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

About American Antique Crib Quilts

Antique crib quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries should actually be called bassinet or cradle quilts, as these were the beds primarily used for babies at that time. Therefore, most of the quilts in this time frame will be smaller than our 20th century crib quilts, which were created for the size cribs we still use today. The design scale on a crib quilt should match its size; that is, a true crib quilt was originally made for that purpose, not cut down from a larger quilt. Every quilt in this category is at its original size.

Antique crib quilts are fabulous pieces of textile art, perfect for those who might not have the wall space necessary for a full sized quilt. Whether used to adorn furniture, or on a wall in your foyer, hall, or any room, crib quilts can warm up living spaces in a way that paintings can never do. Although they would be wonderful on a wall in a child?s room, we do not recommend using crib quilts for children. Children need bed coverings that can withstand the rigors of frequent machine washing, and antique quilts should NEVER see the inside of a washing machine! Use your antique crib quilt as a small bit of warmth and color in your home, and enjoy knowing someone made this small quilt long ago out of love for a child.

American Antique Crib Quilts

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CQ216 Ribbon Quilt (as is)
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CQ216 Ribbon Quilt (as is)
c. 1890
22 x 34 inches
Totally Unique
$650

A very sophisticated bassinet quilt. Obviously from an affluent family. Created during the mid 19th century from 18th and 19th century ribbons. This amazing little piece is showing a lot of wear. The wear is not due to use, but to the fragility of the ribbons and silk. Because of that, this $2,400 quilt is only $650. Once hung, it becomes a stunning piece of art.



btc-27 All White Quilted Bassinet Quilt
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BTC-27 All White Quilted Bassinet Quilt
c. 4th quarter of the 19th century
40 x 42 inches
New England
$375



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.



cq210 Funky Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Crib Quilt
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CQ210 Funky Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Crib Quilt
c. 1910
38.5 x 40.5 inches
Origin unknown
$450

Original funky log cabin with quadruple border. Loosely woven linen backing. The borders are 1-1/4", 2-3/8", 1-3/8", and 2". Turned over binding, chevron style quilting. Quilting is apx 3/4". Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



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.



Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
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Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
26 x 33 (66 x 83.8 cm)
$1,200

A wonderful Civil War era bassinet quilt in perfect condition. The diamonds that form the tumbling blocks measure 1 3/4 inches per side. The color palette is warm and consists of two brown, tan and ecru calicoes, a sweet brown on tan polka dot, a blue, white and brown cotton plaid, and a solid tan cotton. The fabric patterns were carefully arranged by the maker to form a center medallion - a very nice touch that adds even more graphic appeal to the wonderful Tumbling Blocks pattern. Completely hand pieced using very tiny stitches, and outline hand quilted throughout.

The backing of the quilt is a great rust and brown on tan small scale floral cotton which is also used for the applied 3/8 inch all hand binding that follows the shape of the tumbling blocks. This perfect little quilt appears unused and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. It can be sent to you on approval for private review.



Q9049 Geese in Flight with Triangle Border Bassinette Quilt
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Q9049 Geese in Flight with Triangle Border Bassinette Quilt
c.1880
New England
$375

All original hand pieced and hand quilted. The front is hand pieced and quilted, the backing is machine pieced. The binding is by hand. This quilt has been used lovingly, and is a little primitive. Fabrics date from c.1840s to c.1880s.



Q8102 Miniature Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt
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Q8102 Miniature Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt
c.1885
24 x 24 inches
Massachusetts
$950

All silk and silk velvet, this exquisite work includes ribbon work, embroidery, silk chenille and hand paintings. The 2.5" attached hand crocheted lace border can be removed if you choose to do so. This is a complete original miniature quilt, not a fragment.



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

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.



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

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

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



Q8907 Signature Block child's quilt
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Q8907 Signature Block child's quilt
c.1855
35 x 35 inches
New England
$350

Signature Block child's quilt, rebound over 100 years ago.



Q9001 Original Center Medallion Bassinet Quilt
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Q9001 Original Center Medallion Bassinet Quilt
c.1850
40 x 41 (101.6 x 104.1 cm)
$1,900

An original design by the maker for this wonderful bassinet quilt. The center medallion has a stylized tree design in blue and white windowpane plaid, and double pink calico. Surrounding the central design are seven borders; multiple sawtooth edges alternating with solid bars. The outermost border is the widest at 5 1/4 inches with the smallest border at 1 3/8 inches wide.

