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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 1920s, quilt colors changed from the somber blacks and browns of mourning to a more cheerful palette of pastels made possible by advances in newer dyes. During the 1920s, 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 and vintage quilts range from the early 1900s to the 1950s, include Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Grandmothers's Flower Garden and other patterns, are perfect for adding a cheerful focal point to any home. 

20th Century American Antique & Vintage Quilts

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Q8600 Double Wedding Ring
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Q8600 Double Wedding Ring
c.1950
78 x 92 inches
Pennsylvania
$1,200

This dynamic and very happy primarily salmon color Double Wedding Ring Quilt will bring smiles to any room. This quilt consists of 18 inch rings and a smorgasbord of 1950s fabrics in every conceivable color, pattern and design. The pieces which make up the rings measure apx. 1-3/4 inches. The green 1/2 inch binding is the only machine work seen on the quilt, and the machine stitching cannot be seen. One side is put in by machine, turned over, and then sewn down by hand. Each center area has quilting that is 1-1/2 inch cross-hatched on the diagonal. The open areas in the corners of that area contain shamrock shaped quilting. The joining squares measure apx. 1-7/8 inches. The eye shaped pieces joining the rings are filled with quilting of conjoining rings symbolizing the unity of marriage. This large size quilt will perfectly fit a queen size bed or cover a king size bed with a slight overhang. In perfect unused condition.



CONHO3 Oak Leaf and Maples
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CONHO3 Oak Leaf and Maples
c.1922 or c.1950
77 x 93 inches
Found in Maine
$1,400

Many times it is difficult to date a quilt comprised only of solid fabrics -- is this quilt from the 1920’s or the 1950’s? The colors lean towards the '50s and the design leans towards the '20s. If anyone has further input, please email me.

This motif of maple leaves and acorns on a taupe backing is unusual. The appliqué stitches are small and beautifully executed. Each appliqué piece is outline quilted with a second row of echo quilting. The appliqué pattern is a 14 inch square while the block is constructed of nine separately appliqued pieces, creating the illusion of a 14-1/2 inch block. However, each of these 12 appliqué motifs is placed on a whole cloth backing and not a separate piece of fabric. The blocks are beautifully joined with miniature wreaths.

The 15-1/2 inch wide border is nicely quilted with wreaths and flowers. The quilting fills all the border space as well as the body of the quilt. The separately applied 1/2 inch binding is executed by hand. The colors of this quilt are very desirable for today's decorating, and are difficult to find. This is a perfect fit for a queen size bed. There are also two sleeves sewn on the back if you choose to hang this quilt as art on your wall.



CONGG10 Blue and White Hawaiian Applique
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CONGG10 Blue and White Hawaiian Applique
c.1950
95 x 90 inches
Hawaii
$3,500

This c.1950 Hawaiian quilt is absolutely spectacular. The appliqué and reverse appliqué are executed with almost invisible stitching. I have found quilts like this with curved edges in books, but this design is rare and unusual. Hawaiian quilts are always quilted with echo quilting, just as is executed on this beautiful piece. This size quilt will also fit perfectly on a queen size bed. Covering a king size bed with 7 inches on three sides would be a perfect venue for this piece of art. The blue border measures apx 5 inches all the way around. On this area embellishments have been added. It’s almost impossible to find a seam on this quilt, but there must be one somewhere due to the fact this fabric would have never come in this width. Fabric was only 36 inches wide back in the 50’s. The fabric must have been joined prior to cutting out the Hawaiian pattern. Vibrant and dynamic, this would be a wonderful piece of art on a wall as well as a stunning quilt on your bed.



Q9086 Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
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Q9086 Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
c.1930
78 x 98 inches
Origin unknown
$2,200

Three blocks of different designs are combined to create what I believe is an original quilt pattern. One block is a quarter of the Blazing Star pattern block. One block is a 12 block formation, while the third block is placed around the outside of the pieced pattern. This is a rectangular block that is a combination of the other two blocks. The wide border is edged with a delicate scallop and finished with a 1/4 inch hand binding. The quilting design and the quilting are small and perfectly executed. This is an amazingly beautiful quilt that had never been used or washed. The delicious strawberry color is a focal point of today's color schemes. Now professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home, it will fit any size bed. Must be seen to fully grasp the beauty and graphics of this quilt.



Q8596 Dusty Rose and White Diamond in a Square Ocean Wave
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Q8596 Dusty Rose and White Diamond in a Square Ocean Wave
c.1945
76 x 77
Pennsylvania
$900

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.



q6392 Jacob's Ladder
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Q6392 Jacob's Ladder
c.1928
70 x 92 inches
Connecticut
$900

This Jacob’s Ladder quilt has been executed on the diagonal. The piecing is comprised of 16 7” square blocks, 3-1/2" square broken dishes and 3-1/2” four patches. The fabric used in this creation is a miniature daisy calico in teal, raspberry pink and white. There is a 3-1/2” border of teal daisy calico in a broken dish formation creating a sawtooth border. The hand sewn applied binding is 1/4”. This quilt is pieced and quilted by hand. The piecing is perfect, the quilting nice and neat and on the diagonal throughout the quilt. This will fit most beds from queen to king as it can be turned in any direction. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



Q9089 Snails Trail Log Cabin
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Q9089 Shails Trail Log Cabin
c.1928, finished later
78 x 78 inches
New England
$1,100

Some quilts cause me to smile when I look at them. This is such a quilt. This quilt was pieced and created around 1928 and I feel it was quilted later, possibly in the 1950’s. The blocks are 11-1/2 inches square and are comprised of logs 3/4 inches in width. This quilt was created with a complete array of 1920s cotton fabrics: calicoes, plaids, strips, etc. All piecing was done by hand with the blocks joined by machine. The backing is a newer white fabric while the binding is a different white applied by machine, turned over and hand sewn in front. The quilting runs through the center of every other piece. A snail's Trail is the rarest of all Log Cabin patterns. The colors in this quilt are mostly pastels, with yellow, pinks and blues dominating. The size is perfect for art on your wall or a happy, happy quilt on a bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



Q9083 Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt
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Q9083 Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt
c.1928
64 x 74 inches
Pennsylvania
$800

This Strip Pieced Cotton Crazy Quilt was executed in a formation of fifty six 9-inch blocks, pieced by hand and tied. The quilt was tied to secure the thick cotton batting inside, as this was made for warmth. Very happy daisy floral whole cloth backing in blue, white, red and pink. The quilt is reversible because of the whole cloth backing. Hand stitched 1-1/4 inch turned over binding from back to front. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to use.



