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

About My Patriotic Colors

Patriotic themes have been incorporated into most quilt styles throughout our history. Among our patriotic quilts is a hand oil painted American flag embellishing a crazy quilt, a folk art eagle appliqué quilt, and quilted eagle motifs on a pieced quilt.

We also have stars and stripes bunting, used to decorate homes and businesses during elections and political holidays of the past. Patriotic quilts are very difficult to find, as well as being one of the most desired categories in American antique quilts. We are pleased to offer these pieces to you.

Patriotic Colors

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F163 Patriotic Flying Geese fragment
c. 1895
18.5 x 30 inches
$250

Machine pieced, and hand quilted. Post civil war turkey red and confederate blue and white are the colors of this patriotic fragment. Difficult to date due to solid fabrics and no prints, it is somewhere between 1880 and 1910.



f319 Patriotic Flying Geese in Red, White, and Blue Fragment
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F319 Patriotic Flying Geese in Red, White, and Blue Fragment
c. 1895
27 x 27 inches
Origin unknown
$275

This simple design has wonderful graphics. Machine pieced, hand quilted, and nicely cross hatched. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



UF103 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF103 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
21 x 13 (53.3 x 33 cm)
$250

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. This pillow has a patriotic color palette with hand made ribbon flower buttons with jewel centers - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

Q8338 Turkey Red & Teal Blue Floral Applique
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Q8338 Turkey Red & Teal Blue Floral Applique
c.1845
82 x 90
Weston, NY
$2,900

A fabulous quilt by an extremely creative and talented needle artist, this piece was completed in the 1840’s, using solid Turkey red, a gorgeous solid teal blue, and white cottons. Each of the nine 21 x 26 inch rose sprig blocks has been appliqued and reverse appliqued using the tiniest of fine stitches almost invisible to the naked eye. Teal blue sashing 7/8 inch wide surrounds each block and also defines the beautiful three sided border. This 7 inch wide border contains unique urn and heart rose appliqués of the maker's design, all meticulously hand stitched and quilted.

The finely executed hand quilting includes outline and echo quilting inside the rose sprigs, and double line quilting throughout the body of the quilt. Each juncture of the sashing is also highlighted by a quilted floral medallion. Please click on the photo above to see the detail image. The backing is white cotton as is the separately applied 3/8 inch binding. An original textile masterpiece of unique design completely by hand and in excellent condition.

A fine addition to a collection this very early quilt can be used on a bed or hung on the wall as fine art. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Web images cannot do justice to either the color or exquisite workmanship on this quilt.

UF115 Plaid Homespun Wool Pillow
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UF115 Plaid Homespun Wool Pillow
19th century homespun blanket, newly made into a pillow
24 x 24 (61 x 61 cm)
$260

Such a great pillow newly made from early homespun. Feather filled with three antique Mother-of-Pearl buttons used for the closing. We didn't know which way to photograph it and finally chose the side with the buttons. The detail image shows the other side. Beautifully made, there is a 2 inch lip including a 5/8 inch fringe around all four sides so the feather insert is 20 x 20. Just lovely.

Q8985 Star of Bethlehem Bassinet Quilt
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Q8985 Mennonite Star of Bethlehem Bassinet Quilt, provenance
c.1885
41 x 41 (104.1 x 104.1 cm)
Efrata County, PA
$2,800

In mint condition, this beautiful and early cotton bassinet quilt was created using mostly deep indigo blue, red, and double pink calicos, and a solid deep green cotton. Finely executed it is both hand and treadle machine pieced and hand quilted. Diamonds measure 1¾ inches per side. The inner red and black calico border measures 2½ inches wide with triangles in each corner in a brown, aqua and white calico. The outer 5 inch wide border is a beautiful deep indigo and white calico.

Hand quilting is finely executed and includes outline stitching for the diamonds, ⅞ inch cross hatching for the indigo joining blocks, chain stitching in the red border, with herringbone stitching in the outer indigo border - really lovely.

