20th Century American Antique & Vintage Quilts
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About 20th Century American Antique & Vintage Quilts
At the start of the 20th century, dark colors were very prevalent in the quilts.  American society was deeply affected both by the losses of the Civil War and the cultural trend begun in England by a mourning Queen Victoria.  Darkness continued through the devastation of World War I. 

However, by the mid 1920’s, quilt colors changed from the somber blacks and browns of mourning to a more cheerful palette of pastels made possible by advances in chemical dyes.   

During the 1920’s, a huge array of solid and calico fabrics was created, celebrating the vibrancy of that decade.  With the stock market crash of 1928, those same cheerful colors would become one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come. 

Our collection of 20th century antique quilts range from the early 1900’s to the 1940’s, include Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Grandmothers's Flower Garden and other patterns, are perfect for adding a cheerful focal point to any home. 
 
Q9017 Amish Bethlehem Star Quilt
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Q9017 Amish Bethlehem Star
c.1928
90 x 91 (228.6 x 231.1 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$2,900

An exquisite piece of Lancaster Amish textile art with clean, crisp graphics executed in a bold and beautiful palette. This radiant cotton Bethlehem Star showcases 1½ x 3¾ inch diamonds in vibrant, saturated shades of orange, yellow, green, and burgundy on a deep blue ground. The 11 inch wide solid red border adds a stunning element to this skillfully executed quilt.

Very fine hand quilting consists of outline stitching in the diamonds, cross hatch and feathered vine quilting in the blue ground and red border - exquisite hand work. The backing is a lovely floral in chocolate brown, taupe, mustard, blue and white. The front folds to the back to form the 1/4 inch 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 mint condition this wonderful Lancaster, PA Amish quilt can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.
Q9029 Postage Stamp Quilt with ½ inch squares
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Q9029 Postage Stamp Quilt with ½ inch squares
c.1928
77 x 81 (195.6 x 205.7 cm)
unknown location
$1,400

This is a fabulous early 20th century quilt created using diminutive Postage Stamp pieces arranged in diagonal lines and surrounded by a double border. Miniature squares just 1/2 x 1/2 inch square are hand pieced using lovely 1920's calicoes and solids. The maker chose to arrange her palette in a repeating pattern with multiple very small scaled black on white prints between the rainbow hued rows. A one inch solid yellow border was treadle machine pieced to a 1 1/2inch solid lavender border. This double border was then hand stitched to the inner postage stamp design framing it beautifully. Nice diagonal parallel lines set approximately 3/4 inch apart are hand quilted through the colored squares and continue to the edges through the double border.

The cotton backing is a diminutive windowpane plaid in blue and white - see detail picture - and the quilt is pillowcase edged. The maker was very particular with her quilt's edging. She treadle machine stitched a strip of the blue and white plaid to the quilt top's four edges and folded it to the back at the finished seam. She then carefully hand stitched it down onto the backing. From the back it appears there is an applied binding in the same fabric as the backing. From the front it is a clean pillowcase/knife edge.

This miniature postage stamp quilt is in perfect, apparently unused condition and is crisp and clean. Betsey believes it had never been washed before it saw the inside of her bathtub for its first gentle wash and air dry. Please ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
CON JD3 Double Wedding Ring
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CON JD3 Double Wedding Ring
c.1928
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
PA
$1,400

A gorgeous Double Wedding Ring quilt in perfect condition. Mustard and blue joining blocks join a beautiful array of 1920's fabrics in the rings. The pure white ground accentuates both the bright palette and the wonderful handwork. Very precise piecing and overall skilled workmanship executed by a clever and experienced hand.

There is not a half-inch left on this quilt that has not been meticulously hand quilted with medallions and crosshatching. The outside edge of the outer rings has been appliqued onto a white squared off border with applied blue binding. That is such a creative and unusual touch for this pattern. Clean and bright, this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8915 Fans Quilt
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Q8915 Fans Quilt
c.1928
82 x 87 (208.3 x 221 cm)
$1,250

A fabulous quilt in the Fans pattern created from great c.1920's calicoes and that 1920's solid green we love. This quilter had a marvelous sense of color and precision as showcased by her work. Carefully pieced blocks measure 11 x 11 ½ inches and are set on point. Offsetting the wonderful calicoes is a solid green base and off white ground for each fan.

The backing is off white cotton and the applied 3/8 inch binding is solid green. Hand quilting is executed with tiny, precise stitches in 7/8 inch diagonal cross hatch for the fan bases with parallel lines in the fan spokes and echo outline in the off white ground. Neat and precise.

A lovely example of a Depression era Fans quilt using a plethora of wonderful calicoes. Collectors of 1920's quilts will love this one. Made by an extremely accomplished quilter, it is finely executed and appears unused and is in perfect condition. Professionally hand washed in our bathtub. Please ask Betsey about having this quilt sent to you on approval for private viewing.

CON JD4 Baltimore Album Kit Quilt
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CON JD4 Baltimore Album Kit Quilt
c.1945
80 x 94 (203.2 x 238.8 cm)
MA
$1,800

A lovely 20th century rendition of a beloved classic. The Baltimore Album quilt has known tremendous popularity and recognition from quilt collectors, quilt makers and enthusiasts alike since they first came on the scene in Baltimore, Maryland in 1848. Traditionally made by many hands, each contributor provided an appliqued or pieced block of her own design. This beautiful example of the beloved classic was made from a kit c.1945 using red, green, white and tan calicoes and solids on an off white ground.

Hand appliqued, reverse appliqued, and embroidered throughout in lovely floral wreaths, urns, birds and buds. The flowing red and green floral vining applique border is a gorgeous frame for the inner design. Hand quilted throughout in 1 ¾ inch diagonal cross hatch, parallel lines and chain-of-hearts bands using straight, even stitches. The front and off white backing each fold in to the center bat to form a knife edge carefully stitched closed with tiny, almost invisible stitches.

A wonderful Baltimore Album kit quilt in a great size and in perfect condition. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

CON TC4 Amish Double Irish Chain
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CON TC4 Amish Double Irish Chain
c.1925
72 x 79 (182.9 x 200.7 cm)
Midwest
$2,400

This Amish Double Irish Chain is a beautifully made quilt with a graphic palette consisting of solid cottons in green and pink on black. Small blocks measure 1⅝ x 1⅝ inches. The double border is a lovely finish for the Irish Chain interior with the green border measuring 2¾ inches wide, the black a very nice 8 inches wide.

Fine hand quilting consists of diagonal cross hatching throughout the double Irish Chain pattern; sunflowers with diagonal cross hatch centers in the black joining blocks; delicate scrolling leaves and stem in the inner green border; and scrolling feather vines in the black border. The maker chose black quilting thread for the large black areas to keep the quilting pattern subtle next to the Irish Chain design. Please see the detail shot which shows the quilting from the back side. The backing is off white and the ⅜ inch applied binding is the same solid green cotton used in the interior.

This wonderfully graphic Amish quilt is in excellent condition and would be fabulous art for either bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Ask Betsey for more details.

Q8945 Wool Folk Art Applique Quilt
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Q8945 Wool Folk Art Applique Quilt
1900-1920
64 x 77 (162.6 x 195.6 cm)
OH
$4,200

This is a fabulous early 20th century folk art creation using men's lightweight wools for the blocks and original appliques. A unique piece showcasing animal silhouettes embellished with wool embroidery. Both domestic and wild animals (the most domestic being the little human!) include horses, deer, pigs, chickens, a lamb, bears, an elephant, a cow, a camel, a duck, and more. One of our favorites is the snowman.