BTGCOLLECTION13 Crewel Needlework
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BTGCOLLECTION13 Crewel Needlework
Dated and signed 1900
24 x 25 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,400

During the 18th century in England and America many women embellished their bed hangings and bed spreads with woolen crewel embroidery. This small piece is embellished with exact replicas of that intricate hand work. This wonderfully perfect wall hanging is amazingly signed and dated. The construction is the center medallion format and encompasses only symbolism from that era. It was originally made as a pillow cover but never used. I have closed the open seam and put two sleeves on the back to be used for hanging purposes. I have enjoyed it hanging in my home for almost ten years. Now this piece of art is ready for a new home. It is dated 1900 and signed C.S. Stadler. This diminutive piece of textile art originated in Pennsylvania, possibly in the Chester County area. It is an amazing piece of art for your wall.



Q9088 Original quilt pattern (quilt pattern name unknown)
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Q9088 Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
c.1928
74 x 76 inches
Maine
$1,400

During the 19th century there were two eras when the four block formation and the nine block formation were used. Here we are seeing a quilt reminiscent of that 19th century style. The entire piece is both meticulously and artistically executed. Nine perfectly identical cut snowflakes are appliquéd on to a white block with minuscule stitches. In the center of each snowflake is a white Lemoyne Star, again with minuscule stitches. The center of each Lemoyne Star has a 5/8” reverse appliqué circle showing the mint green through it. There is an apx 7-1/4 inch border using the same green fabric around the entire piece. The body of the quilt is cross hatch quilted in a 1-1/8 inch grid. The outside border has a quilted vine pattern around the entire piece. Where there is not a vine, there is arc quilting in 5 rows of graduating size. In the section of the quilt where the body meets the border there is a row of quilting round the entire piece. The pillowcase edge finishes the quilt, again with miniscule stitches. There are three beautifully embroidered initials on the back. Found in Maine in perfect unused condition.



Q6288 Monkey Wrench or Churn Dash
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Q6288 Monkey Wrench or Churn Dash
c.1930
70 x 76 inches
Vermont
Original price: $1,100
Sale price: $700

This graphic quilt, in a medium pink color that some might call Flamingo Pink, is a perfect fit for a single or double bed. This color is both vibrant and happy, and the quilt is all hand pieced and hand quilted with an appliquéd 3/8 inch binding by machine. Years ago the average woman would not boast about possessions. As a result possibly this woman was trying to let people know she had treadle sewing machine. Where she was capable of this quality of work then why use a sewing machine? The blocks used in creating this quilt measure approx. 11 x 11 inches with 2-3/4 inch wide sashing. Two opposing borders of the edging measure 5-1/2“, the remaining two borders opposite each other measure 3”. The quilting is nice and neat and from the photo of the backing, you can see that there’s an abundance of it. This quilt appears to be unused and now professionally washed by Betsey, it is ready for a new home.



Q9081 Yo-Yo
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Q9081 Yo-Yo
c.1930
63 x 85 inches
Andover, MA
$300

A happy whimsical Yo-Yo “Quilt”. We photographed this Yo-Yo hanging over a white sheet. Whatever solid color you have on your bed will show through when you place this Yo-Yo on top. I have heard happy tales of children cutting out fabrics for their mothers and grandmothers to help make this “quilt". This is the perfect way to use up all the fabric scraps left over from making clothing and quilts for the family. During the depression, many people made their own clothes, which left many scraps to use for this type of "quilt”. The Yo-Yo’s measure 1-3/4” in diameter. The royal blue solid color fabric creates a very graphic piece of art. In perfect, unused condition and organically hand washed by Betsey. Family name upon sale.



Q8572 Wool Embroidered Folk Art Signature Quilt
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Q8572 Wool Embroidered Folk Art Signature Quilt
Dated 1926
72 x 82 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,900

This absolutely spectacular wool quilt invites close inspection of the wide variety of plants and animals skillfully embroidered in colorful pearl cotton. Cut from men’s suiting wool, the interior blocks measure approximately 7 x 12 inches, and the border blocks are 4 x 8 inches. All the seams were embellished with fancy stitching, and the quilt was finished with a pillowcase edging and a circa 1915 whole cloth cotton striped backing in browns and golds.

This particular quilt offers multiple clues to its origin, but no clear answers. Many of the blocks were cut with pinking shears; taken perhaps from a suiting sample book? Perhaps the quilter had access to a tailor’s remnants? Dated 1926, twelve triple initials have been included, all skillfully stitched in equal size, with nine of them ending in the letter “L”. Was this quilt made by one person who chose to include initials of loved ones, or was it perhaps a more collaborative family effort? Unusual animals such as an elk, a great horned owl, an elephant, and a labeled ibex were included among the more commonly seen domestic animals and plants. The skill and care taken in the creation of this warm, lively, and instructional piece raises the possibility that it may have been made for a special child, or perhaps as a parting gift.

While we may never know the actual history of this quilt, we can certainly recognize its value as a superior folk art piece! Please ask Betsey for more information and to see the quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.



