Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York Village, Maine 03909 207-363-6800
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We preserve the integrity of the original antique or vintage quilt by using same date original fabrics to restore your quilt - never reproduction. See our Restoration information page or call us.

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Our York, Maine antique quilt shop is Open All Year: weekdays 10-5, weekends by chance or appointment.

We're at the southern tip of Maine just 10 minutes from Portsmouth, NH in lovely and scenic York Village. If you'll be visiting our area and are hoping to purchase a quilt or would like an appraisal please call for an appointment. Click here for detailed driving directions.

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Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts

Betsey Telford-Goodwin is a member of the prestigious Antiques Council of America, as well as the Maine Antiques Dealers Association (MADA), the New Hampshire Dealers Association (NHDA),the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiques (SPNEA).

Rocky Mountain Quilts specializes in the full range of antique quilts dating from 1780 to the 1940's. However, our African American pieces date from pre Civil War into the 1960's. My inventory reflects all categories of quilts; pieced, appliqued, folk art, Mennonite, Amish, African American, Victorian Crazy quilts, and Broderie Perse, among others. Antique quilts can be made solely from cotton, wool, or silk, or made from a combination of these fabrics. Our antique quilts are truly textile art for the wall or bed. We also offer antique quilt tops, blocks, quilt fragments, feedsacks, and vintage linens.

Did you know that antique quilts are the most under priced art form in America today? Purchase with confidence; all of my quilts are guaranteed for authenticity and condition.

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If you do not see just the right quilt on our webpage to suit your particular needs, then please call or email us so we can look among the quilts in the shop and help you find the perfect quilt.

All quilts can be shipped on quick approval, and all quilts are guaranteed for dating, condition and value.

When you are ready to purchase a quilt on our website, please do not email any credit card information, as our site is not secure. Call 1-207-363-6800 and we will work out all of the purchase and shipping details at that time.

The Rocky Mountain Quilts Shop

Rocky Mountain Quilts is located in a wonderful 200 year old post and beam barn attached to my home in York Village, Maine. It is filled to the brim with over 400 antique quilts waiting to continue their histories with new families. Over 95% of the inventory is in completely original condition, and many of the quilts are in unused condition. We also sell stuffed animals created from over-loved antique quilts, ready to become someone's treasured friend.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there are wide sandy beaches for relaxing, rivers and harbor for kayaking and the Nubble Light House standing guard on Cape Neddick for sightseeing. There are many historic buildings to visit in York Village, as well as privately owned shops to explore at your leisure.

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130 York Street
York Village, Maine 03909

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An image of a unique 1893 Chicago Exposition/World's Fair quilt.
Circa 1893, 79 x 80, found in Pennsylvania

An amazing find, this quilt's focus is the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as The World's Columbian Exposition, which was designed to commemorate the landing of Columbus in America. Executed using lengths of printed fabric made specifically for the Exposition for use as bunting, handkerchiefs, and other memorabilia.

The front of the quilt is wholecloth; three vertical lengths of printed fabric hand pieced together to create the quilt's top. The 5ΒΌ inch burgundy striped border is also hand pieced and folds to the back forming a 1/2 inch hand stitched binding. The quilt has a puffy batting that is smooth and without any shifting, lumps or bumps. The quilt is top tied using, of all things, thin hemp-like ties that add to the uniqueness and overall design of the quilt. The backing is a great black and red cotton calico-see detail images. Stitched to the back of the quilt is a hand written note on cotton stating the maker's and recipient's names along with the date of the gift: December 25, 1893.

There is an interesting side note regarding the history of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair itself. The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larsen, is a nonfiction novel published in 2003 that spans the years surrounding the building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. One plot line centers on Daniel Burnham, the architect who built the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The other plot line focuses on character H.H. Holmes, the serial killer who exploited the fair to find his victims. Dr. Holmes built a hotel for exposition guests which he named The World's Fair Hotel, and then preyed on his hotel guests, mostly young women. He was convicted of 27 murders, but they expect he had up to 200 victims most of whom were disposed of in the kiln in the basement of the hotel. Good grief.

As mentioned, an interesting side note to the 1893 Exposition and its history! Our lovely quilt remains unmarred by any connection to the more gruesome aspects of a marvelous and historic exposition. We can assume our talented quilt maker, whose name will go to the buyer upon sale, chose other accommodations during her visit to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.