Columns of different sized wool blocks surround a center larger block featuring a bear among other small appliqued creatures. Remaining blocks each feature one applique. Wool embroidery stitching accents the figures and covers every seam. A warm palette of browns, grays, blacks, blues and mustard in mostly solid hued wools with some fun windowpane and soft hued plaids used to great effect.

The backing is pieced lightweight wool suiting in various patterns and the quilt is top tied in wool yarn - see detail image. The pillowcase edge makes for a nice, clean finish. This unique and wonderful folk art piece is in perfect condition. Ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8514 Folk Art Prince's Feather Variation
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Q8514 Folk Art Prince's Feather Variation
c.1940
92 x 92 (233.7 x 233.7 cm)
Lidditz, PA
$1,600

What a vibrant quilt! In unused condition, the true red, dark green, and yellow cottons of this unique quilt really pop against the bright white background. This 20th century folk art quilter adapted the 19th century Prince's Feather pattern and four block format, and added her own version of rose buds. The four Prince's Feather motifs measure 34 x 34 inches each. Nine vibrant stars in red, green and yellow float on the white ground and visually connect the feather designs to create a cohesive, exciting whole.

A combination of piecing and hand appliqué was used for the quilt top, and the entire piece was hand quilted in one inch crosshatching, with the exception of echo quilting in the Prince's feathers and outlining in the central yellow stars. What a graphic statement from this original adaptation of an early pattern.

The same white cotton was used both on the front and the back and a ¼ inch binding was turned from the back to the front. This fabulous folk art quilt would be equally wonderful as wall art or used on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8983 Steeplechase with 9 Patch Corner Blocks
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Q8983 Steeplechase with 9 Patch Corner Blocks
c.1930
79 x 90 (200.7 x 228.6 cm)
Pittsburg, PA area
$1,300

A fabulous quilt in wonderful condition...with a crisp two color palette. Very skillfully pieced, then finely hand quilted with precise cross hatch stitching in the squares on point, double chains in the triple borders, and sunflowers with diagonal cross hatch centers in the joining blocks - all in small, even stitches. The solid pink cotton squares are 2 inches per side, with 11 inch white cotton joining blocks. The triple border consists of approximately 2 inch wide strips of alternating solid pink and white cotton. The extra design element of the 9 patch corner blocks makes this vintage quilt extra special.

The applied ⅜ inch binding is the same solid pink cotton used in the quilt's top, and the backing is solid white cotton. This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. Please ask Betsey for more details and to have this quilt sent to you on approval for private viewing.

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

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

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

Q8947 Floral Applique with Triple Borders
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Q8947 Floral Applique with Triple Borders
c.1930
80 x 93 (203.2 x 228.6 cm)
$1,400

A wonderful, large Depression era applique quilt in a lovely palette! Each 13½ inch square block contains two solid pink blossoms 5 inches in diameter, and 2 pink buds with solid green stems and leaves. Alternating 1½ inch squares of white and solid pink form a fabulous sashing and border with solid green squares at the intersections. The middle white border is a generous 7 inches wide, with the solid pink and white sawtooth outer border measuring 1¼ inches wide.

Precise applique stitches are tiny and even as is the skillful and meticulous hand quilting. Quilting stitches are executed in a ¾ inch diagonal cross hatch in the white ground and border with outline used in the sashing and sawtooth border. There are a few, very faint pencil lines used for marking the quilting pattern in places. The backing is white and the applied ⅜ inch binding is in the same solid green cotton used for the leaves and stems.

A crisp, clean, beautiful quilt that appears unused. In perfect condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ready to send to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8959 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
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Q8959 Double Wedding Ring Quilt
c.1930
74 x 94 (188 x 238.8 cm)
$1,400

This bright and happy Double Wedding Ring quilt has been entirely hand pieced from a varied color palette of early 20th century cotton florals, geometrics, solids, calicoes, and plaids. The 2 7/8 inch solid green and pink joining blocks unify the quilt beautifully. Entirely hand quilted there is a large sunflower with cross hatch interior in the white center of each ring, echo line quilting in the pieced rings, geometric cables in the small white oblongs, and 1/2 inch cross hatch in the pink and green joining blocks.

The 3/8 inch green binding has been carefully applied by hand to follow the scallops of the rings. The backing is white cotton. The size is perfect for either a full size bed or a queen size with a footboard and /or coordinating pillows at the top.

An absolutely lovely example of the classic Double Wedding Ring quilt that appears to be unused and is in perfect condition. There are a few faint pencil lines still visible here and there that were used for marking the quilting pattern. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8953 Yoyo Coverlet with Lavender Paths
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Q8953 Yoyo Coverlet with Lavender Paths
c.1930
86 x 108 (218.4 x 274.3 cm)
Found in Maine
$700

This is a lovely and quite large Yoyo coverlet. Strictly speaking not a quilt as it is not backed, quilted or tied, this wonderful textile would make a happy statement wherever it was displayed. Each hand gathered yoyo is 2 inches in diameter, hand sewn to its surrounding neighbors to create a fun display piece for your home or as a coverlet on the bed over your down comforter or Matelasse spread.

We can't begin to count the number of different 1920's to 1930 cottons used in the making of this coverlet. The soft purple and lavender paths create a nice pattern overall. With its large size and multiple hues it can be used almost anywhere a splash of fun and color is desired, from a bedroom to a playroom and beyond. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this Yoyo coverlet is in perfect condition and can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8950 Double Wedding Ring
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Q8950 Double Wedding Ring
c.1930
81 x 83 (205.7 x 210.8 cm)
PA
$1,500

In unused, pristine condition, this gorgeous Double Wedding Ring quilt has been entirely hand pieced from a wide variety of floral, geometric, solid, calico, and plaid cottons including multiple feedsacks. The 2 1/4 inch solid green and yellow joining blocks unify the quilt beautifully. The maker chose off white for her ground - a lovely canvas for her color palette.

Expertly hand quilted using tiny, even stitches in a very precise 1 inch diagonal cross hatch for the ring centers and a chain motif in the long off white ovals. The joining blocks have been both outline and cross hatch quilted throughout.

A lovely scalloped edge is used for the four sides and the 3/8 inch green binding has been carefully applied to follow the scalloped edge of the quilt. The backing is off white muslin. In a lovely large size this quilt would be beautiful on a bed! Given its first bath by Betsey - by hand in our bathtub, of course. It is clean, crisp and perfect. You may ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

CON AW1 Ocean Wave with Lavender and Yellow
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CON AW1 Ocean Wave with Lavender and Yellow
c.1930
67 x 88 (170.2 x 223.5 cm)
$1,400

In perfect condition, this great cotton 20th century quilt has a color palette and design both fresh and vibrant. The Ocean Wave pattern is classic, very graphic and works well here with happy solids of yellow and lavender. Triple borders feature a 2 1/4 inch wide white and lavender sawtooth flanked by two 1 1/4 inch wide solid yellow borders, with the top and bottom edges having a fourth border in a slightly lighter hue of the same yellow and measuring 5 1/2 inch wide.

Hand quilting is lovely and includes floral centers in each yellow block, parallel lines in the purple and white waves, zigzag stitching in the two yellow borders, outline stitching in the sawtooth border and 3/4 inch diagonal cross hatch in the upper and lower yellow borders. Very nice and precise handwork. Backing this quilt is the lovely soft yellow cotton featured in the upper and lower borders on the front of the quilt. The 3/8 inch applied binding is the same solid lavender found in the pieced front.