Pieced entirely by hand with outline and echo outline quilting also executed by hand. The maker used another quilt - a cotton broken dishes pattern in soft blue, white and lavender - for the backing of this piece. See detail images. The applied 3/8 inch binding is pieced fabrics in tan stripes and a blue plaid and shows slight wear at the fold on one area of one side. This is a wonderful small quilt that would be fabulous art for the wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is in excellent used and lovingly cared for condition. Ask to see it on approval for private review.

Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
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Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
26 x 33 (66 x 83.8 cm)
$1,200

A wonderful Civil War era bassinet quilt in perfect condition. The diamonds that form the tumbling blocks measure 1 3/4 inches per side. The color palette is warm and consists of two brown, tan and ecru calicoes, a sweet brown on tan polka dot, a blue, white and brown cotton plaid, and a solid tan cotton. The fabric patterns were carefully arranged by the maker to form a center medallion - a very nice touch that adds even more graphic appeal to the wonderful Tumbling Blocks pattern. Completely hand pieced using very tiny stitches, and outline hand quilted throughout.

The backing of the quilt is a great rust and brown on tan small scale floral cotton which is also used for the applied 3/8 inch all hand binding that follows the shape of the tumbling blocks. This perfect little quilt appears unused and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. It can be sent to you on approval for private review.

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.

Q6482 Variation of Sherman's March with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
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Q6482 Variation of Sherman's March with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
c.1880
34 x 40 (86.4 x 101.6 cm)
VA
$1,100

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

The varied white on indigo blue fabric patterns add yet another dimension to this quilt. The quilt maker used one patterned fabric within each pieced block but chose to alternate the patterns used in the blocks in the flying geese border which include: moons, stars, daisy-like flowers, fans with swirls, flowers with rings and clover. The separately applied ½ inch binding is in a tiny chambray blue dot on white. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

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

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

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

Q8931 Bow Tie / Snowball Bassinet Quilt
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Q8931 Bow Tie / Snowball Bassinet Quilt
c.1885
24 x 34 (61 x 86.4 cm)
PA
$790

A sweet, early bassinet quilt hand pieced and quilted in the Bow Tie pattern. The maker's choice of palette in solid Turkey red, cheddar and off white make it graphic, while her imprecise cutting and hand piecing make it charmingly naïve. Add to that evidence of somewhat irregular hand quilting stitches and it suggests creation by a young girl, possibly for a new sibling? Whatever its history it makes for a great piece of folk art for either a traditional or contemporary setting. The placement of color makes a snowball or bull's eye pattern with the off white bow ties becoming the background.

Bow Tie blocks measure between 3½ inches square to 3¾ inches square. The wonderful cheddar border measures approximately 2 inches on the long sides and ⅞ inches on the short sides. The off white backing folds to the front and is hand stitched down to form the ⅜ inch binding. Hand quilting includes outline stitching for the bow ties and corner blocks, with double parallel lines stitched in the cheddar border.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this little quilt was used and lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. It can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q7000 Wool Fans, Hired Man's Bed Quilt
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Q7000 Wool Fans, Hired Man's Bed Quilt
c.1880
42 x 64 (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
PA
$1,400

In excellent condition and in its original hired man's bed size, this soft wool challis quilt is both snuggly warm and graphically wonderful - perfect for use as a sophisticated crib quilt or as wall art. Arranged as a 4 x 7 array of fans this wool challis quilt has a 4 inch solid blackish green border and 28 fans made up of alternating red and green blades and finished with grayish brown fan handles. A small and very even outline track stitch is used as the embroidery embellishment throughout. The backing is a solid red challis with a 3/8 inch applied black green binding the same fabric as the border.

A beautiful, warm and sophisticated piece for your child's room...or for any room in your home. Use as either a small bed cover, throw or it would be stunning as graphic art on your wall. Ask us about sleeves for hanging, and to see this quilt on approval 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.

Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
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Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
40 x 40 (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Ephrata, PA
$1,550

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

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

What a beautiful work of art in mint condition and the perfect size for hanging on your wall or a spectacular and special quilt for your baby's crib. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

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

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

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

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