Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York Village, 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

Click on the pictures below to see more views of my special Red, White & Green Collection. Shading is due to lighting, not representative of the quilt. Please call for the availability or any questions.

CON MN-1 Rose Wreath Applique
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CON MN-1 Rose Wreath Applique
c. 1850
92 x 93 inches
New England

Very unusual over-dyed green calico fabric combined with turkey red, chrome orange and red miniature calico. The red miniature calico gives the impression of a double pink, however it's not. 10-1/4" border on three sides. The top does not have a border. (Old Yankee tradition: If you don't need it, you don't do it). Fabulous continuous vine border, all appliqued.

In each vine section there is one leaf with a reversed appliqued bud inside. The border has a diagonal quilting with all the leaves and stems outline quilted, which is something I have never seen inn 30 years. In each center applique there is a circle 3/8" in diameter with a flower stamped in the center. The stamp would have been made using India ink. The body is quilted in a circular motion emulating the movements of the vines. This quilting is apx 1/2" apart. There is a 1/4" binding all by hand using the same over-dyed green calico with a miniature yellow tulip as its print. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

convk-1 Tulip Applique
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CONVK1 Tulip Applique
c. 1846
92 x 95 inches
North Carolina

This quilt does not show any signs of 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 expense fabric to be purchased. The green 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 measure 4 1/2 inches and all of 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. Please call for more information.

Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
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Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
74 x 82 (188 x 208.3 cm)

All hand pieced, appliqued and quilted, this quilt is a unique and skillfully made piece of textile folk art. Comprised entirely of solid hues of cotton in Turkey red, over dyed green, and mustard on a white ground.

Pieced baskets comprised of green and mustard triangles are 3 ½" high and 7 ¼" wide and hold funky appliqued flower stems with buds of red and green. Precise appliqué stitches are so small they are hard to detect. Framing the quilt are six one inch borders in alternating colors of green, mustard, red and white. The combination of precise piecing with the completely original folk art design gives this quilt a whimsical yet sophisticated feel.

Wonderful triple line quilting in ¼" parallel lines is skillfully stitched by hand throughout. The backing is a fine white cotton and the separately applied hand stitched ¼" binding is in Turkey red. The excellent condition and stunning graphics of this mid 19th century folk art quilt make it equally wonderful art for either bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt is ready to be sent to you on approval. Please ask Betsey for more details.

Q8913 Teal & Red Baskets with Triple Border
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Q8913 Teal & Red Baskets with Triple Border
69 x 94 (175.3 x 238.8 cm)

This gorgeous baskets quilt has an unusual color palette of teal green with red and white. All solid colored cotton fabrics were used in this completely hand pieced and hand quilted textile. Variations in the teals due to the early dyes make it interesting as well as beautiful. See detail image. Pieced basket blocks, with hand appliqued handles on the baskets, measure 10" x 9 3/4". Lovely wide borders frame the baskets; 2 1/8" for the inner red border, 3 1/4" for the white, and 3" for the outer red border.

Hand quilting consists of tiny, even stitches in a 3/4" x 1" diagonal cross hatch pattern throughout with outline quilting in the baskets. The backing is the same white cotton used on the front with a 3/8" applied binding in solid teal green.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this is a beautiful and very graphic baskets quilt that would be perfect on a bed or as art on your wall. Ask us to see this lovely antique on approval in the privacy of your home.

BT-G Collection: Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
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BT-G Collection: Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
c.1830 top, quilted later by RMQ
70 x 88 (177.8 x 223.5 cm)
Boston, MA

This gorgeous quilt in excellent condition is part of Betsey’s personal collection. The c.1830 quilt top contains some exquisite fabrics in early green, Prussian blue, and madder reds showcased in extremely detailed florals and wonderful plaids. Skillfully stitched, all by hand of course, using patchwork for the pinwheel Irish Chain pattern, and applique for the eight point stars. The design is laid out beautifully on a pristine white ground. Pinwheel blocks and their joining blocks measure 5 inches, and 7 1/2 inch diameter stars are appliqued to 15 inch white blocks.

The wonderful and very early quilt top was quilted later by RMQ using a same date very fine homespun linen for the backing, c.1830 1/4 inch hand applied fabric in russet red, ecru and black for the binding, and quilted using linen thread.

Beautiful hand quilting patterns include outline and 8 petal flowers in the pinwheel and joining blocks and 1/2 inch diagonal cross hatch behind the outline quilted stars. Professionally hand washed by Betsey, ask her to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home. The fabrics are incredible.

Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
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Q8304 Four Patch Basinette Quilt
Dated 1891, with 1860's fabrics
33 x 43 (83.8 x 109.2 cm)

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 ¼” 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.

CON LC Carolina Lily
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CON LC Carolina Lily
87 x 90 (221 x 228.6 cm)

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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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

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