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

About my American Antique Red, White & Green Quilt Collection

The gorgeous red, white and green quilts of the mid 1800?s (1835 -1865) are beautiful any time of the year. For decorating on a wall, over a railing or piece of furniture, or perhaps adding that special touch to a guest bed, these antique quilts are wonderful.

American Antique Red, White & Green Quilts

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conlc4 North Carolina Lily
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CONLC4 North Carolina Lily
c. 1846
92 x 95 inches
New York
$2,900

This wonderful dated 1846 North Carolina Lily Appliqued Quilt is signed and dated by the maker, Melinda Gurney.
There are no signs of its being more than slightly used. Is it possible that this quilt was created to be used as a Sunday best quilt? Or was it made to commemorate a very special occasion?

We know that this quilt was created by a very affluent family, as this Turkey red calico was some of the most expensive fabric to be purchased. The green fabric in this quilt was created using a method called over-dying. Yellow dye was placed over blue dye to create green. The North Carolina Lily blocks are 14 inches square, the sashing between the blocks measures 4-1/2 inches and all the blocks are on point. The border is appliquéd with swags and tassels reminiscent of a formal room setting.

The binding measures 1/4 inch, the sashing is double line quilted, indicative of the 1840’s style. All pieces are outline quilted. This quilt will perfectly fit a queen size bed with either a regular or new very thick mattress or a king size bed with the swags going over the sides. It is completely hand pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Please call for more information.



CONJE14 Strawberries on vines in urns
CONJE14 Strawberries on vines in urns
c.1850
80 x 80 inches
New England
SOLD

This exquisitely sophiticated appliqued red, white and green quilt has some of the most intense and minuscule quilting I have ever seen. The amazing design as crowned with an 11 inch wide border of what appears to be an original design of meandering strawberries and vines. The outer 3/8” is a hand applied binding. Even the applique stitching is minuscule. The double line row quilting is indicative of the 1840s. There is so much quilting that the stippling creates a look as if the quilt has been trapuntoed. However, this massive amount of quilting results in what is called stippling. There is some slight wear on the binding. There are one or two pieces on the turkey red strawberries showing slight wear, that we can happily restore for you. The body of the quilt is perfect. This is the only strawberry and vine quilt I have had in 33 years. The work is just outstanding. The urns that the strawberry arrangements are in are reminiscent of the Greek era. The quilt is composed of 3 fabrics, a turkey red, an over dyed green, and a very fine white linen. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your viewing and approval.





F786 Rose Album Finished Fragment
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F786 Rose Album Finished Fragment
c.1855
32-1/2 x 58-1/2 inches
New England
$825

Created in chrome orange and over-dyed green, this graphic and stunning finished fragment is a Rose Album quilt that will make an amazing wall hanging. Chrome orange is a very hard to find color in a perfect antique quilt.
Dating from c.1855, in perfect condition, this quilt piece measures 58-1/2 x 32-1/2 inches, rather large for a fragment. The blocks measure 13" square and are joined with 4-3/4 " sashing. The applied, restored binding is 1/4" and of the same date fabric.
Curved pieces are the hardest to work with when constructing a quilt top. The person must be very accomplished at both sewing and geometry. All work was executed by hand...both piecing and quilting. This quilt was created before the sewing machine was mass produced.
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent, at no charge, for your in home approval.



Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
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Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
Dated 1891, with 1860s fabrics
33 x 43 inches (83.8 x 109.2 cm)
Pennsylvania
$1,550

This wonderful red, green and white basinette quilt is comprised of two early madder dyed calicoes (c.1860), an over dyed green calico and white. Hand pieced and beautifully hand quilted with feather wreath medallions in the joining blocks, feather vines in the 3-1/2" white border and adjacent white triangles, and straight line quilting in the 4 patch blocks. The date of 1891 is embroidered in two places. The four-patch blocks on this piece measure 5-1/4” each, and the blocks are set on point.

An exquisite red, white and green quilt made extra special by its diminutive size, it would be perfect as a wall hanging year round or a decorative element for the winter holidays. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey this little quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in your home.





F789 Split Leaf Philodendron Finished Fragment
F789 Split Leaf Philodendron Finished Fragment
c.1850
17 x 38 inches
Pennsylvania
$725

This Philodendron plant quilt pattern was indeed very difficult to execute. All of the leaf pieces were executed using the reverse applique technique. This quilt was created around the time Americans discovered Hawaii along with all of their wonderfully creative art work. This quilt fragment is reminiscent of the Hawaiian quilts, but is definitely from Pennsylvania.
This was part of a larger quilt and is now a graphically wonderful piece of art. The skill level seen here is some of the best in the world of quilting tops. Reverse applique is a painstaking task which is beautiful when done correctly.
When originally made, all the leaves were the same shade of green. The over dyed green fabric has washed down to a yellowish green...while the beige leaves were tobacco dyed, the color of which dissipates when washed. Ironically, the beige we are left with is one of the much loved of today's colors.
We have bound the fragment with a 1/4" same date fabric matching the background of the quilt.
The size of this fragment is perfect for a wall hanging, in either direction... or as a rare and unusual centerpiece for any of your tables.
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your at home approval.



F788 Border of Tulips Finished Fragment
F788 Border of Tulips Finished Fragment
c.1850
11-1/2 x 52 inches
Pennsylvania
$675

The center of this wonderful early quilt was badly torn beyond restoring...so we salvaged parts... Here we have part of the border...we moved one short end of the over dyed green to make a complete border.. Then we bound the fragment with 1/4" of the same date fabric....
Now you have an unusual Tulip applique quilt in perfect dimensions for over your couch, bed or any piece of furniture...Pieced and appliqued from Turkey Red and overdyed green, then hand quilted in a diagonal cross grid pattern.
Beautiful and happy :-)...
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your approval.