A happy and graphic quilt that would be gorgeous on a bed or as graphic art for the wall it is in perfect, unused condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey (its first bath) this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8957 Lavender & White Double Wedding Ring Quilt
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Q8957 Lavender & White Double Wedding Ring Quilt
c.1930
76 x 87 (193 x 221 cm)
PA
$1,200

A lovely Double Wedding Ring quilt in pristine condition with lavender and white joining blocks forming the focal point for this classic 20th century quilt. A beautiful array of 1920's cotton prints in pleasing pastels was chosen by the maker for the pieced rings. The lavender border around the ring pattern has been appliqued onto a white squared off border with an applied white binding, a very creative and unusual touch for this pattern. Joining blocks measure 1 3/4 inches square each with the small pieces comprising the rings approximately 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 at the widest end.

Hand quilting in small, even stitches includes an eight petal flower in each of the ring centers, 1/2 inch cross hatch in the joining blocks, 3/4 inch cross hatch in the outer white border, and echo line quilting in each of the rings. The backing is white and the 3/8 inch applied binding is the same white as the border.

A lovely classic quilt in a soft, elegant palette that would be perfect used on a bed. Ask Betsey for more details. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8904 Hole in the Barn Door / House Top Variation
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Q8904 Hole in the Barn Door / House Top Variation
c.1915
78 x 78 (198.1 x 198.1 cm)
NY or PA
$1,400

Such a fun and graphic wool quilt in a variation of the Hole in the Barn Door, or House Top, pattern. A lovely combination of both wool and cotton fabrics in bold and graphic patterns and colors. Blocks measure 8 1/2 inches square and are pieced both by hand and treadle machine. With such a variety of color in the octagon shapes the maker chose charcoal gray and black wools for each center hole and all four corners of each block. The color just leaps off the resulting black/charcoal gray ground for a stunning effect.

Entirely hand quilted with black thread in outline stitches throughout and a large 'X' stitched in each 'hole'. Backing fabric is a lovely rose/mauve cotton flannel - see detail image - with an applied 3/8 inch binding in the same fabric. This quilt is in unused condition with a few original, very small moth holes attesting to it being made mostly from wool. We have not touched them as they do not detract from the beauty of the quilt.

A wonderful piece of graphic art for either warmth and beauty on your bed, or for use as a stunning focal point in any room. Please ask us to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

CON AW2 Double Wedding Ring
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CON AW2 Double Wedding Ring
c.1930
72 x 90 (182.9 x 228.6 cm)
$1,300

This very lovely Double Wedding Ring quilt has been entirely hand pieced from a variety of floral, geometric, solid, calico, and plaid cottons. The 2 3/4 inch solid lavender and yellow joining blocks are a lovely counterpart to the wide array of patterns found in the rings. The maker chose pure white for her ground color. The scalloped edging on all four sides is framed in lavender and is elegant. This treadle machine topstitched 3/8 inch applied lavender binding accentuates both the scallops and the interior design beautifully.

Carefully hand quilted using even stitches in a gothic X motif for the ring centers and a chain motif in the long white ovals. The joining blocks have been cross hatch quilted throughout with parallel curved lines in all the rings.

The backing is a solid sunshine yellow cotton. Made in the right size to allow for a pillow tuck on the bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it was hardly used, if at all, and is clean, crisp and perfect. Please ask us to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8133 Carpenter's Wheel
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Q8133 Carpenter's Wheel
c.1928
72 X 94
New England
$1,100

A wonderful Depression era textile exhibiting multiple patterns resulting in a unique and beautiful quilt. The many faceted Carpenter's Wheel holds center court with its wide variety of c.1920's calicos. Each block measures13 ¾ inches square and contains diamonds with 2 inch sides. Surrounding the 12 beautiful Carpenter's Wheels is a 7 ½ inch wide triple sashing and border in soft mustard yellow and white. Nine Patch blocks in the same hues are at the intersections of the sashing and each of the triple border's corners. Lovely.

Hand pieced blocks with treadle machined stitched sashing and borders, this quilt is also very nicely hand quilted in outline, echo outline and diagonal cross hatch stitching. The backing is white as is the applied 3/8 inch binding.

This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent soft condition. There are faint pencil lines still visible from the quilting pattern. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8173 Green & White Bow Tie with Double Border
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Q8173 Green & White Bow Tie with Double Border
c.1925
70 x 88
PA
$1,600

This lovely green and white quilt, in perfect condition, will bring a little bit of Spring into your home year round. Treadle machine pieced in the Bow Tie pattern, this quilt is executed in solid green and off white cottons. Solids are always a welcome and easy addition to any interior design theme as they mix beautifully with patterns and stripes. Small bow tie blocks measure a mere 4 1/4 x 4 1/2.

What make this pretty textile extra special are the double borders which frame the quilt. An inner 1 5/8 inch off white border surrounds the central pattern with an outer 2 5/8 inch border of solid green. Beautiful hand quilting in tiny stitches includes parallel line quilting for the outer two borders and outline stitching for the bow tie blocks. The backing is off white cotton and folds to the front forming a scant 1/8 inch binding hand stitched down with miniscule stitches.

This quilt is refreshing and bright and appears never to have been used. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to be shipped to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
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Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
c.1945
44 x 57 (111.8 x 144.8 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$1,200

A wonderful mid 20th century Amish cotton crib quilt in excellent condition. This lovely and very happy quilt is treadle machine pieced and hand quilted. Solid yellow and white nine patch blocks measure 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" and are set on point with joining blocks in solid, soft medium green. Double borders in 3" green and 2" yellow make a beautiful frame for the inner design.

Hand quilting consists of cross hatch for the 9 patch blocks, Fleur de Lis and circle-in-diamond patterns for the green triangles, diamond chain in the yellow border, with double cables quilted in the outer green border. There are some faint pencil lines used for the hand quilting still visible. The applied solid yellow binding is 1/2" wide and uses the same yellow cotton as the interior. The backing is white.

A sweet and lovely crib quilt in a happy palette of solid hues and in excellent condition. Perfect for that new baby's room in either crib or hung as graphic art on the wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
CON PJ7 Amish Grandmother's Flower Garden Crib Quilt
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CON PJ7 Amish Grandmother's Flower Garden Crib Quilt
c.1930
37 x 47 (94 x 119.4 cm)
Ohio
$1,600

This classic quilt in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern contains a lovely color palette of solid hues. Each hexagon measures 1 1/4 inches across, 3/4 of an inch per side. Created from clear pastel cottons in saturated color this beautiful Amish textile is in excellent condition. It has been lovingly hand and machine pieced and hand quilted in outline stitching for the hexagons, diamond cable in the 1 3/4" purple inner border and triple cable for the 4 7/8" turquoise outer border. The artistic use of color placement adds to the visual impact and is a testament to the care taken while creating this piece.

A lovely soft yellow is used for all flower centers, with a solid turquoise the same shade as the outer border used for the paths between the flowers. The scalloped edging is framed with an applied 3/8" purple binding. The backing is a pale lavender cotton.

This is a lovely diminutive example of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and would be a wonderful addition to any collection. For use in that special crib or as art for your wall. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to send to you on approval for review in the privacy of your home.
CON SP1 African American Log Cabin Quilt with Provenance
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CON SP1 African American Log Cabin Quilt with Provenance
c.1950
79 x 84 (200.7 x 213.4 cm)
Camden, NC
$3,200

There are traits that distinguish African American quilting in the first half of the 20th century from any other North American quilting style. The use of vertical piecing, enlarged, very graphic piecing, and asymmetry hark back to African cultures and textile style. This wonderful Log Cabin is comprised of a variety of both large and medium scale patterns in a great many colors in cotton, seersucker, velvet and rayon.

