inner Streak of Lightning. The Double Irish Chain interior is quilted in outlines and crosshatching. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. *Please note that the full image of this quilt was shot from a slight side angle, causing the quilt to incorrectly appear shorter on the right side.
Q8558 LeMoyne Star with Turkey Red Joining Blocks
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Q8558 LeMoyne Star with Turkey Red Joining Blocks
c.1870
63 x 74 (160 x 188 cm)
Connecticut
$1,400

The warm and cheerful colors of this graphic quilt make it perfect for wall art or use on a twin bed. The blocks are approximately 4 ½ inches square, with LeMoyne stars alternating with solid Turkey red blocks. Entirely hand pieced and hand quilted using a combination of white and brown cotton threads. Most likely, the brown thread was originally a tobacco dyed green. An overall 1 inch crosshatch quilting pattern was used, with a concentric circle motif used in the stars. The ¼ inch separately applied binding uses a circa 1860 fabric and the backing is off white cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, please ask her for more details.

Q8540 Red and Green Sunflower with Holly Border
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Q8540 Red and Green Sunflower with Holly Border
c.1850
79 x 91 ( 200.7 x 231.1 cm)
Probably New York
$2,300

A fabulous antique quilt in red, white and green. This is a skillfully hand pieced and hand quilted example of a quilt style and color palette popular from 1835 to 1865. The solid overdyed green and Turkey red cotton sunflowers are 15 inches across, and have crosshatched centers and feather cabled outer perimeters. The body of the quilt is also crosshatched, with 6 inch feathered medallions interspersed between the sunflowers. A fanciful, hand appliqued vine border of alternating green leaves and red holly leaves creates a perfect frame for the symmetry of the pieced sunflower pattern. The binding is a hand applied Turkey red and the backing is white cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Please ask her for more details. This lovely quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

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.

Q8425 Nine Patch on Point Bar Quilt
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Q8425 Nine Patch on Point Bar Quilt
c.1870
78 x 90 ( 198.1 x 228.6 cm)
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
$2,300

A gorgeous quilt with absolutely wonderful fabrics from 1850-1870, the color palette of this piece is predominantly browns, reds, madder dyes and a few pops of indigo. The wholecloth backing fabric is a lovely geometric print of brown ovals floating above a two toned green stripe. The bars alternate between a 7 1/4 inch brown and burgundy geometric stripe and oval print, and the 9 1/2 inch Nine Patch bars set on point. All hand pieced and quilted with undulating lines 3/4 of an inch apart. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8189 Silk Velvet Bars
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Q8189 Silk Velvet Bars
1885
44 x 60 (111.8 x 152.4 cm)
Illinois
$1,900

This is a very sumptuous quilt; created from plush, deep toned mauve, pink, green, blue, gold and black silk velvets. The way light plays across the surface of antique silk velvet is truly amazing, and next to impossible to convey through two dimensional photographs. In unused condition, this quilt has been foundation pieced by hand and reverse tied. The binding is gray silk velvet, and the backing is a lovely 1880’s mauve print. What a beautiful piece of art!

Q8453 Double Irish Chain with Double Border
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Q8453 Double Irish Chain with Double Border
c.1885
79 x 80 (200.7 x 203.2 cm)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$1,550

A bold color palette of black, lemon yellow and red make this quilt equally perfect for modern as well as traditional homes. In unused condition, this quilt was hand pieced in a Double Irish Chain pattern and finished with an unusual double border comprised of large black and yellow triangles followed by a 3 ½ inch red border. The black binding was only applied to the back of the quilt, giving the front the appearance of pillowcase edging. The backing is a beautiful circa 1885 wholecloth taupe and brown pinstripe with a muted pinkish taupe polka dot overlay. All hand quilted with cables in the red outer border, a funky organic leaf/flower shape in inner border, crosshatching in the Irish chain, and daisy medallions in the joining blocks. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q6444 Unusual Triple Irish Chain
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Q6444 Unusual Triple Irish Chain
c.1870
72 x 88 (182.9 x 223.5 cm)
Indiana
Was $1,500 Now $1,200

