Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York Village, Maine 03909 207-363-6800
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About my American Antique Christmas Quilt Collection

The gorgeous Christmas color 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 Christmas Quilts

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

Q9047 Turkey Red and White Miniature Pinwheel Bassinet Quilt
Q9047 Turkey Red and White Miniature Pinwheel Bassinet Quilt
c.1880
31 x 34 inches
Ohio
SOLD

This completely original bassinet quilt is comprised of 4-1/2 inch blocks which are all hand pieced and hand quilted. The white fabric pieces are all 3/4 inch cross-hatched grid. The pinwheels are diagonally quilting. Complete original condition. A wonderful size for a small wall area or table top.



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Q9079 Irish Chain, Miniature 4 Patch and Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
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Q9079 Irish Chain, Miniature 4 Patch and Rob Peter to Pay Paul Quilt
c.1885
65 x 78 inches
Pennsylvania
$950

I think someone cleverly invented a new pattern. If anyone out there knows the actual name for this, please send me an email. The condition of this quilt is perfect, the graphics outstanding, but it appears that the quilting was done by a beginner. This quilt is all about the graphics. The binding is turned over from the back to the front and hand stitched down. It’s a wonderful size for a wall hanging (which can be hung in any direction), or will fit a queen or twin bed, or as a throw at the bottom of a queen bed as an accent piece. It’s absolutely stunning. This was a mint quilt, meaning it was never used and never washed. Now that Betsey has professionally hand washed it, it is known as unused, which means never used but washed.



Q8514 Folk Art Prince’s Feather
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Q8514 Folk Art Prince’s Feather
c.1940
91 x 91 inches
Lititz, PA
$1,800

This folk art rendition of a very formal Folk Art Prince’s Feather has a decidedly Pennsylvania Dutch look. Created in Lititz, PA, this is easy to understand. This quilt has a very powerful feel to it, both graphically and emotionally. This is hand appliquéd, hand quilted and machine pieced. Quilted on the diagonal in a 1 inch grid, this quilt has a 1/4 inch turned over hand finished binding. When I purchased this quilt it was a mint quilt, meaning it had never been used or washed. Now that I have professionally washed this piece it is called unused. It is in perfect, clean condition and unused.



conch3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
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CONCH3 Turkey Red and White Bricks Bassinet Quilt
c.1840
22 x 28 inches
New England
$1,400

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.



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
$425 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.





Q9076 Unique Adaptation of a Sunflower Pattern
Q9076 Unique Adaptation of a Sunflower Pattern
c.1928 with older date calico backing fabric
71 x 92 inches
New England
SOLD

This sunflower quilt is beyond comprehension to me. Created in 15 inch blocks, every applique stitch on this quilt is done by hand. The stitches are so small that I needed extra strong glasses to be sure. How many months would it have taken for this woman to create this masterpiece! She started with a basic sunflower pattern and then embellished it with her own designs. The corners of each block appear to be embellished with a leaf, and the centers of the sunflowers have four different patterns embellishing them. I know I said this before, but it is just incomprehensible to me how anyone could use such minuscule applique stitches to create this piece. The blocks are joined with a 1-1/2 inch adaptation to normal sashing, half of which embellishes the edge and serves as part of a pillowcase binding. This quilt just recently came out of a private collection. It is professionally hand washed by Betsey, and is ready for its new home. It would perfectly fit a queen size bed with a thick mattress or a king size bed with 6 inches over on each side.



CONMN1 Rose Wreath Applique
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CONMN1 Rose Wreath Applique
c. 1850
92 x 93 inches
New England
$5,800

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.