Q8131 Steeple Chase
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Q8131 Steeple Chase
c.1900
78 x 80 inches
Maine
$1,400

The hand quilting on this piece is incredibly executed. One can still see the faint pencil marks for the quilting design. It is comprised of hundreds of 1-1/4 inch squares on point. Most people are more familiar with the Irish chain pattern where the piecing of that pattern is on the diagonal. The steeplechase uses the same construction, but on the vertical and horizontal. The minuscule salmon check fabric almost appears as a solid color from a distance. Completely pieced by hand, it's finished with a binding measuring only a little over 1/8 inch. The six open areas of white measure 12 inches square, the twelve rectangular blocks measure 12 x 5-1/2 inches and the four inside corner blocks are 6 inches square. Each block is heavily embellished with a whole leaf design, half leaf design and quarter leaf design. They are executed by using perfect small quilting stitches. The outside edge has a double border; one row measures 2 inches wide while the other measures 3-1/2 inches. These borders are quilted with a swag design and diagonal quilting. I find this quilt to be very sophisticated with simplicity. It appears to be unused. The woman who made this was probably from a prosperous family where she could create this masterpiece without using it as a bed cover. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for a new home. This quilt could fit a twin, double or queen size bed.



Q8967 Cactus Basket
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Q8967 Cactus Basket
c.1930
68 x 85 inches
New York or Connecticut
$800

This delightfully happy quilt is comprised of 7-1/4 inch outline quilted pieced cactus basket blocks with solid white blocks all on point. The artist who chose these colors loved happy spring and summertime colors. The cactus basket blocks, because they are created on the diagonal, bring the artistic view of this quilt to another level. The outside edge has a 3 inch border with a 3/8” binding. The borders have chain quilting around the entire outside edge. Each border is slightly different from the other. The diamonds have 2-3/8 inch sides, the baskets are completely outline quilted and the white blocks have a quilted leaf design. One can see the beautiful even quilting stitches when turned over. In unused condition. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for a new home.



Q6937 Squares Quilt (possibly a four or nine patch)
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Q6937 Squares Quilt (possibly a four or nine patch)
c.1928
70 x 70 inches
Missouri
$650

This quilt is comprised of 441 3-1/4 inch squares. Where there are only two fabrics we may assume these were purchased. One of the squares is a wonderful 1920s calico with blues, yellows, reds and browns. The other squares are a medium blue, or cornflower blue. It is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. Most of the blocks are outlined quilted. The entire quilt is quilted diagonally in both directions every two inches. The backing is an ecru color muslin and the binding is the backing turned over to the front and stitched by hand. In unused condition from Missouri, this cotton quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready for its new home.



Q9005 Foundation Pieced Organized Crazy Quilt
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Q9005 Foundation Pieced Organized Crazy Quilt
c.1915
66 x 66 inches
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$1,100

Although not an actual crazy quilt, I’m including this mint condition quilt in this category because of its piecing method. Another difference is that it is 100% cotton which is not indicative of crazy quilts. The lack of batting and being light weight creates a summer quilt. It can also be used as an additional cover to your cooler season blankets. The blocks measure 12 x 6 1/2” and are in the form of a diamond. The wonderful array of colors will fit with many decor. The variety of shades of blue will make any lover of that color very happy. A blue woven plaid binding edges the quilt. In addition, this quilt can be hung in either direction depending on whether you want to bring height or width to the room. This is hand pieced, hand quilted and now professional hand washed by Betsey. The family name is available upon sale.



BTG29 Optical Illusion Tumbling Blocks and Stars
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BTG29 Optical Illusion Tumbling Blocks and Stars
c.1928
79 x 97 inches
Sanford, ME
$900

An optical illusion quilt changes how it looks according to the way it is displayed. In this picture we see the star configuration. If you turn this quilt in the other direction, it becomes tumbling blocks. The hexagon star block measures 13-1/4 x 9-3/4. The side of each diamond is apx 3 inches. The green triangles that join these blocks have 6 inch sides. When you stand back and look at the quilt, you can see that the green triangles also form stars.

There is a 3 inch border on this quilt which is comprised of a 1-1/2 inch white strip, a 1-1/4 inch green strip and finished with a 3/8 inch turned over white binding finished by hand. Entirely pieced and quilted by hand and seemingly made for one of today's size beds. This is from Sanford, ME, yet finding a quilt from New England with a turned over binding is very unusual. New Englanders usually sew separate applied bindings onto quilts. This textile appears to be unused. Because of the size, and because it can be turned in either direction, this quilt will fit a single, double or queen (with a thick mattress) size bed. It is professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



B20 Broderie Perse Summer Spread
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B20 Broderie Perse Summer Spread
Dated 1934
88 x 107 inches
Origin unknown
$475

This mint condition Broderie Perse Summer Spread must have been too special to use. Each piece is meticulously outlined with minuscule buttonhole stitches. All of the seams are covered with yellow and green Victorian embroidery stitching. The entire piece is reminiscent of a combination of 18th, late 18th and early 19th century sewing styles making this absolutely one of a kind. Hand washed and ready to use. This will fit a double or queen size bed.



Q8387 Jacob's Ladder
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Q8387 Jacob's Ladder
c.1940
74 x 86 inches
Pennsylvania
Original price: $1,100
Sale price: $750

This funky adaptation of Jacob’s Ladder feels more like modern art than an antique. This brings up the question: who copied whom? As bold and graphic as this quilt appears when hanging, the visual impact is much more subdued when laid on a bed. Measuring 74 x 86 inches, this wonderfully executed quilt can fit a range of beds from single to double to queen. There’s a 2-3/4 inch border, in a slightly different shade of white from the body of the quilt. On the main body of the quilt there are a few blocks also having this fabric. Unless you’re searching for these blocks, you will not discern them from the other blocks. This quilt has 6 inch square blocks. There are 6" solid white, then pieced 9 patch blocks. The opposing corners when joined together create a different horizontal pattern. Completely hand pieced and hand outline quilted, this quilt has a turned over binding from back to front finished by hand. The binding is also outline quilted, giving the look of a separate applied binding. This wonderfully artistic quilt appears to be unused. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8436 Red & White Animal Alphabet Crib Quilt
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Q8436 Red & White Animal Alphabet Crib Quilt
c.1920
32 x 46 (81.3 x 116.8 cm)
Northeast
$1,900

This graphically creative little quilt would be perfect in so many places; a pediatrician or veterinarian's office, a child's room, or for that matter, any room owned by a child at heart! In barely used condition, the Turkey red letters and animals have been hand appliqued and embellished. The 2 ¾ inches sashing has been created by topstitching 3/8 inch strips of Turkey red over the quilt top in a grid pattern.