CONJE14 Strawberries on vines in urns
CONJE14 Strawberries on vines in urns
c.1850
80 x 80 inches
New England
SOLD

This exquisitely sophiticated appliqued red, white and green quilt has some of the most intense and minuscule quilting I have ever seen. The amazing design as crowned with an 11 inch wide border of what appears to be an original design of meandering strawberries and vines. The outer 3/8” is a hand applied binding. Even the applique stitching is minuscule. The double line row quilting is indicative of the 1840s. There is so much quilting that the stippling creates a look as if the quilt has been trapuntoed. However, this massive amount of quilting results in what is called stippling. There is some slight wear on the binding. There are one or two pieces on the turkey red strawberries showing slight wear, that we can happily restore for you. The body of the quilt is perfect. This is the only strawberry and vine quilt I have had in 33 years. The work is just outstanding. The urns that the strawberry arrangements are in are reminiscent of the Greek era. The quilt is composed of 3 fabrics, a turkey red, an over dyed green, and a very fine white linen. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your viewing and approval.





QT811 Steeple Chase quilt top
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QT811 Steeple Chase quilt top
c.1850
78 x 90 inches
New England
$875

We have here a very sophisticated rendition of the steeple chase pattern. The calico fabrics used to create this piece were very expensive at that time, and are an indication that this quilt top was pieced by a woman of affluence. This quilt top is comprised of two amazing early fabrics, a madder dyed and a very unusual over-dyed green fabric. Hand pieced and appliqued, it is in beautiful condition, ready to quilt.



BTG24 Variation of Rising Sun
BTG24 Variation of Rising Sun
c. 1845
74 x 78 inches
Believed to be either New York or Pennsylvania
SOLD

I don’t usually put original pattern quilts online, however, this one is so special that I am hoping there is a collector out there that feels as I do. This spectacular quilt has been in my private collection for years and now it's time for another home. I’ve searched high and low to identify this pattern without any luck. I feel that a very ingenious woman has combined a number of patterns in the creation of this pattern. The quilt is comprised of 20 14-1/2” square blocks surrounded by a triple border. The outside and the inside of the border are 1-1/4” in width with matching size triangles to the inner pattern. The center part of the triple outside border measures 6” in width. The entire quilt is covered with very small hand quilted stitches in a 1/2 inch crosshatched grid. The binding is 1/2” in width and hand applied. All work is completely executed by hand as this quilt was created before the sewing machine was in use. The appliqué stitching is so minuscule one can hardly see it. No, this is not perfect, however, I think it is so spectacular that I’m doing something very unusual and offering it for sale on my web page. The fabrics used to create this quilt are Turkey red, over-dyed green (blue was applied over yellow to create green)...and white linen, then finished with a reddish pink calico binding. The backing used for this quilt is also linen. Professionally hand organically washed by Betsey and ready for approval to a serious collector :-)





BTC11 Pinwheel Irish Chain with LaMoyne Star Centers
BTC11 Pinwheel Irish Chain with LaMoyne Star Centers
c.1830
86 x 88 inches
Boston, MA
SOLD

This exquisite early quilt is in perfect unused condition and part of Betsey's private collection.
The 1830's is the time of the creation of the quilt top... It is comprised of rare and early fabrics, many of which are hand painted block prints. There are beautiful vegetable dyed greens, reds and prussian blues. Some of these exquisite fabrics may possibly date back to the late 1700's. The cost at that time of these fabrics indicates that the amazing sewer was the wife or daughter of a wealthy gentleman.
A very Skillful sewer and mathematician turned a four patch design into the pinwheel pattern, then creating an unusual Irish Chain rendition. Each open area has a center focal point of a LaMoyne Star design...an eight pointed star... All quilting is perfectly executed by outline quilting each piece, 1/2 inch diagonial quilted grids and small wreaths.
Organically hand washed and in perfect unused condition. This special quilt has been in Betsey's private collection, is now offered for sale and may be sent for your in-home approval.





Q6487 Irish Chain with Chintz Border
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Q6487 Irish Chain with Chintz Border
Dated 1840
87 x 88 inches
North Carolina
$Call

Irish Chain with Chintz Border. Signed "Melina Gurneys" and dated 1840. The double line quilting is indicative of this era. Chain squares are 2". White areas are quilted within a 1/8" to 1/4" apart. Parts look stippled...Design looks like a pinwheel shaped vine...Exquisite quilting.



Q8746 Red,Green & White Coxcomb Floral Applique
Q8746 Red,Green & White Coxcomb Floral Applique
c. 1845
89 x 89 inches
Pennsylvania
$3,800

Large scale, 4 block coxcomb floral applique



CON LC Carolina Lily
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CON LC Carolina Lily
c.1860
87 x 90 (221 x 228.6 cm)
NY
$2,400

Festoon your home this holiday season with the perfect antique hand appliqued quilt for art on your wall, bed or decorating in general. In gorgeous solid Turkey red and overdyed green you just can’t get any more festive. 16 hand appliqued lilies dance among flower buds on a pristine white ground. Solid Turkey red jabots and bows circle the white border measuring 12 3/4 inches on the side borders and 10 inches top and bottom (quilt shown horizontally in photo). Finely done hand quilting consists of outline on each appliqué, 6, 7 and 8 petaled floral motifs in differing sizes and leaf filled trailing vines in the white background. The quilt has a white backing and is finished with a ¼ inch hand applied white binding.

This piece is extremely ordered and well planned but gives the impression of free spirited gaity, emphasized by the “scattering” of appliqued buds and the various sizes of the hand quilted multi-petaled flowers and free flowing leafy vines.

This lovely quilt would be the focal point of your holiday decorating or any time of year. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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