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

About American Antique Red & White Quilts

Red and White antique quilts are the second most popular color combination in America. One advantage of a two color combination is its ability to fit into any décor. No extra decorating adjustments need to be made for a red and white antique quilt; it will be perfect in any room! We have Red and White antique quilts in every size from crib to queen.

American Antique Red & White Quilts

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Q9256 Unknown Pattern Quilt
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Q9256 Unknown Pattern Quilt
c.1940
67 x 78 inches
Maine
$550

This unnamed pattern created in a vibrant red and white, is an adaptation of the LeMoyne Star/Ohio Star. The way this design was pieced has resulted in an optical illusion. Looking at this design one way, it's your star, looking at this design another way, it becomes a pinwheel. The reason this quilt is at this lower price, is because there is a stain, a line in the middle of the quilt ...on the fold line, that I have not been able to negate using organic products. Other than that, this quilt appears never to have been used, and when I purchased it, this quilt had never been washed.

The graphics were created from nine blocks on point. Piecing and quilting was executed by hand. The center of the star block measures 4-1/2". There are two borders: the innermost measures 3-5/8", the outermost border measures 4-5/8". Finishing this quilt is a 1/4" hand applied red binding. The white blocks are cross hatched quilted in 1" rows, with nice even stitching. The border is quilted diagonally, also in a 1" grid. I am wondering if the blocks were quilted by a different person than the rest of the quilt, as the stitching seems to vary from the main body of the quilt to the stars.

There are four corner blocks which set off the entire graphics of this quilt, making the design in the main body of this quilt more prominent.

This mint quilt is now called unused as we have organically hand washed it. Now ready to be sent for your at home approval, with free shipping.





f403 Double Nine Patch Fragment f403 Double Nine Patch Fragment
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F403 Double Nine Patch Fragment
c.1880
28 x 56 inches
Chester County, PA
$900
When buying a small quilt, a crib, a doll, or a wall hanging, I feel it is important to know whether the quilt is original size or has been cut down from a larger piece. These pieces would be of different monetary value. The double 9 patch red and white quilt we have cut down from a larger piece. The reason I know it is 1880 is because of the dye. I had the quilt hanging in the window and the red faded. Real turkey red would not do this, it's the early aniline dyes that were not permanent. This is a part of the quilt that was not subjected to sun and therefore it did not fade. It has four complete borders and none of this has been restored. The 3/8 binding was created from fabric from the original quilt. The piece is in perfect and unused condition, but it is a fragment, not the original size. We are showing more than one pic of this quilt because it can be hung either vertically or horizontally, making a perfect wall hanging for your home. Organically hand washed and ready for your at home viewing.





Q6212 Rolling Stars Quilt
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Q6212 Rolling Stars Quilt
c.1870
83 x 83 inches
Maine
$2,200

This unusual pattern, Rolling Stars, actually shows motion. The name fits it perfectly. When you look at this quilt you actually feel like the stars are rolling.

The basic construction of this quilt is an 8 inch block containing a hexagonal rolling star. The blocks are joined by a 3 inch sashing of the same fabric as completes the corners of the hexagonal design block. Because of the continuous use of the same fabric it looks like the rolling stars are placed on one large piece of fabric. The triangles in the rolling star have 1-3/8 inch sides. The binding is a separately applied quarter inch binding of red fabric with a black polkadot. This binding fabric totally coordinates with the main fabric of the quilt. The backing fabric is a much earlier fabric that is a black calico on a minuscule black and white striped backing.

This quilt was registered with the Maine Quilt Heritage in February 1996. Heritage number available upon sale of quilt. All work has been executed by hand. Each piece of this quilt is outline quilted. A queen size bed measures 60 inches from side to side. If used on that bed there would be an approximately 11-1/2 inch overhang. A king size bed is 80 inches across so this quilt would completely cover your bed or make a wonderful throw for the bottom of your bed. In addition this quilt would make a fabulous piece of art for your great room, hallway or any wall in your home.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.





Q7001 Railroad Crossing with 9 Patch
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Q7001 Railroad Crossing with 9 Patch
c.1865
74 x 76 inches
Erie, Pennsylvania
$800

This graphic Turkey Red and white quilt has been pieced by machine and quilted by hand. Created with c.1865 Turkey red, the most popular fabric for affluent women between 1835 and 1865. A two color quilt is the easiest to become part of ones home....this quilt is simply Turkey Red and white cotton. I believe that this quilt may have been made at a later date because the quilt was machine pieced. Coming from Erie, the symbolism of the quilt may be related to the maker's husband’s work on the railroad. Created with apx 14” square blocks with the blocks joined with a 5-1/2” sashing. The binding was created by turning the back fabric to the front and machine stitching the fabric down. The quilting design indicates to me that this quilt was made later than the fabric which is pre 1865 Also appearing is that this fabric was previously used, which is indicated by the white striations on the red..only caused by wear. This clue added to the fact that the quilt was hardly used.