The crosshatch hand quilting inside the sashing is 5/8 inches apart, and outside the sashing is 1 1/4 inches apart. The center rectangle has been diagonally quilted to create a large diamond and crosshatch quilted in a 5/8 inch grid in the remaining area. The 3/8 inch Turkey red binding has been separately applied, and the backing is white cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this little treasure can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.



CONMG7 Cotton Velvet Crazy Quilt
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CONMG7 Cotton Velvet Crazy Quilt
c.1910 front, later back
54 x 62 inches
New Jersey
$850

The addition of bright and lively colors is not common in the world of Victorian crazy quilts. There are 56 blocks with apx 7 1/2” sides. The fabrics used are cotton velvets, cotton corduroys and a very few pieces of silk velvet dispersed throughout the quilt. The mustard gold backing was added later and turned over as a binding. The top stitching embellishment has been executed with various colors of cotton floss. The stitching is simple but adds a graphic touch to this unused quilt. This piece can either be used or hung on the wall as vibrant art.



Q9078 Pinwheel Quilt
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Q9078 Pinwheel Quilt
Dated 1946
53 x 81 inches
Indiana
$750

This quilt has fabrics from the twenties, thirties and early forties. The best way to describe this quilt is happy. The quilter's name and history are available upon sale. This is made to fit a twin size bed perfectly. The quilt appears to be unused. Perhaps it was considered too special to use. This was a mint quilt, meaning it was never used and never washed. Now that Betsey has professionally hand washed it, it is known as unused, which means never used but washed.



Q8514 Folk Art Prince’s Feather
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Q8514 Folk Art Prince’s Feather
c.1940
91 x 91 inches
Lititz, PA
$1,800

This folk art rendition of a very formal Folk Art Prince’s Feather has a decidedly Pennsylvania Dutch look. Created in Lititz, PA, this is easy to understand. This quilt has a very powerful feel to it, both graphically and emotionally. This is hand appliquéd, hand quilted and machine pieced. Quilted on the diagonal in a 1 inch grid, this quilt has a 1/4 inch turned over hand finished binding. When I purchased this quilt it was a mint quilt, meaning it had never been used or washed. Now that I have professionally washed this piece it is called unused. It is in perfect, clean condition and unused.



CONDL Original Pattern (pattern name unknown)
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CONDL Original pattern (pattern name unknown)
c.1930
72 x 86 inches
Origin unknown
$900

In excellent condition, this bright and cheerful quilt has been skillfully hand pieced using both a solid medium pink and white cotton. Each block measures 7-1/2 inches square. The border is a variation of the Ice Cream Cone with alternative pink and white pieces. This border is 5-3/4 inches wide, which includes a 3/8 inch separately applied pink binding. The backing is solid white cotton. Completely hand quilted with outline quilting. The white areas are hand quilted with echo heart/floral motifs. The simple color scheme insures that this piece will fit easily into many decors. Due to its size, this quilt could be used on a single, double, and if turned sideways a queen size bed with a footboard. Lovingly used, this quilt is now soft and supple. Hand washed by Betsy and ready for your home.



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.

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.

Q1296 Embroidered birds
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Q1296 Embroidered birds
c.1935
82 x 82 inches
Nebraska
$400

The stencils for these birds were created by a women whose name I can’t remember. Do you know? If you know her name please email me. I have many embroidery books, and I know I have hers, but it eludes me at the moment. The embroidered blocks measure 8 inches square and are all on point. The joining blocks are a raspberry pink. There are three connected 4-1/2 inch borders all around the outside of the quilt. First raspberry pink, then white, then raspberry pink again, ending with a 3/8 inch white applied binding. All blocks and strips are pieced by machine. The hand quilting is beautifully done. Nice, neat and straight quilting with wreath variations. The cross-hatching on the border is 2 inches apart. The quilt appears to be unused. This 82 x 82 inch quilt will fit a twin, double or queen size bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home.



CONLV1 Cake Stand Quilt
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CONLV1 Cake Stand Quilt
c.1925
76 x 78 inches
Fayette County, PA
$900

This very happy Cake Stand quilt is in perfect unused condition. Is it possible the quilt was made for a birthday present and too special to be used? All blocks are on point and measure 10 inches square. The center triangle in each block measures 7-1/2 inches on the base and 5-1/2 inches on each side. The triangles on the top of the Cake Stand, which represent the candles, measure 2-1/2 x 2 x 2 inches. The alternating white blocks are wonderfully quilted with wreaths. Other triangles are embellished with what appears to be leaves. The balance of the quilt, including the border, is quilted in diagonal lines. The piecing is done by machine and the quilting is done by hand. The edging is comprised of two borders and a binding. The first border is the same pink floral print measuring 2-1/2 inches, the second is white measuring 2-3/4 inches and the binding is applied by hand, again the same pink floral print measuring 1/2 inch and finished by hand. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



Q8531 Optical Illusion Quilt
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Q8531 Optical Illusion Quilt
c.1950
70 x 79 inches
New England
$850

This is an unknown pattern comprised of a combination of at least three or four known patterns. In today’s world, the woman who created this quilt would probably be an engineer. A mathematical and engineering feat, this optical illusion quilt, because of the fabrics, has resulted in a very happy and positive piece of art. Pieced by machine and quilted by hand, the fabrics date from the 1920s to 1950. Each and every triangle is outline quilted by hand and some are echo quilted, also by hand. There is an 8-1/2 inch raspberry pink border with a 4 inch wide rope design quilted all around the edge. The binding measures 3/8 inch and is finished by machine. The corners of this quilt are curved, creating a wonderful effect when on a bed. This graphic quilt would also be great on a wall.

It has today’s colors, raspberry and turquoise. One pattern is a 4 patch broken dishes, one is the LeMoyne or Ohio Star, a third pattern is a variation of Jacob’s Ladder, while the forth pattern is the Ocean Wave. The backing is a whole cloth raspberry pink, enabling this quilt to become completely reversible. What a mathematical masterpiece! This quilt appears to be in perfect, unused condition, is professionally washed by Betsey and is ready for a new home.