The cotton backing is comprised of multiple fabrics pieced together both by hand and machine; two shades of blue with white stripes, a blue and white large scale floral, and a wonderful cotton in lime green and pink depicting a tropical scene at the beach. The backing is turned to the front and is hand stitched down with white string to form the binding. Hand quilted with loosely parallel lines using thin white string.

Purchased out of the maker's home this quilt is on consignment, with provenance to go to the buyer upon sale. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8337 Political Donkey Quilt
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Q8337 Political Donkey Quilt
c.1930
65 x 81 (165.1 x 205.7 cm)
ME
$1,900

It’s voting time again in America and here is the perfect piece of fabric art for family room, office or den that will make any member of the Democratic party smile! In unused condition, this all cotton folk art quilt is an unusual find. It is made up of six donkeys, in a three over three pattern, in solid soft blue and brown fabrics on a tan ground with cross hatch hand quilting used throughout. Perfect for folding over a railing or quilt rack as the donkeys will be standing upright no matter which side you’re standing on.

Until more recent times, one of the few ways women could voice a political statement was to incorporate their views into their needlework. This quilt is one such example of a political woman’s creation. You can make your own statement or just enjoy the folk art quality of this tremendous and very whimsical quilt.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey, you may ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8908 Folk Art Four Point Touching Stars
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Q8908 Folk Art Four Point Touching Stars
c.1928
69 x 69 (175.3 x 175.3 cm)
PA
$2,800

A stunning early 20th century folk art quilt in all solid cotton sateens. Rose, olive green, yellow, russet and grayish white team up to form a wonderfully graphic and skillfully executed quilt. Hand stitched blocks are 11 inches square and when joined together form a four pointed star. A lovely curved edge follows the contours of the stars with a 3/8" hand applied binding in the same olive green cotton used on the front.

The cotton backing fabric is a lovely and soft, large scale floral pattern in muted shades of green, rose, ivory and grayish white - see detail image. Hand quilting is done in light thread using outline stitching throughout.

A unique pattern executed in beautiful solid hues and completed entirely by hand. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and in excellent condition. Ask to see this original early 20th century folk art quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
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Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
c.1935
75 x 90 (190.5 x 228.6 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$1,750

This classic and timeless basket pattern quilt is executed in a two color combination of solid ocean blue and white muslin. Blocks measure 10 1/2 x 11 and are set on point. Inside the wide 7" white border are triangular solid blue joining blocks adding a border element which highlights the gorgeous shade of ocean blue.

Nicely executed hand quilting on this quilt includes outline, echo outline, echo zigzag and cross hatch stitching in the blocks and triangles, with a five cable rope stitched in the generous outer border. Betsey gave this crisp quilt its first bath and some faint pencil lines used for the quilting pattern remain. Bleached muslin is used for front and back, with a 1/4" applied binding in the same ocean blue cotton as the front.

A wonderful baskets quilt in excellent, crisp condition it would be spectacular on a bed or as art on your wall. You may ask to see this happy quilt on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8879 Old Order Amish Center Square
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Q8879 Old Order Amish Center Square
c.1920
71 x 81 (180.3 x 205.7 cm)
Mifflin County, PA
SOLD

The Nebraska Amish are the most conservative among the different Amish communities. They are known as the "Nebraska Amish" as, in the late 1880's, several leaders and their families came from Nebraska to Mifflin County, PA at the Reedsville end of the valley to help a dissatisfied group within the Big Valley Amish community. The group split from the larger faction and became known as the Nebraska Amish or "Nebraskas". If you visit the Big Valley today you will find this Amish community is distinguished from other Amish groups by their white topped buggies with brown carriage boxes - their nickname is "White-Toppers".

This wonderful center square is all cotton, executed in solid burgundy/brown and a deep, dark forest green. Marvelous hand quilting in dark thread includes triple cable, baskets, lemon peel, stars, diagonal cross hatch, and starflowers within a stylized wreath (similar to a PA hex symbol). Please see detail images.

The applied 1/2" binding is the same dark green as the inner 2" border. The backing is a solid taupe/brown cotton. This lovely Amish center square quilt is in excellent condition and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ask us to see this beauty on approval in the privacy of your home.
CON PJ2 Amish Checkerboard with Double Borders
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CON PJ2 Amish Checkerboard with Double Borders
c.1920 74 x 84 (188 x 213.4 cm)
Iowa
$2,500

This is a wonderful example of Amish graphic textile art and has a definite abstract feel. The exuberance of the central checkerboard design is held in check by lovely double borders in deep, saturated medium blue (3" wide) and medium green (10" wide). Please note the outer green border does not show well online - it is a true, bright medium green. Color accuracy for the checkerboard pattern is excellent, however - please see detail images. Hand quilting includes feather vines in the outer border, outline stitching in the inner border and each inner square and rectangle accentuates the abstract feel of this quilt with an 'X' stitched corner to corner - see detail images.

Amish quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics and geometric designs. The fabrics used are the same as for their clothing. This quilt maker chose a great palette in all solid cottons and denim-like fabrics for her creation which is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is a solid deep black canvas weight cotton which showcases the maker's hand quilting. There is no batting between the pieced top and backing fabric. The back folds to the front and is treadle machine topstitched down to form the 5/8" black binding.

In excellent condition this unique and graphic quilt is a piece of textile art at home in any setting from antique to contemporary. Please contact us if you wish to view this quilt in the privacy of your home on approval. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.
Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
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Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
c.1930
39 x 40 (99 x 102 cm)
Colona or Mana, Iowa
$2,300

This sophisticated and graphic crib quilt is made entirely of cotton in wonderful solid shades of red, rose, deep green, blue, greenish gray, eggplant and off white, and backed with a solid medium gray cotton. Concentric squares in varying widths ranging from a mere 3/16" up to 4 1/2" surround a central two color bars pattern in blue and greenish gray. Bars measure 1/2" x 2 3/8". The gray backing folds to the front forming the 3/8" hand stitched binding. Hand quilting in brown thread includes outline stitching for the concentric squares with clam shell stitching in the outer gray border.

This is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers and in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this small quilt is perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art for your wall. This quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8873 Yellow and White Signature Block
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Q8873 Yellow and White Signature Block
c.1930
77 x 77
Berks County, PA
$1,800

A fantastic unused quilt in a two color palette of solid yellow and white. Double borders with four patch corner blocks surround signature blocks measuring approximately 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches each. The blocks are separated by 2 1/2 inch yellow sashing with two borders in yellow and white each also 2 1/2 inches wide. Machine pieced and entirely hand quilted with cross hatch in the blocks and double line parallel lines in the sashing, borders and four patch corner blocks. Some very light pencil lines from the quilting can still be seen in areas.

The backing is white cotton with a 3/8 inch applied yellow binding in the same fabric as the quilt top. The quilter made the binding slightly wider on the back side of the quilt at 5/8 of an inch. This wonderful quilt in solid yellow and white is crisp and clean. Betsey gave it its first wash by hand in the bathtub and it is beautiful. Ask to see it in the privacy of your home on approval.
Q8772 Green & White Four Petal Appliqué
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Q8772 Green & White Lemon Peel
c.1925
74 x 74
Delaware
$900

This is a lovely two color quilt in the Lemon Peel design. Carefully appliquéd by treadle machine the 'petals' and unique border visually pop off the solid white ground for a wonderful graphic effect. The two color palette of solid green and white works beautifully in any décor. Solids are always a welcome and easy addition to any decorating theme as they mix beautifully with patterns and stripes. Each appliquéd block is a large 14 inches square and contains one four petal Lemon Peel appliqué.