Q7034 Folk Art Broderie Perse Quilt
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Q7034 Folk Art Broderie Perse Quilt
c.1860
68 x 82 (172.7 x 208.3 cm)
Maine
$975

A totally unique folk art rendition of an earlier Broderie Perse style, this quilt has been arranged in block formation with 2 ¼ inch Turkey red sashing and border. Many nineteenth century fabrics have been cut out in various shapes and hand appliquéd with miniscule stitches. The diagonal line hand quilting is spaced approximately 1 inch apart. The border includes a 3/8 inch wide separately applied Turkey red binding and the backing is muslin. Professionally hand washed by Betsey; please ask her for more details.



cq350 Folk Art Crib Quilt
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CQ350 Folk Art Crib Quilt
c. 1880
34 x 42 inches
New York
$850

This little appliquéd folk art crib quilt is so whimsical. A late 19th century rendition of an late 18th century tree of life quilt design. We have here an original turkey red center medallion folk art design. In the last quarter of the 18th century, there was a very sophisticated quilt design and style called the tree of life. This was a chintz Broderie Perse quilt and was created from expensive chintz fabrics. This little quilt is a late 19th century folk art rendition of that style. The center medallion red tree is surrounded by 8 appliquéd red folk art flowers. Appliqued and quilted by hand then finished with a 1/4” separately applied turkey red binding. This quilt is so soft it shows use. A wonderful wall hanging or an original piece for someone’s red and white quilt collection. Organically washed and ready to be sent for your approval.





Q8620 Turkey Red Calico Unusual Basket Quilt
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Q8620 Turkey Red Calico Unusual Basket Quilt
c.1835 (baskets and backing c.1825)
83 x 86 inches
Rutland, VT
$3,200

This early quilt is a statement of affluence and good taste. These Turkey Red calico fabrics are truly amazing! The front of the quilt is in excellent, excellent condition. The backing was created from an 18th century home dyed linen that may pre-date the front by 40-50 years. Due to the acidic dye from the walnut hulls used in the dyeing process, there are places where the fabric is split on the back. There are also water stains on the back which must have been there before the quilt was made because no staining came through to the front. Naturally, when hung or on a bed you won’t see the backing at all. We can take an early linen and cover up the few areas of the back where there are splits if desired. There is slight wear on the binding, which is unnoticeable, but could be restored if someone desires. The blocks measure apx 11 inches square. The sashing, which joins the blocks, measures 4 inches and the large connecting triangles around the edge of the quilt measure 11 x 11 x 16 inches. When the triangles are combined with the sashing - it appears as a triangle with 17" sides. Naturally, everything on this quilt is hand sewn as it pre-dates the sewing machine. The binding is 3/8 inch hand applied created from the same fabric as the sashing. The triangles in the basket measure 2 x 2 x 3 inches. The overall appearance is pure beauty and sophistication! The quilt has been organically washed by Betsey. The price reflects the area on the back that has some splitting.





QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
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QT233 Political and folksy Red Work Child's Quilt Top
Dated and Initialed 1904-1910
48 x 61 inches
Maine
$625

This one of a kind Red Work Child’s Quilt appears to have taken 6 years to complete as it is dated 1904-1910. This special political, folksy Red Work quilt top has been created from 30 6-1/2” blocks joined together with a 3-1/2” red sashing. There’s an American flag flying over embroidered and dated initials, embroidery representing fireworks, probably representing the 4th of July celebration. This piece is filled with Victorian symbolism and items important to a little girl's life. Antique quilt tops are never washed until they are quilted, so this is in original, as found condition. Discovered in Maine. All ready for you to quilt or collect as is.



conlh3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
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CONLH3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
c.1840
22 x 28 inches
New England
$1,700

This wonderful little quilt is made up of 2-3/8 x 1-3/4 inch rectangles. A huge array of c.1825 to c.1840 fabrics qualify this quilt to be a historical study in fabrics. The quilt is finished with a Turkey red binding and all hand pieced and hand quilted. This diminutive quilt has been constructed from white linen fabric and linen thread, and is in unused condition. There are two sleeves on the quilt, ready to hang. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.



Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
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Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
c.1825
31 x 43 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,200

This amazingly perfect and sophisticated bassinet quilt is hand pieced and hand outline quilted using linen thread. As many pre-1850s quilts, it is backed with linen fabric, the diamonds are also white linen. Comprised of two similar but rare Turkey red calico prints. This very early bassinet quilt is truly a treasure. A perfect size for collecting, to put on a tabletop or to hang on the wall. Truly a rare bird. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



f314-315 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red Ohio Star Centers Fragment
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F314-315 Turkey Red and White Feathered Star with Turkey Red Ohio Star Centers Fragment
c. 1850
22.5 x 22.5 inches
New England
$350 each

This diminutive center medallion Ohio star has an Ohio star as the central focal point. Dating from c.1850 this little piece is of course created all by hand. As a fragment we have bound it with original 1850s fabric. Created from turkey red combined with a high quality white fabric, this piece is perfect as a table topper or as a wall hanging. Completely hand stitched which is indicative of its being made prior to 1850s when the sewing machine came into use.





Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
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Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
c.1890
36 x 50 inches
Ohio
$750

This graphic and optical illusion crib quilt is in perfect unused condition. Pieced by machine, quilted by hand using very tiny stitches, each triangle in the pinwheel is outline quilted. The white joining blocks are outline quilted and cross-hatched quilted. The quilting mimics a diamond in a square pattern. The pinwheel squares are 5", the triangles are 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The binding is 1/2 inch applied by hand. The side borders measure 4.75 inches with diagonal quilting approx 1.25 inches apart. The top and bottom borders measure 6.75 inches. Complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



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)
Pennsylvania
$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 3-1/4" 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 wonderfully graphic quilt, in all original condition, perfect for a small area....organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.



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.

Q8954 Variation of Flock of Geese / Old Maid's Puzzle within a Garden Maze
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Q8954 Variation of Flock of Geese / Old Maid's Puzzle within a Garden Maze
1815 - 1825
85 x 89 (215.9 x 226.1 cm)
PA
$4,900

A spectacular circa 1825 quilt with various beautiful Turkey Red calicoes that date back to circa 1815. The sashing that makes up the garden maze pattern is all one calico, with different Turkey red calicoes paired with linen for the pieced blocks and borders. Individual Flying Geese blocks measure 5 x 5 inches and are arranged in a variation of the Old Maid's Puzzle and placed within a Garden Maze. A lovely seven inch linen outer border surrounds the inner design.

Hand pieced and intricately quilted throughout in diagonal cross hatch for the geese blocks, oval chain links in the white linen sashing, and a feathered vine surrounded by diagonal cross hatching in the outer border. Extraordinary hand quilting in fine stitches using linen thread. The linen backing folds to the front to form the scant 1/4 inch binding. A masterpiece of skillful execution using an original compilation of patterns in a variety of gorgeous Turkey red calicoes.

A fine addition to a collection this very early quilt can be used on a bed or hung on the wall as fine art. A magnificent, graphic quilt in perfect condition. It has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8605 Red & White Garden Maze
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Q8605 Red & White Garden Maze
c.1865
81 x 81 (205.7 x 205.7 cm)
Pennsylvania
$2,400

The Garden Maze is a very early pattern originating in New England during the 1830's which then migrated to Pennsylvania. This wonderful example is comprised of just two fabrics; solid Turkey red and white. Organized and geometric this bold and graphic quilt is pieced and quilted by hand.

All latticework strips in solid Turkey red fabric measure 1 ½ inches wide. The backing is turned to the front and hand stitched down to form the ¼ inch white binding. In excellent condition this crisp and beautiful quilt also has lovely quilting with outline stitching in the Turkey red, 1 ½ inch cross hatching in the white squares and diagonal parallel lines in the oblongs.

Red and white is always a favorite and can fit into any decor from modern to traditional. It would be perfect for use on a bed or as art for your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

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.

A wonderful work of textile art made for a special child's bassinet. It was carefully used and is in lovingly cared for perfect condition. This softly muted Turkey red and white beauty would be a spectacular piece of art on your wall, or a very special crib quilt for that special baby. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8656 Turkey Red & White Baskets
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Q8656 Turkey Red & White Baskets
c.1875
74 x 66 (188 x 167.6 cm)
ME
$1,450

This cheerful and pristine Basket Quilt executed in solid Turkey red and white is ready to brighten your home. Each 7 ¾ hand pieced and hand appliqued block alternates with a solid white joining block. Hand quilting features outline stitching in the basket blocks and ¾ inch crosshatching in the white joining blocks.

The backing is the same white cotton fabric used on the front with a separately applied hand sewn 3/8” white binding. Clean, soft, bright and in excellent condition this sweet basket quilt will light up any room in your home! Two color quilts are always a joy to find and easy to incorporate into any home’s decor.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send on approval.

Q8649 Red & White Lemon Peel / Rob Peter to Pay Paul
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Q8649 Red & White Lemon Peel / Rob Peter to Pay Paul
c. 1870
73 x 88 (185.5 x 223.5 cm)
Maine
$2,400

A wonderful early pattern is showcased on this very graphic red and white quilt. Just two fabrics were used: a red and dark pink pattern, and solid white. This indicates the maker was probably from an affluent family as enough of this fabric was purchased to create this quilt rather than making use of “scrap” fabrics on hand.

Blocks measure 6 ½” square and are both hand and machine pieced. Curved pieces are more difficult to execute well so the creator of this quilt was an experienced seamstress. Quilting is stitched entirely by hand in echo outline and parallel lines throughout. The backing is white and the ½” binding is treadle machine topstitched in the same red fabric as used on the front. The end result is a harmonious and graphic piece of textile art.

This is a wonderful quilt for use on a bed or would be equally as beautiful hung on a wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and in excellent condition. Quilts are always sent on approval.

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