Q9077 Dresden Plate Summer Coverlet
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Q9077 Dresden Plate Summer Coverlet
c.1930
74 x 91 inches
Maine
$395

In perfect unused condition. The plates measure 11-3/4 inches tip to tip. The plate is made up of 4 inch long segments with a 3-1/2 inch diameter peach circular center. This summer coverlet will completely cover the top of a king size bed with a little over 5 inches on each side. There is no top or bottom to this piece so it will fit a queen or double bed depending which way you turn the quilt. There is a 1/4 inch hand applied scalloped binding. All work is executed by hand with minuscule stitches. Believed to be from west central Maine.



Q8674 Blue Calico Rob Peter to Pay Paul
Q8674 Blue Calico Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c.1928 with older date calico backing fabric
80 x 112 inches
Virginia
SOLD

How exciting to find an unused quilt that can actually fit today's king size beds. Comprised of two fabrics, white and a blue calico with a tiny flower and a dot of pale orange in its center. Made of 8 inch blocks with semicircles in each corner with 2-1/4 inch sides. Every block is outline quilted. The semicircle corners have echo quilting. The center of each block is done with spiderweb quilting. There are places where you can still see the pencil lines the quilter used. There is a separately applied 3/8" binding. In unused condition, professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9073 Youth Size Crazy Quilt Variation
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Q9073 Youth Size Crazy Quilt Variation
c.1928
53 x 71 inches
Virginia
$800

This very happy little youth size cotton crazy quilt has been created by using blocks and sashing. Approx 3-3/4" blocks with 1" sashing. On this quilt you have one of the most amazing arrays of 1920s fabrics. The backing and the binding are very unusual black, white, peach, and pale green print. The sashing where it joins each block has been tied. There is cotton batting inside. This quilt was originally made for a twin bed. Turned sideways it would cover and go over the edge of a queen bed. The best way I can describe this quilt is "very happy". It is completely pieced by hand. The applied binding is also by hand. What a happy way to study the 1920s fabrics. Complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9076 Unique Adaptation of a Sunflower Pattern
Q9076 Unique Adaptation of a Sunflower Pattern
c.1928 with older date calico backing fabric
71 x 92 inches
New England
SOLD

This sunflower quilt is beyond comprehension to me. Created in 15 inch blocks, every applique stitch on this quilt is done by hand. The stitches are so small that I needed extra strong glasses to be sure. How many months would it have taken for this woman to create this masterpiece! She started with a basic sunflower pattern and then embellished it with her own designs. The corners of each block appear to be embellished with a leaf, and the centers of the sunflowers have four different patterns embellishing them. I know I said this before, but it is just incomprehensible to me how anyone could use such minuscule applique stitches to create this piece. The blocks are joined with a 1-1/2 inch adaptation to normal sashing, half of which embellishes the edge and serves as part of a pillowcase binding. This quilt just recently came out of a private collection. It is professionally hand washed by Betsey, and is ready for its new home. It would perfectly fit a queen size bed with a thick mattress or a king size bed with 6 inches over on each side.



Q9072 Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q9072 Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c.1925
70 x 87 inches
Maine
$650

Unusual pumpkin orange quilt. Hand and machine pieced, hand quilted. 6-1/2 inch blocks. The binding is turned over from back to front and machine stitched. The maker's name is available upon sale. There is some fading on one corner. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



CONLF20 Amish Chevron
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CONLF20 Amish Chevron
c. 1940
84 x 92 inches
Indiana
$1,800

Very typical of Amish quilts, the piece has been machine pieced and quilted by hand. These are mostly the colors of children's clothing. Each piece is outline quilted. The 4-1/2 inch border has a binding put on by machine and finished by hand. The remaining 4 inches are covered with what appears to be ocean wave quilting. The backing of the quilt is lilac, the color of little girls' clothing. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9066 Pinwheel
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Q9066 Pinwheel
c. 1930
68 x 88 inches
Unknown origin
$950

Made for a double bed, but since there is no top or bottom, it could be used on a queen bed. The pinwheel blocks measure apx 18 x 18 inches with triple sashing joining the blocks. Each strip of sashing is apx 1-1/3 inches wide. Each piece in the pinwheel is outline quilted. The center of the pinwheel is 3-3/4 inches diameter. The sashings are joined by a nine patch block at the corner of each square. The white blocks have a diamond in a square quilting. The white strip of sashing along all the blocks is cross hatched. The backing is in the original shade of pink while the front pink is faded. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.





Q8496 Four Block Applique with Hawaiian Design
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Q8496 Four Block Applique with Hawaiian Design
c.1930
70 x 75 inches
New Holland, PA
$900

This exquisitely designed quilt is all hand pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. The creator has borrowed concepts from two different social backgrounds to create her piece of art. The 4 block formation was a design from the 2nd quarter of the middle part of the 19th century. The appliquéd motif is reminiscent of a Hawaiian design and may actually be a copy of such. This is beautifully appliquéd, reverse appliquéd and quilted with minuscule stitches. There are stars quilted in the raspberry pink center and around the center of the Hawaiian block. The 24 inch square blocks have an apx 2-1/2 inches of sashing around the blocks creating a visual of 4 separate blocks. The white areas around the appliqué have cross hatched stitching and the each appliqué piece has been outline quilted.

On opposite sides of the quilt the border white is 7-1/4 inches. Nine inch white borders make up the two opposing sides. The front is turned over to the back and stitched by hand for a finished binding. Turned over bindings were often used in Pennsylvania. The backing is a heavy duty cotton almost giving the appearance of linen. In apparently unused condition and now hand washed by Betsey, she is ready for a new home.