What makes this lovely quilt extra special is the unusual border which frames the design. A green inverted scallop adds movement and a touch of elegance to the white outer border. Hand quilting is executed with outline stitching in the appliqués with cable and 4 petal flowers in the white areas and outer border. The white backing is the same fabric as used on the front with a 1/2” applied white binding.

This quilt is refreshing and bright and in wonderful condition. We did find a petal with two well executed fabric weaves done long ago which are very hard to find (we didn't until just recently). Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to be shipped to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8718 “Clouds” Unusual Variation of Rob Peter to Pay Paul Youth Quilt
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Q8718 “Clouds” Unusual Variation of Rob Peter to Pay Paul Youth Quilt
c.1930
50 x 58
Maryland
$850

A fabulous and very sweet quilt in excellent, crisp condition…created in a youth bed size. Skillfully hand pieced blocks form a lovely pattern of white clouds in a solid pink sky. “Clouds” measure 5 inches in diameter. A 5 inch wide double border in pink and white forms a nice frame in beautiful proportion to the inner clouds design.

Entirely hand quilted with diagonal parallel lines for the double border, outline stitching for the clouds with echo circular stitches for the interior of the clouds in the pink ‘sky’. The same solid pink cotton is used for the backing – a nice touch - as well as the separately applied 3/8 inch pink binding.

A wonderful quilt in a perfect size for use as art on the wall. It would also be beautiful in a crib or on a youth sized bed. This quilt is clean and crisp with a two color palette that works beautifully in any décor. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this diminutive sweetheart can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8126 Center Medallion Broken Dishes with Radiating Squares
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Q8126 Center Medallion Broken Dishes with Radiating Squares
c.1935
72 x 76
MD
$900

A fabulous piece of abstract art from the mid 1930's created in cotton sateen using luscious colors. A center medallion stands out as the focal point amid radiating multiple concentric squares of solid color. A true vintage quilt that would be wonderful in a contemporary home or office setting. The center square containing the Broken Dishes medallion measures 14 1/2 inches square with the concentric squares ranging in widths between 2 inches and 5 1/2 inches. A striking palette of salmon and deep olive green for the center medallion with squares of celery green, two tones of yellow, a deeper salmon rose, pale lavender, pale pink and an oyster shell gray.

Machine pieced and hand quilted in outline stitches throughout with Herringbone stitching in the outer top and bottom salmon borders. The cotton backing is a solid minty green that folds to the front and is hand stitched down to form the 3/8 inch wide binding. A wonderful contemporary palette with great graphics this quilt is in excellent condition. Betsey believes it has never been used.

A graphic piece of textile art for wall or bed and professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ask to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8817 Red Ribbon Wedding Ring with Diamond Border
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Q8817 Red Ribbon Wedding Ring with Diamond Border
c.1928
70 x 82
Possibly MO
$900

A wedding ring quilt with flair, this very graphic Depression era quilt sports pretty bows and a red and white diamond border. Solid red ‘ribbons’ connect the wedding rings on this cozy quilt. The same solid red is used in the 2 1/2 inch wide diamond border. Multiple plaids, florals, stripes and calicoes from the 1920’s make up the pieced rings.

Hand quilting is minimal and includes outline stitching and large crosses stitched between the rings. A pillowcase edging joins the front to the back of the quilt which is a creamy white muslin. The filling is a medium loft bat giving this quilt some thickness for a cozy feel.

A nice variation of the wedding ring pattern this quilt is in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8816 Pair of Tumbling Fans Quilts
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Q8816 Pair of Tumbling Fans Quilts
c.1928
70 x 93 and 69 x 91
Ohio
$1,400 (pair)

Such a wonderful pair of Depression era cotton tumbling fans quilts in a great variation of the traditional Fans pattern. Created from vibrant and happy prints and solids these beautiful textiles are in excellent condition. Nicely treadle machine pieced and hand quilted with outline stitching in the fan spokes and 1 3/8 inch cross hatch stitching throughout. Fan blocks measure 11 x 11 inches and are arranged in pairs that alternate in direction adding a sense of lively fun. What a great pair to have in a bedroom!

All fan bases are a solid yellow with the same fabric used for the applied ¼ inch binding. The backing is a pristine white cotton.

A great pair of quilts with enough length for a pillow tuck. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey they can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q1813 Pair of Lavender Baskets Quilts
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Q1813 Pair of Lavender Baskets Quilts
c.1925
70 x 104
MA
$1,900 for the pair

This marvelous pair of lavender basket quilts is guaranteed to make you smile. What a wonderful set for your twin beds and in a great palette. The baskets are comprised of 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch hand pieced triangles alternating from solid lavender to a lovely lavender, yellow, and teal calico, with a hand appliqued lavender handle.

The 11 ¾ blocks have been set on point, and the double border echoes the alternating fabric arrangement of the baskets. The backing is white cotton, and the binding has been formed by turning the lavender border from front to back. These two quilts have been created with extra length to accommodate a pillow tuck, and are in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8863 African American Patchwork Quilt
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Q8863 African American Patchwork Quilt
1930’s
72 x 98
TX
$3,200

This graphically appealing African American quilt is comprised of solids, prints, stripes and plaids in various shapes, sizes and colors. There are traits that distinguish African American quilting in the first half of the 20th century from any other North American quilting style and this quilt is a classic example. The use of vertical piecing, enlarged, very graphic designs, and asymmetry hark back to African cultures and textile style. This wonderful patchwork is comprised of a variety of feedsacks and other cottons from the 1930’s in a great many colors, however, it strikes a patriotic theme with its emphasis on blue, white and red.

The backing is comprised of unbleached feedsack fabric that shows the feed manufacturer’s screen printed name and various plant locations in pale blue. The backing is turned to the front along most of the quilt’s edge and is hand stitched down to form a binding ranging in width from 3 3/4” to 1/4”. A portion of the quilt’s edge has the front turning to the back to form a binding ranging from 1/4” to 1” wide on the back side. Hand quilted with loosely parallel lines using white string.

From an African American family in Texas, this quilt is a wonderful find in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8848 Old Order Amish Center Square Crib Quilt
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Q8848 Old Order Amish Center Square Crib Quilt
c.1920 top
26 x 32
Big Valley, Mifflin County, PA
$900

The Nebraska Amish are the most conservative among the different Amish communities. They are known as the "Nebraska Amish" as, in the late 1880's, several leaders and their families came from Nebraska to Mifflin County, PA at the Reedsville end of the valley to help a dissatisfied group within the Big Valley Amish community. The group split from the larger faction and became known as the Nebraska Amish or "Nebraskas". If you visit the Big Valley today you will find this Amish community is distinguished from other Amish groups by their white topped buggies with brown carriage boxes - their nickname is "White-Toppers".

This Nebraska Amish crib quilt in the center square pattern is in unused condition. While the top is c.1920 Betsey believes that backing and quilting were done c.1950, however the quilting thread is early (using non-mercerized cotton thread for the quilting). Hand quilting in dark thread consists of the traditional Nebraska Amish motifs of fans in the center square, half chains in the outer border and double line parallel lines in the inner blue border making up a zigzag design. A solid blue 3/8” wide applied binding finishes the crib quilt beautifully.