The warm tones of this quilt are very comforting, with the majority of fabrics in shades of green, blue, and rose. At first glance, this quilt has the look of an Ocean Wave pattern using squares instead of the more typical triangles. However, it appears to be a Triple Irish Chain with an unusual joining block setting. The quilter also concentrated her deepest colors at the top and bottom of the quilt, creating a unique visual effect. All hand pieced, the deep overdyed green calico joining blocks are 5 inch square, and the separately applied 3/8 inch binding is from that same overdyed green. The backing is linen homespun and the corners of this quilt have been softly rounded. The hand quilted crosshatching alternates between a 1 ¼ inch grid in the squares to a smaller ¾ inch grid in the green joining blocks. An assortment of brown, cream, mauve, and navy quilting thread was used to match the fabrics on front. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8104 Signed and Dated Rolling Stone/Friendship Quilt
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Q8104 Signed and Dated Rolling Stone/Friendship Quilt
June 6, 1873
88 x 88 ( 223.5 x 223.5 cm)
Philadelphia, PA
$1,500

This Friendship quilt was designed from a Rolling Stone pattern; with each block bearing a different ink stamped name but all dated June 6, 1873. We may never know the full story behind this quilt, but what a fun project for a history buff to research the names and discover their connection to June 6th of that year! In excellent condition, the 11 ½ inch blocks have been hand pieced with a wonderful Pennsylvania color palette of yellow calico, a c.1860’s madder dyed rust calico, and a lovely medium blue calico. The body of the quilt has been outline hand quilted and the 10 ½ inch border hand quilted with chevrons. All the quilting was completed with brown, blue, or beige thread to match the fabric on the front of the quilt. The ½ binding is a surprising double pink, and the backing is a terrific c.1850 blue print overlaid with tiny red and brown dots. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8440 Heavily Quilted Star of Bethlehem
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Q8440 Heavily Quilted Star of Bethlehem
c.1865
82 x 83 (208.3 x 210.8 cm)
Pennsylvania
$2,400

What a perfectly exquisite piece of art for your wall! The huge star dominates the quilt, radiating outward with 2 inch diamonds of yellow calico, solid brown, madder geometric print, double pink, and overdyed green. A triple border of matching yellow calico, madder, and white contain the star, and the white background matches the backing and 3/8 inch separately applied binding.

This beautiful quilt has been densely quilted with medallions, outline, cross-hatching, and meandering feathers by a very skillful needlewoman with a confident eye for graphics. A fabulous find in that desirable Pennsylvania combination of yellow and browns. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8437 Love Apple
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Q8437 Love Apple
c.1895
64 ½ x 65 ½ (163.8 x 166.4 cm)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$1,450

What a prime example of the Pennsylvania color palette! The overdyed green, double pink, yellow calico, and unusual blue print cottons give this very sophisticated pattern a decidedly folky interpretation. Pieced and appliqued by hand and machine, the four block formation is indicative of earlier quilts, and is another unique characteristic of this creative piece. All hand quilted with chevrons, crosshatching, and diagonal lines, with some pencil marks still showing. This crisp and unused quilt has a 9 ½ inch quadruple border and a 3/8 inch binding turned over from the front to the back. The wholecloth backing is a wonderful blue, white, and pink woven plaid cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8368 Silk Geometric Runner
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Q8368 Silk Geometric Runner
c. 1880
12 x 43
Kopak, NY
$950

This fabulous silk table runner seems to have started out as an ambitious miniature log cabin creation with blue and cream double herringbone embellishment, but after only six little blocks, it turns into a more straightforward arrangement of squares with a majority of cream colored double herringbone. It certainly invites speculation on its construction, and adds to the fun of this fun and sophisticated piece. Plus who could resist stroking the ultra soft silk velvet dangles on the ends? This little quilt has been backed with a deep burnished gold silk backing. In completely original condition, this runner does have some minor water damage in a few of the middle squares, but will be inconspicuous when viewed as a table runner. Please ask Betsey for more information.

Q6855 Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q6855 Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c.1850
74 x 92 + 17 inch tail (188 x 233.7 cm + 43.2 cm tail)
Massachusetts
$1,900

This quilt is comprised of just two fabrics: a natural ground calico with madder-dyed leaves and a madder ground calico with black and white circles. The backing is a stripe in madder, beige and natural; the backing is turned to the front to form the binding. All work on this quilt is by hand. The quilting is diagonal quilting in the opposite direction of the connecting blocks. This quilt has terrific graphics! This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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