Q8198 Extended nine patch
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Q8198 Extended nine patch
c.1930
74 x 76 inches
Pennsylvania
$900

This Extended 9 Patch is also an optical illusion pattern. What fun! Designs are always more visual when hung on the wall and more subdued when laid on a bed. The blocks measure apx 15 inches tip to tip. The 5 squares within the block measure 2-1/2 inches while the ellipse that joins the Extended 9 Patch measures 10-1/2 x 3-1/2. The edge of the quilt is finished using two borders on all four sides. The first border is 2-3/4 inches wide and in raspberry pink. The second is 2-3/4 inches wide in white. The binding is 3/8 inch hand sewn, applied in white. The entire quilt is pieced by hand and quilted by hand. There are different motifs quilted inside the blocks and pieces. Outside strips each have a 3 inch chain stitch all around the quilt. Quilting stitches throughout this piece of art are nice and even. The entire piece is beautifully executed and is in unused condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.

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
$2,400

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 excellent condition it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Please ask Betsey for more details.

Q8948 Yo-yo Coverlet w/ Yellow Paths
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Q8948 Yo-yo Coverlet w/ Yellow Paths
c.1928
66 x 70 inches
New England
$650

Yo-yo’s are used in this 9 patch formation of apx 5 x 5 inches, surrounded by 1 3/4 inches of mustard yellow Yo-yo paths around each block. Because it is sewn by machine onto a muslin backing, this is a quilt that is easy to use. On one end there is a 7/8 inch machine binding in the same fabric and color as the Yo-yo’s that join the blocks. Hung on a wall, this quilt would make a fabulous piece of art.



CONJE3 Mennonite Double Star
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CONJE3 Mennonite Double Star
c. 1900
68 x 84 inches
Lincoln County, NC
$3,800

Every once in a while I find a quilt whose graphics are so spellbinding that I can't take my eyes off it. This is such a quilt. The feelings it evokes are both peaceful and dynamic. It is in impeccable, unused, unwashed, mint condition. Because of the composition it can be hung in any direction. Either way it will have a strong impact on all viewers. All work is pieced and quilted by hand. The 1/4 inch binding is also applied by hand.

Upon close examination at least two people pieced this. One part is done in the English piecing method, and the other part in the American method.

The outside border measures 9 inches, and 1/4 inch of that is a hand applied binding. The quilting in the outer gray/blue border is what is known in the southern and western parts of the country as Baptist quilting. It is executed using arcs that are approximately 3/8 inches apart. The other two borders are 3-3/4 inches wide with one row of Baptist shell quilting.

The next border is approximately 7-1/2 inches wide and comprised of two outer rows on each side that are approximately 5/8 inch wide. The diamonds on the diagonal are 1-1/2 inches wide. All pieces and outer strips are outline quilted. The blue blocks surrounding the stars are 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches and nicely quilted using a mirror image of the pieced star. This quilt would be an amazing art piece for your wall.





CONJE2 Amish Evening Star with Nine Patch Center
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CONJE2 Amish Evening Star with Nine Patch Center
c. 1940
71 x 85 inches
Lancaster County, PA
Late classical period of Amish Quilts
$3,900

This is a beautiful Amish rendition of the evening star pattern. It's in mint condition. Pieced by machine and exquisitely hand quilted, this piece has a 3/4 inch appliqued binding finished by hand. We know this was a wedding present by the double lined quilted hearts throughout the 8 inch purple border. the thinner inside warm beige border is 2 inches wide and is quilted with an intriguing geometric pattern. The star blocks are 8-1/2 inches on point. The solid purple interior design is 48-1/2 x 61-1/2. The blocks in the nine patch center are 9 inch square. The turquoise pieces are 1 inch. the beige points are 7/8 inch wide. Light green backing. Absolutely stunning. When I look at this quilt from afar it looks two dimensional.





CONJE1 Mennonite Joseph's Coat
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CONJE1 Mennonite Joseph's Coat
c. 1900
77 x 80 inches
Made in Lancaster County, PA
Purchased in Buncombe County, NC
$6,200

This exquisite Mennonite quilt is called "Joseph's Coat". The 1/3 inch turned over binding is finished by hand. The strips are machine pieced. The quilting is entirely by hand. There are at least four different quilting patterns on the bars, and the same pattern goes from top to bottom. The border diagonal bars are outline quilted. The close-up photo on my web page will give you an excellent image of the quilting detail. At one time when the quilt was folded inside out, some water hit the back of the quilt and there is now a stain on the back which can't be seen from the front. There is one dime sized stain on the front. It is in perfect condition otherwise.





CONGG7 Amish Center Square
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CONGG7 Amish Center Square
c. 1935
67 x 82 inches
Holmes County, Ohio
$4,200

This mint condition “plain quilt” in purple and blue was created in Holmes County, OH. It is pieced by machine, which is often observed as the piecing method on an Amish quilt. There is a 1/2 inch turned over binding that is also finished by machine.

The wreath design quilting is truly amazing. The stitching is minuscule and perfect. There is a center wreath 12 inches in diameter and a 7 inch circle in the center with 3/4 inch grid quilting. This design gives the quilt a bullseye effect drawing ones eye from the outside to the very center. This amazing piece of art appears to have never been used. My quilts are always sent on approval. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.







Q9062 Broken Dishes with Double Sashing
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Q9062 Broken Dishes with Double Sashing
c.>1950
60 x 83 inches
New England
$900

The blue in this quilt is really turquoise. But the actual color you see depends on your monitor, so feel free to view it on another computer which may display colors more accurately.

This rendition of Broken Dishes has been created in very large dramatic blocks. Each block is apx. 10 x 10-1/4 inches. The creator must have loved to quilt. Pieced by hand with amazingly small stitches, she has quilted in the 1940s double lined manner. Where there is always only one stitch line, she has done a double line. This quilt is done in a highly sought after turquoise color. Using only solid fabrics, it can be easily adapted to your already chosen printed fabrics. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9061 Bricks
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Q9061 Bricks
c. 1930
65 x 82 inches
New England
$1,100

This funky Bricks quilt has been machine pieced and hand quilted. Created around 1930, I think the soft subdued colors feel very comforting. Because it is 65 x 82 inches, the quilt was made for a single bed. When turned the long way it would cover a queen size bed covering 10 inches on each side. Because of the solid color fabrics it is easy to match with existing fabric choices. I like this quilt sideways, but it was too long to photograph. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8760 Mohawk Trail with Black Centers
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Q8760 Mohawk Trail with Black Centers
c. 1928
68 x 82 inches
Virginia
$1,200