A wonderful diminutive piece that has been hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8471 Amish Bowtie
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Q8471 Amish Bowtie
c.1940
62 x 78
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania (western part of the state)
$1,950

It is rare to find a quilt so perfectly suited to a boy’s room, but this unused Amish Bowtie certainly appears to fit the bill! Each 10 inch block contains four bowties in either red, blue, pink, or navy. Solid black fabrics with various finishes were used as the background in each block, and provide touches of subtle shine. The blocks have been hand triple line quilted, and the blue joining blocks have been hand quilted with a 1 inch diamond crosshatching. Large yellow and blue triangles filled with double arc quilting form an inner border, and quilted flower petals line the 2 ½ inch golden yellow outer border. A 3/8 inch blue binding has been turned over from the wholecloth backing and machine topstitched. These fabrics are the same as used for sewing their clothing. This is a perfect quilt to use on a bed or as wall art. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8299 Folk Art Center Medallion Crazy Quilt
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Q8299 Folk Art Center Medallion Crazy Quilt
c.1920
84 x 88
Pennsylvania
$1,550

This incredible unused cotton center medallion crazy quilt is full of wonderful fabrics in shades of blue, orange, yellow, black, and burgundy. Made to be a summer coverlet it contains no batting and was foundation pieced onto an ecru cotton backing with a combination of hand piecing and hand appliqué.

This quilt contains a feast of shapes large and small, angular and curvaceous most of which are not repeated more than once. Very lyrical in feel, the one anchor point in this unique folk art piece is the center medallion. This sunburst medallion has been formed from spokes of solid red and orange and backlit with softer shades in green and pink calico. It radiates out toward a very energetic and ever changing ‘sky’. The 3/8 inch separately applied binding is a black and grey leafy calico.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this unused quilt would be fabulous on bed or wall and can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
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Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
c.1925
82 x 82
Believed to be Ohio
$1,300

Such a gorgeous and pristine early 20th century kit quilt in off-white with two shades of solid lavender and a solid minty green. Four central water lilies with buds, branches and leaves are surrounded by a deep lavender sashing 2 1/4 inches wide. Additional water lilies, each with a pair of leaves, float outside the sashing with an additional bloom in each corner. The outside edge is beautifully scalloped with a 1/4 inch lavender applied binding following the scallops. Crisp, clean and beautifully executed.

Fine hand quilting includes 1 inch diagonal cross hatch in the off-white background interspersed with lovely stitched flowers. A chain link pattern is stitched in the deep lavender sashing. Each of the appliquéd flowers, leaves, stems and buds is skillfully outline embroidered with cotton floss to match the appliqué color.

This is a lovely appliqué quilt skillfully executed and in crisp, clean, excellent condition. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection containing high quality 20th century quilts. Beautiful on a bed or as an accent design piece, this quilt can be sent to you on approval for review in your home before purchase. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.
Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
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Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
c. 1915
39 x 51
Ohio
$4,200

Old Order Amish are distinguished by their nonconformist attitudes and resistance to social change, and are characterized by a strictly rural way of life, a horse-and-buggy culture, the use of a dialect of the German language, and "plain" dress resembling that of European peoples two centuries ago. They have no meetinghouses and some communities oppose the use of tractors for farming. These more conservative views distinguish them from other Amish groups. This wonderful little Old Order treasure is a great find for Betsey’s clients who love Old Order Amish quilts – and its size is a special bonus.

This petite and perfectly scaled example of the Bear Paw pattern is made from cotton fabrics in lovely, muted shades of black, grayish brown, cream and green, and backed with a solid gray-brown cotton. Each Bear Paw block is set on point and measures approximately 6 x 6 inches. Small triangles within the blocks measure one inch per short side, larger triangles 2 1/4 inches per short side. The interior square of each ‘paw’ is approximately 3 1/4 square. Double borders include an inner 1 5/8 inch green border with the outer black border measuring 5 inches in width.

The 3/8 inch binding is formed when the backing was turned to the front and treadle machine stitched down. Lovely hand quilting using black thread includes double parallel line stitching in the double border, and 7/8 inch cross hatch stitching in the bear paws and joining blocks. In excellent condition this small quilt is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers. Perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art to add a bit of sophistication and elegance to your home or office. This quilt can be sent to you for viewing in your home on approval prior to purchase. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.
Q7096 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
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Q7096 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
c.1928
72 x 84
IL
$650

This classic quilt in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern contains a fun assortment of florals, plaids and calico fabrics from the 1920’s. Each hexagon measures 3/4 inch per side, or 1 5/8 inches across. Created from vibrant and happy prints this beautiful textile is in excellent condition. It has been lovingly hand pieced and hand quilted in outline stitching. The artistic use of color and variety of patterns only add to the visual impact and are a testament to the care taken while creating this piece.

A lovely soft green, the same color used for all flower centers, frames this piece as an applied 1/2 inch scalloped binding. The backing is the same white cotton used for the front of the quilt.

This is a lovely example of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and would be a wonderful addition to any collection. For use on your bed or as art for your wall. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and appears unused. Remember, all our quilts are sent on approval to review in your home prior to a purchase decision.
Q8709 Nine Patch Irish Chain
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Q8709 Nine Patch Irish Chain
c.1928
83 x 84
Manheim, PA
$1,150

Such a wonderful medley of early 20th century pastel calicoes are displayed in this lovely unused Depression era quilt! Skillfully pieced and hand quilted with tiny stitches, this classic Nine Patch Irish Chain pattern exudes a sense of lightness.

This skilled needlewoman, whose name will be passed on to the buyer, had a softly sophisticated aesthetic when it came to choice of colors and fabrics. Each 4 ¾ inch nine patch block highlights one Springtime pastel calico. The pieced 9 patch blocks are arranged by color in a circular pattern against solid white blocks. The four inch white border is a lovely frame for the interior pattern. The pleasing result is a serene and quietly sophisticated quilt.

This meticulously pieced textile is quilted with exquisite tiny stitches. The white border contains 7/8” diamond cross hatch stitching with chevron and cross hatch stitching used in the interior blocks of the quilt. The backing is muslin and folds over to the front forming the ¼” hand stitched binding. A lovely unused quilt it still bears some faint pencil lines used for the quilting patterns. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready for your home. Remember, all of our quilts can be sent on approval.
Q8730 African American Log Cabin Variation
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Q8730 African American Log Cabin Variation
c.1920-40
70 x 80
Atlanta, GA
$1,900

This graphically appealing African American quilt is comprised of solids, prints and geometrics in various shapes, sizes and colors. The maker’s spirit and zest for life are displayed through her art. Similar to one adaptation of a conventional log cabin at first glance but upon closer inspection we clearly see that the strip pieced log blocks are assembled in a classic African American style. The piecing is such that fabrics of a similar pattern, in block formation, are not always contiguous.

Each pieced block is different from its neighbor in number and width of ‘logs’ with blocks varying in size from 10” to 13” wide. Solid tan sashing with medium blue connecting squares join the blocks. The blue blocks stop the flow of the tan sashing. This interruption of energy and the various sizes of pieces is intentional.

The backing is a white cotton turned over to the front forming the hand stitched binding. Hand quilting on this quilt is a combination of arc and loosely parallel lines using white string. This special quilt has seen some gentle use, yet is still in excellent condition.