The backing is a wonderful gray, black and white teardrops pattern on wavy stripes - see detail image. The applied ¼ binding is an indigo blue calico. There is a hand written paper label pinned to the backing: "G. Grandma Hostetter patched this after 70 yr. old". This quilt is in mint condition and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q9000 Feathered Star in a Garden Maze
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Q9000 Feathered Star in a Garden Maze
c.1870
80 x 102 (203.2 x 259.1 cm)
PA
$1,600

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

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

A patriotic beauty in excellent condition, this quilt was used and lovingly cared for. In a wonderful large size it would make a stunning visual graphic for your bed. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

UF104 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF104 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
$350

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. This pillow has sweet Redwork flowers and leaves amid the signatures - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

Q8584 Triple Irish Chain
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Q8584 Triple Irish Chain
c.1845
78 x 85
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
$1,600

In unused condition, this marvelously graphic quilt has wonderful fabrics; three deep indigo prints, a deep red print with tiny black vines, and a very unusual blue and taupe stripe used for the joining blocks. All hand pieced and hand quilted in 1 inch crosshatching. The red border is 1-1 ½ inches on three sides, with the fourth side containing an additional 1 ½ inch indigo inner border.

The binding has been turned over from the front to the back on this fourth side, but pieced and separately applied to the other three sides. The backing is medium brown home dyed linen. Fabulous for bed or walls! Professionally hand washed by Betsey, please ask her for more information.

CON HT31 Garden Maze with LeMoyne Stars
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CON HT31 Garden Maze with LeMoyne Stars
c.1835
84 x 86 (213.4 x 218.4 cm)
NY or CT
$3,200

A fabulous and very early cotton star spangled cotton quilt. Sixty four red and white calico LeMoyne stars measuring 5 1/2 inches each float inside a garden maze of the same fabric. The ground is a gorgeous light Prussian blue and white tiny calico print. Entirely hand stitched of course, as well as hand quilted in outline stitching throughout. The scant 1/4 inch hand applied binding is in the same red and white calico used for the maze and stars.

The backing is a brown, rust and white plaid cotton overprinted with stylized flowers in dark brown. See detail image. A superbly executed quilt in a wonderful two color palette that absolutely pops visually. The maker had a fine eye for graphic art and chose her fabrics well. This would not have been a scrap quilt but made with purchased fabric specifically chosen for this quilt leading Betsey to believe the maker was from a well-to-do family.

Special detailing includes careful cutting of the fabric in many of the stars so the same printed pattern is repeated in every diamond shaped piece – very lovely. This is a very striking, well executed quilt that simply demands attention and admiration. In excellent condition, this quilt would be perfectly exquisite on a bed or as a piece of stunning graphic art for your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Please ask her for more details.

UF105 Antique Redwork - Custom Made Feather Pillow
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UF105 Antique Redwork Signature Block - Custom Made Feather Pillow
c.1885 Redwork Signature block, newly made into a pillow
20 x 20 (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
$350

A few years ago Country Home Magazine did a wonderful story on Betsey, her antique quilts for sale, and her restoration business. Their designers fell in love with the antique Redwork Signature blocks we had in the shop and made a few fabulous pillows for us using some of their favorites. The Redwork blocks are circa 1885 and are paired with contemporary linen, ribbons and/or buttons. They each have a down feather insert and invisible zipper. Gorgeous and very comfy they are priced individually. A sporty red plaid ribbon accentuates the sweet Redwork leaf embroidery on this pillow - please see the detail pictures. A lovely mix of antique and contemporary - each pillow is unique.

Flag Bunting
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Flag Bunting
pre c.1950
34 x 62
$195

Another fabulous flag Betsey believes is from WWI due to the dyes, however it could be from WWII. Found in New Hampshire but was not necessarily made there. Its sewn in tag states: 'Reliance' as the maker and has two brass rivets for hanging. It has been washed, still with a bit of staining that is permanent, and is ready to hang proudly for any patriotic holiday or for year round display.

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

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

Rocky Mountain Quilts Shop Hours

Our York, Maine antique quilt shop hours

Summer (May 1 to Oct 31)
Monday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Winter (Nov 1 to Apr 30)
Monday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday by chance or appointment

Or call for other times -- we are usually available

Payment Methods:

Rocky Mountain Quilts gladly accepts cash, checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express. Bank wire transfers are an easy method of payment for both domestic and international sales. If you are traveling, we will be happy to ship your purchases via FedEx at your convenience.

Contact Us

Telephone - for orders or questions -
1-207-363-6800
Email - betsey@rockymountainquilts.com
Shipping FedEx address -
130 York Street
York, Maine 03909

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