This Mohawk Trail quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted from apx. 5-1/2 inch blocks. This fan pattern can be turned in different directions to create the Mohawk Trail pattern. Black is sought after in today's decor, but very hard to find in antique quilts. Created around 1928, this graphically wonderful quilt will be a definite accent piece. It has had minor restoration due to fabrics that must have been used in a previous life. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



CONLH2 Center Medallion Log Cabin Variation quilt top
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CONLH2 Center Medallion Log Cabin Variation quilt top
c.1928
71 x 82 inches
New England
$550

The logs in this quilt pattern are all foundation pieced by machine onto a wonderful array of commercial emblem printed feed sacks. Many of the designs can be clearly seen. This quilt has been created in patriotic colors. And because of the machine piecing you may add batting, a backing, and reverse tie. Add your binding and you will have a beautiful quilt.



Q8201 Variation of Drunkard's Path or Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q8201 Variation of Drunkard's Path or Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c.1930
82 x 84 inches
Elilzabethtown, PA
$1,200

The person who created this quilt was not only wonderful with piecing, but was also an exquisite quilter. The quilt was created with 12 inch blocks alternating with one in solid white, then a block in a pieced coral/raspberry Rob Peter to Pay Paul. The way the blocks have been placed together resulted in a third pattern; Steeplechase. We now have three patterns comprised on one quilt. The white blocks are beautifully quilted with a wreath. The center of the wreath is quilted in a pinwheel design.

After the blocks had all been pieced together, the quilter finished the quilt using diagonal and straight line quilting throughout. The 8-1/2 inch border is completely covered with rope design quilting. This quilt is edged with a scalloped border following the outline of the rope design. In addition it is fun to see the very slight pencil lines drawn for the quilting design. The edge is finished with a machine stitched pillowcase. I’m not sure why a woman with this ability would use a sewing machine. Perhaps she was quietly boasting to her friends that she owned a treadle sewing machine?

Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home, where it will fit any bed from single to queen.



CQ215 Amish Bassinette Quilt
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CQ215 Amish Bassinette Quilt
c. 1940
21 x 27 inches
Lancaster County, PA
$450

This quilt is almost perfect. There are a few flaws which show up only under close examination. There is a miniature 9 patch block and half of another one, and the sides are half of a diamond in a square. Created from the clothing fabrics of Amish children, with a few dark colors probably from adult clothing. Machine pieced, hand quilted, great graphics and colors. This is exactly how I found it, but I suspect it may have been made from an adult quilt. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



CONAMC3 Concentric Squares Folk Art
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CONAMC3 Concentric Squares Folk Art
c. 1915
72 x 72 inches
possibly from the mid-west
$2,600

Wonderful graphic folk art quilt. Silks, crepes and other early 20th century elegant fabrics. The back is an early 20th century flora. Quilting is done in contrasting thread. The binding is turned over from the back and then embroidered all around. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8480 Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Snowball
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Q8480 Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Snowball
c.1930
76 x 80
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$1,400

This graphically wonderful quilt is a combination of three patterns resulting in a very unusual piece of art. Machine pieced and beautifully hand quilted, this Pennsylvania quilt is in pristine unused condition. The raspberry solid pink fabrics are used for the squares and triangles. The squares measure 2-1/2 x 2-1/2. The triangles measure 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/2. By placing these patterns in different configurations an optical illusion and a totally rare quilt pattern were created.

This quilt has a 5-1/2 inch solid white border. The white backing is used to form a turned over binding which has been closed by hand. The design part of the body of the quilt is cross-hatched throughout while the snowballs are quilted in a maltese-cross format. The border appears to be an original free flowing flower and vine design. The quilting stitches are small and even. As this quilt measures 76x80, it can be used for a single, double or queen size bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home.



cq202 Nine Patch Irish Chain with Lemon Peel Crib Quilt
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CQ202 Nine Patch Irish Chain with Lemon Peel Crib Quilt
c. 1935
37 x 52 inches
Burlington, VT area
$350

Machine and hand pieced, binding hand quilted with white backing, original condition crib quilt. Fabric is lemon yellow color with white squares that create an optical illusion. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q6064 Four Patch and Roman Bars
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Q6064 Four Patch and Roman Bars
c.1930
74 x 74 inches
Origin unknown
Original price: $600
New price: $425 due to stains
Simple and happy. That’s the easiest way to describe this quilt. It is completely hand pieced and quilted except for the 3/8 inch applied binding that is stitched down using a treadle sewing machine. Because the light pink and blue chambray are solid and light colors, it’s easy to fit into an already decorated room. There are two minor areas with spots, and because of this I marked the quilt down. It is all professionally washed by me and ready for a new home.





Q8563 Dated Victorian Crazy Quilt with Jumbo
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Q8563 Dated Victorian Crazy Quilt with Jumbo
c.1906
43 x 55 (109.2 x 139.7 cm)
New York
$2,900

P.T. Barnum’s Circus is closing after 140 years, making this quilt that includes Jumbo even more collectable.

This is a rare and wonderful piece of folk art in its original youth bed size. A wide variety of wool and wool challis fabrics have been assembled into a crazy quilt, with every seam embellished in fancy hand stitching. Absolutely packed with embroidered pictures of birds, butterflies, fruit, flowers, chickens, along with a cow, dog, and a horse.

The most historically intriguing animal is the elephant labeled Jumbo on its side. Circus showman P.T. Barnum marketed Jumbo heavily in the 1880s, so it would be a reasonable possibility that this quilt was made by someone who remembered Jumbo or perhaps included the elephant because it was in one of the childs favorite books.

Finished with a 1 inch separately applied black binding embellished with a double herringbone stitch, backed with red flannel, and reverse tied with black yarn. The perfect size for hanging, this quilt retains all of its positive energy! Please ask Betsey for more details.