This African American quilt is a wonderful find...... clean and ready to use. Quilts are always sent on approval.
Q8645 Mohawk Trail with Ice Cream Cone Border (Pair)
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Q8645 Mohawk Trail with Ice Cream Cone Border (Pair)
c.1950
63 x 86 and 60 x 83
Indiana
$1,800 pair

What delightful and happy quilts! To find a pair of quilts executed by the same quilt maker is rare and always a pleasure to offer. In excellent condition these quilts are made from a wonderful array of 1940’s and 50’s prints in a variety of delicious shades and patterns. Dozens of 2 ½” pie shaped pieces are carefully arranged to form the Mohawk Trail pattern, sometimes call the Fan pattern. Each block measures approximately 3 ½” and contains three pie shapes set against a solid white ground. Framing the intricate groupings of fans or trails on each quilt is a 4 inch ice cream cone border.

The backing on each quilt is the same white cotton used on the front. A ½ inch solid white binding is meticulously applied to the undulating ice cream border on all four sides. Each quilt is entirely hand quilted in an echo arc design throughout. Clean, soft and colorful, this pair is just perfect for twin beds! Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Remember, all of our quilts are sent on approval.
Q8722 Chinese Fan
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Q8722 Chinese Fan
c.1928
77 x 77
MD
$1,450

In absolutely pristine condition this amazing 20th century quilt was made by a highly skilled needlewoman. Created from vibrant, happy prints and solids this beautiful textile is similar to the Mohawk Trail or Fan pattern but takes it one step further. White triangular pieces which measure ¼” at the smallest end and ½” at the widest end radiate out from the base of each fan. The whites are between the various printed pieces forming a more detailed fan square. This more intricately pieced pattern is called a Chinese Fan and requires a highly skilled hand to complete successfully…just look at those points!

This quilt has been expertly pieced and beautifully hand quilted in echo arc stitching in the fan spokes and 5/8 inch cross hatch stitching in the fan bases and all white areas. Pencil lines used for the quilting patterns are still slightly evident in this unused quilt. The backing is the same white fabric as used on the front. The 3/8 inch applied binding is machine topstitched and is the same pink fabric as the fan bases.

A clean and crisp quilt that would be gorgeous on a bed or just perfect as a vibrant piece of art on your wall. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. All of our quilts can be sent on approval.
Q6964 Dresden Plate
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Q6964 Dresden Plate
c.1925
74 X 94
CT
$1,100

A stunning Dresden Plate quilt unique in both construction and design. The wonderful 8 ½ inch plates are embellished with black buttonhole stitching which also serves to applique them to the white ground. Lovely and unique this quilt enjoys various floral bouquet prints in the center of each plate, with a circle using the same floral bouquets appliqued in between each plate. The 'spokes' comprising each plate include a fabulous variety of 1920's calicos. The piecing of the Dresden Plates and the applique work are all by hand with the blocks assembled by treadle sewing machine.

As a summer weight quilt it has no batting and is constructed using a medium weight white cotton for both front and back giving it a lovely look and feel. This beautifully crafted textile has three sides with 4 ½ inch scallops or 'tongues' decorating the edge - the 'head' of the quilt is straight edged for placing either over or under pillows. The scallops are also hand embellished with black buttonhole stitching. Great care was taken with the cutting and execution of the fussy cut florals and embellishment stitching. Beautifully finished both front and back this summer spread would be gorgeous on a bed. In perfect condition. From the Marr Family of Connecticut. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready for your home. Ask to see it on approval.

Q8556 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
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Q8556 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
c.1930
76 x 84
Columbia, Pennsylvania area
$950

This classic quilt in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern contains a fun assortment of plaids, florals, and calico fabrics from the late 1920’s through the early 1930’s. Each hexagon measures 1 inch per side, or 1 5/8 inches across, and the flowers are carefully arranged in a circular fashion according to color. The center flower is pink, the next circle of flowers are blue, followed by concentric circles of light pink, green, peach, purple and blue. All of the flowers are unified by their yellow centers. The garden paths are white, and the outer perimeter of the quilt is bordered by light pink hexagons.

This beautiful quilt in unused condition is entirely hand outline stitched around each hexagon. The backing fabric is white cotton. The detailed edging of the quilt is lovingly enhanced with a pillowcase edge done by hand with tiny whip stitches. A lovely, pristine quilt that fits a queen sized bed!! Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for you to see on approval.
Q8724 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
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Q8724 Grandmother’s Flower Garden
c.1928
72 x 86
Kentucky
$1,100

This gorgeous, crisp, sparkling clean quilt is the perfect example of everything a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt should be! Created from vibrant and happy prints this beautiful textile is in pristine condition. It has been lovingly hand pieced and hand quilted in outline stitching. The artistic use of color and variety of patterns only add to the visual impact and are a testament to the care taken while creating this piece. This quilt maker, whose name will be supplied to the buyer, must have had a very positive outlook on life which is reflected in her quilt.

A bright and happy yellow applied ¼ inch binding is straight on the sides with top and bottom edges scalloped to follow the garden path. The backing is a vibrant and lovely lavender calico that adds another touch of panache to an already lovely quilt.

This is a stellar example of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and would be a wonderful addition for any collection. For use on your bed or as art for your wall. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and appears unused. Remember, all our quilts are sent on approval.
Q8641 Pastel Double Wedding Ring
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Q8641 Pastel Double Wedding Ring
c.1930
71 x 84
Florida
$750

This lovely, cotton quilt is in the popular Double Wedding Ring pattern. Its extra appeal lies in the creator’s choice of solid pastels, reminiscent of rainbow sherbet, for her color palette. It starts with a lovely peach ground with rings consisting of soft blues, yellow, greens, pinks and pale lavender. The squares joining the rings are in the soft raspberry and watermelon green found in the rings.

Hand pieced and hand quilted with echo, outline and cross hatch stitches this beauty also boasts hand stitched flowers with eight petals in each of the large peach areas inside the rings. The backing is white and the skillfully applied ¼ inch watermelon green binding follows the scalloped edge of the quilt.

A lovely creation that is classic in design and refreshing in fabric selection and arrangement. This quilt was used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent, soft condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.

Q8636 Broken Dishes Crib Quilt
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Q8636 Broken Dishes Crib Quilt
c.1928
27 x 33
New Hampshire
$250

A delightful, diminutive and completely original quilt in the broken dishes pattern. This pleasing little crib quilt is comprised of various soft hues in plaids, stripes, and checks with a few florals and solids added in for fun. Each block has been hand pieced and hand quilted in diagonal lines and measures 2 ¾ inches. The backing is a white muslin which folds over to the front forming the ½ inch hand stitched binding.

A small treasure to use or display on your wall as the perfect piece of graphic art for that small space! Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8629 Green & White Irish Chain
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Q8629 Green & White Irish Chain
c.1940
59 x 80
Midwest
$700

Think Spring year round! What a wonderful and cheerful green and white quilt in excellent condition to bring a lift to any room in your home. This Irish Chain is appropriately made in solid green and white, but it’s not just Betsey’s clients that will appreciate how beautifully it complements any décor but decorators as well. Solids are always a welcome and easy addition to any room as they mix beautifully with patterns and stripes. What makes this pretty textile extra special is the hand quilting executed entirely in green. A nice touch in a 1 inch cross hatch pattern throughout.