Q8270 Oak Leaf and Reel with Vine Border
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Q8270 Oak Leaf and Reel with Vine Border
c. 1845
90 x 102 inches
New England, maybe New York
$6,500

Tiny all over cross hatching for quilting. Minuscule applique stitches. Beautifully restored with weaves. This amazing piece of artwork features an entirely original variation of the applique pattern leaf and reel. The floral vine border features tulips and coxcombs. the solid turkey red on white appliqued blocks measure 17 inches and are set on point. The vine border measures 10 inches and is comprised of solid overdyed green and solid turkey red fabrics on white. The applique work on this is just absolutely incredible. One must look closely to see any applique stitches at all. All work on this piece is by hand, and the quilting is outline quilting and cross hatch quilting in 1/2 inch grids. Please ask Betsey for more information on this quilt. Professionally washed by Betsey.





convk-1 Tulip Applique
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CONVK1 Tulip Applique
c. 1846
92 x 95 inches
North Carolina
$3,200

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.



CONKH1 A and B: Checkerboard Steeplechase Nine Patch
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CONKH1 A and B: Checkerboard Steeplechase Nine Patch
c. 1870
A: 68 x 78 inches
B: 70 x 76 inches
New England
$3,500 for the pair

Classic turkey red and white combination. These quilts can be purchased as a pair or separately. I wonder if it is possible these quilts were finished by different people? One has a turned over binding indicative of PA, and the other has an applied binding. These quilts appear to be unused, however, after being washed by me there are one or two very tiny spots. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



BTC11 Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
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BTC11 Pinwheel Irish Chain 9 Patch with 8 Point Stars
c.1830
70 x 88 inches
Boston, MA
$3,400

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 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.





Q8989 Red Touching Feathered Stars
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Q8989 Red Touching Feathered Stars
c.1865
75 x 76 inches
New England
$2,600

Red Touching Feathered Stars. This is all Turkey Red. Hand pieced, hand quited, and professionally washed by Betsey. Appears to be unused condition.



Q6487 Irish Chain with Chintz Border
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Q6487 Irish Chain with Chintz Border
c.1820
84 x 85 inches
North Carolina
$Call

Irish Chain with Chintz Border



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



F675 Felted Wool Wagon Wheel Fragment
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F675 Felted Wool Wagon Wheel Fragment
c.1890
54 x 70 inches
Pennsylvania
$1,200

Cuddly, warm and folky, this quilt was originally comprised of 15 blocks. I had to remove 3 worn blocks because I did not have the fabric to restore them. The original binding was removed and re-applied. This fragment is actually a twin bed size. Believed to have been created in PA. The quilt's fabric is felted wool backed with cotton flannel. 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)
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.



Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
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Q8715 Folk Art Flower and Basket
c.1850
74 x 82 (188 x 208.3 cm)
Pennsylvania
$3,100

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.

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
$3,900

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.

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.

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.

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.

CON JP Burgoyne Surrounded
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CON JP Burgoyne Surrounded
c.1855
78 x 83 (198.1 x 210.8 cm)
Unknown origin
$6,050

This fabulous Turkey red calico and white quilt was made by a very skilled needlewoman. Entirely hand pieced and precisely hand quilted this beautiful design is effective when seen close up and folded on a quilt rack and has stunning impact when fully open and viewed from a distance. This quilt contains the same Turkey red calico throughout indicating purchased yardage was used rather than scrap fabrics from other sewing projects, and therefore most probably came from an affluent family. The backing is white with a ¼ inch applied turkey red calico binding. Quilting stitches include cross hatch, daisy and freehand leaves.

A wonderful find for any history buff, this quilt was made in the pieced pattern Burgoyne Surrounded. The name comes from the Revolutionary War battle of Saratoga, in which 5,800 British troops under the command of General John Burgoyne were surrounded by the American army and forced to surrender on October 17, 1777. This American victory was the turning point in the war, and during one of the periods of colonial revival in the 1800´s, a quilt pattern showing a large square surrounded by smaller squares was created and named for the unfortunate General Burgoyne.

A stunning red and white quilt for your collection it would be fabulous on a bed or hung as fantastic graphic art on your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey you can have this quilt sent to you for review in your home before purchase.

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)
PA
$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 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.

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