Con HO5 Mosaic in Lavender & Mint Green
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Con HO5 Mosaic in Lavender & Mint Green
c.1928
74 x 88 (188 x 223.5 cm)
$1,400

A very sweet Mosaic quilt in lavender and mint green. Beautifully made by an experienced hand the mint green and lavender calico hexagons have been fussy cut so each has a miniature bouquet in the center. Within the diamond of flowers is a solid lavender diamond with a soft yellow center. All mosaic diamonds are exactly the same making for a sophisticated and serene presentation. Hexagons measure two inches in diameter and each is expertly hand pieced to its neighbor. The pristine white ground sets off the wonderful color palette beautifully.

The backing is white cotton and the 3/8" soft yellow applied binding is the same fabric used for the mosaic centers. Hand quilting is skillfully executed and consists of outline quilting throughout. This quilt appears unused, or was used very little, and is still crisp. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is in perfect, clean condition and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q9007 Amish Irish Chain with Double Border
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Q9007 Amish Irish Chain with Double Border
Dated: July 27, 1932
72 x 83 (182.9 x 210.8 cm)
Belleville, PA
$3,200

Signed: Katie Schrock

Big Valley

In mint condition this pristine and finely executed Irish Chain quilt with double border was made by Katie Schrock of Belleville, PA. She quilted both her name and the date of July 27, 1932 in the salmon border of the quilt. It is unusual for an Amish quilter to sign and/or date a quilt in this way and it was possibly the date a family member was married and was a gift. Executed in cotton sateen using solid hues of black and salmon. Piecing was done by treadle sewing machine with the quilting done by hand.

Quilting is finely executed with black thread in tiny, even stitches using diagonal cross hatch on the Irish Chain pattern. Katie stitched her name and the date among Lemon Peel stitching in the salmon border. The black border quilting consists of a twining vine with tulips. The quilting is exceptional as would be expected of an Amish quilt of this date.

The backing is solid tan cotton sateen and the applied ½ inch salmon binding is treadle machine topstitched. In mint condition this quilt can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q9028 Tumbling Blocks Quilt
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Q9028 Tumbling Blocks Quilt
c.1930
77 x 67 (195.6 x 170.2 cm)
$1,600

A wonderful 20th century Tumbling Blocks quilt! In soft, cuddly cotton in all solid hues. True indigo blue in a beautiful shade pairs very well with soft yellow and light blue gray in this well made quilt. Entirely hand pieced and hand quilted using outline stitching throughout. Diamonds measure 2 ⅜ x 3 inches.

The backing is off white muslin and the applied binding is slightly uneven in width - varying from 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch - in the same indigo cotton used for the interior with small sections of the blue gray cotton at each corner. This is a cozy quilt that was used and lovingly cared for. A perfect quilt to cuddle up in it would also work very well as an accent piece, or better yet as stunning textile graphic art for your wall.

We don't often find Tumbling Blocks quilts with such an appealing soft palette in all solid hues, especially with this beautiful indigo blue. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

Q9030 Diamond in a Square / Steeplechase Quilt
Q9030 Diamond in a Square / Steeplechase Quilt
c.1928
69 x 84 (175.3 x 213.40cm)
Washington state
SOLD

This quilt is a mix of two patterns that Betsey has never seen combined before; Diamond in a Square and Steeplechase. This early 20th century quilt is filled with 1920’s cotton calicos, florals, solids and stripes in abundance! The backdrop for the multi hued design is a sunny yellow calico. A very happy quilt constructed of small, hand pieced blocks approx. 2 ½ x 2 ¾ inches in size which contain 9 small pieces of fabric to make up the Diamond in a Square pattern. The smallest triangles are 7/8 inch per short side. The yellow calico joining blocks are approx. 5 ½ inches square and are also sewn in by hand.

Hand quilting is diagonal cross hatch stitching throughout. The backing is cuddly soft in two different patterns of cotton flannel; a gray chambray, and a multi stripe in shades of gray. The 1/2 inch applied binding is solid medium blue.

A wonderful Depression era quilt in perfect condition. Hand washed by Betsey it can be shipped to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q9006 Cotton Log Patch Bassinet Quilt
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Q9006 Cotton Log Patch Bassinet Quilt
c.1930
35 x 35 (88.9 x 88.9 cm)
Bowmansville, PA
$2,200

An exquisite and very graphic cotton bassinet quilt executed in one inch strips of solid, saturated color. Red, blue, green, purple and yellow bars radiate out from the center square with solid red one inch blocks in each corner. The red border framing the vibrant bars is 3 ¾ inches wide.

Hand quilting is nicely done with outline and diagonal stitching in the bars and small blocks and double chain stitching in the red border. The backing is a lovely red cotton calico – see detail image.

This perfect little quilt appears unused and is in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is perfectly suited to be used as stunning artwork for your wall. This quilt may be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

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.

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 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
$3,800

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.

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
73 x 74 (185.4 x 188 cm)
Lancaster, PA
$1,600

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

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

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)
$1,600

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.

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.

Q9063 Ocean Wave with Lavender and Yellow
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Q9063 Ocean Wave with Lavender and Yellow
c.1930
67 x 88 (170.2 x 223.5 cm)
$900

Provenance available on sale. 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.

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
$1,900

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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
1,400

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.

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
$4,800

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.

Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
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Q8824 Water Lily Kit Quilt
c.1925
82 x 82
Believed to be Ohio
$1,500

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
Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
c. 1915
39 x 51
Ohio
SOLD

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 on approval for private viewing. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Q8589 Green and Yellow Dahlia
Q8589 Green and Yellow Dahlia
c.1925
77 x 92
New England
SOLD

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.

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
$1,400

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.

Q8570 Broken Star
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Q8570 Broken Star
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.

Q8457 Mosaic Star
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Q8457 Mosaic Star
c.1928
74 x 84
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$900

A most cheerful quilt in unused condition, this Mosaic Star would brighten any room! A wonderful quilt, vibrant and unusual, graphically wonderful for either your bed or your wall.

A creative, artistic expert quilter has combined several patterns using only 2 inch hexagons. Each piece is outline quilted by hand. The result is an original, very graphic piece of art.

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 1/4 inch blue cotton binding follows the shape of the outer calico hexagonal border. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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