The chains are comprised of 2 inch square blocks in green and white with the joining blocks in white. The backing is in the same white fabric as used on the front. The back is folded to the front on three sides and double line machine stitched in green to form the ¾ inch binding, with a ¾ inch applied binding on the fourth side in the same white fabric and double line green machine stitching. Fresh and clean this single Irish Chain quilt is refreshing and bright and appears never to have been used. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8224 African American Bars Variation
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Q8224 African American Bars Variation
1950-1970
approx. 78 x 86
Southern
$2,900

This wonderful textile is representative of all we look for in an early to mid twentieth century African American quilt. The vertical piecing, asymmetry and bold, colorful fabrics with the use of intentionally random sized pieces are all traditional elements of African American quilt design and are in abundance in this lovely piece. Plaids, stripes, paisleys, florals and more dance among solid colored fabrics in this uplifting quilt. There are large gentle arcs as well as areas of straight lines of neat and functional quilting throughout.

This special quilt has seen some gentle use, but is in wonderful condition. The edges on two sides have been turned over from the back to the front, and pillowcase edged on the remaining two sides. The backing has been formed by piecing feed sacks.

This great find is now ready to display as art for your bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you for viewing in your home on approval.

Q8618 Snail Trail
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Q8618 Snail Trail
c.1925
66 x 77
Rhode Island
$950

What a sweet and whimsical additional to your home this hand made quilt would make. From the smallest state in the union with the largest name (actual name “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations”) you should expect something a little different from the ordinary! A variety of fabric colors, prints and patterns are used in the long trails with a soft green solid used in alternate corners of each block to unify the design. Each block measures 7 ½ inches square and is hand pieced and hand quilted with outline stitches along each trail and both outline and straight line stitches in the white areas between the trails.

The backing is soft white cotton which folds over to the front forming a ½ inch machine stitched binding. A very soft and huggable quilt for all to enjoy it would be equally as effective as a folky and very graphic wall hanging.

In very good condition with slight fading overall this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8596 Raspberry and White Flying Geese
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Q8596 Raspberry and White Flying Geese
c.1935
76 x 77
Pennsylvania
$1,150

This absolutely lovely and graphic quilt in excellent condition is made up of two fabrics: a solid raspberry and a pristine white. The blocks measure approximately 10 ¼ inch square and are both hand and machine pieced. The 6 ½ inch double border is made up of 3 ¼ inch white and raspberry bands. The very fine and entirely hand done quilting was executed by a skilled hand and includes outlining in the geese, feathered half medallions in the white joining blocks and 5 line cables in the border. The ¼ inch binding is turned from front to back and the backing is white cotton. This is a crisp, beautifully quilted piece in lovely colors – what more could you ask? Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8589 Green and Yellow Dahlia
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Q8589 Green and Yellow Dahlia
c.1925
77 x 92
New England
$1,300

What a perfect quilt to make one feel like summer in any season ! Deep yellow calico stars with solid white gathered petals and mustard centers sparkle against a cheerful green background, and are bounded by matching green joining blocks and white sashing and borders. The Dahlia pattern is one of the most complex and challenging quilt patterns to piece in order to achieve the desired three dimensional effect, and this quilter certainly was up to the task! Each hand pieced block measures approximately 11 ½ inches square, with 3 inch wide sashing and borders. All hand quilted with outline, echo outline, flowers and leaves in the sashing and border, and flowers in the joining blocks. The ¼ inch separately applied binding is also solid green, and the backing is white cotton. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q7010 String Pieced Spider Web
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Q7010 String Pieced Spider Web
c.1920
74 x 74
Maryland
$1,800

The thrifty creator of this cozy quilt skillfully combined a wide range of fabrics and colors to make a wonderfully graphic textile. Wools, cotton and cotton flannels, and silk and cotton velvets were string pieced into 8 inch blocks. The border and wholecloth backing is lavender cotton sateen and the quilt has been finished with a ½ inch black binding. All hand quilted in lavender thread using outlining and diagonal lines spaced 1 ¼ inches apart to echo the width of the string logs. What a great piece of art…for the bed or wall! In perfect, unused condition.

Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
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Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
c.1925
78 x 78
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
$1,300

What a fantastic red, white, and blue quilt for a boy’s room or great room! Cotton shirtings, chambray, stripes, and checks have been pieced in a combination of Broken Dishes and Diamond in a Square patterns. The blocks are approximately 4 ½ inches square, and the entire quilt has been hand quilted in a gentle arcs. The separately applied 3/8 inch binding is a black and white print on pink, and the backing is a medium solid blue chambray cotton. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey.

CON DL Pink and White Hearts and Gizzards
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CON DL Pink and White Hearts and Gizzards
c.1930
72 x 86
unknown location
$1,300

In excellent condition, this bright and cheerful quilt has skillfully hand pieced from solid pink and white cotton. Each block measures 7½ inches per side, and the border is a variation of an ice cream cone, with alternating pink and white pieces. The border is 5 ¾ inches wide, including the 3/8 inch separately applied pink binding, and the backing is white cotton. Hand quilted in outline, with echo heart/floral motifs in the white areas of the quilt. The two color scheme insures that this piece will fit easily into most décors. This quilt could be used on a single, double, or if turned sideways, even a queen bed with a footboard. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8570 Star of Bethlehem
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Q8570 Star of Bethlehem
c.1930
74 x 74
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$1,300

The Star of Bethlehem pattern is so wonderfully graphic, and this quilt in excellent condition is no exception! Solid red, white, blue, and pink cottons radiate outward against an off white feedsack cotton background. The combination of white and off-white allows this quilt to work in all rooms, whether the décor is based on white or off-white. Entirely hand quilted with outlining in the star and hanging diamonds in the joining blocks. The backing is white, and the ½ inch separately applied binding is blue cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

CON PD6 African American Cobweb/Pinwheel Adaptation
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CON PD6 Abstract Cobweb/Pinwheel
c.1950
75 x 75
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$3,600

A totally unique quilt, the creator of this piece took conventional patterns and turned them into a piece of abstract art with incredible movement. The logs have been pieced into abstract pinwheels from a cotton conversation print featuring hats and umbrellas on a black background. Bright pops of yellow, pink, blue, and a multicolored stripe have been placed in the arrangement to give the overall feeling of a cobweb pattern. Various bright feedsack prints have been pieced together to form the backing, and finished with a 1 ¼ inch separately applied yellow calico feedsack binding. In used but excellent condition, and tied with black cording. Subtle and sophisticated, with a visual jazz impact! Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval.

DQ 25 Bowtie Doll Quilt
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DQ 25 Bowtie Doll Quilt
c.1928
18 x 18
Unknown location
$250

In original condition, this sweet little doll quilt has been created from a variety of circa 1928 calicoes, florals, stripes and geometric prints. Each block is just 3 inches square, with every piece outline quilted by hand. The floral cotton backing has navy flowers and leaves outlined with red on a white background. The separately applied white binding is approximately ¼ inches wide. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8457 Mosaic Star
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Q8457 Mosaic Star
c.1928
74 x 84
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$950

A creative, artistic, and expert quilter has combined several patterns using only 2 inch hexagons. The result is an original, very graphic piece of art. A most cheerful quilt in unused condition, this Mosaic Star would brighten any room! An assortment of bright cotton prints and calico hexagons were hand pieced into mosaic stars surrounded by mosaic flowers, and outline quilted by hand. Both the background and backing are muslin. The ¼ inch blue cotton binding follows the shape of the outer calico hexagonal border. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8131 Steeplechase
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Q8131 Steeplechase
c.1900
78 x 80
Maine
$1,800

This quilt is comprised of just two fabrics: solid white and a raspberry and white check. The hand quilting on this piece is just incredibly executed. This piece has terrific graphics as well. In unused condition, this quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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