Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York Village, Maine 03909 207-363-6800
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Welcome to our online Antique Quilt Gallery where you can ask to see an Antique Quilt on Approval in the privacy of your home, or find information on our Quilt Washing and Quilt Appraisal services. Does your quilt need Restoration?

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.

Shopping is made easy with our policy of sending quilts to you on approval for review in the privacy of your home before purchase. Please call us about any quilt you're thinking of purchasing or with a question about any of our antique quilts, quilt tops, quilt blocks and vintage fabrics - we're happy to help you.

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.

Shopping for Antique Quilts in Our Online Gallery

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.

Contact Us

Telephone - for orders, questions, and to make appointments - Shop numbers: 207-363-6800 or 207-351-3380

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130 York Street
York Village, Maine 03909

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An image of a Baltimore Album Quilt c.1848
Circa 1848, 103 x 104, Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Album Quilt is quite possibly the most easily distinguished quilt style in America. This extraordinarily complicated and intricate work was performed by Maryland women in a surprisingly tight time period, 1846 – 1852.

This is a gorgeous example whose maker used the same purchased fabrics throughout the quilt – a Turkey red calico, solid Turkey red, overdyed green calico, and yellow calico which form the very distinctive palette. The uniformity of color and fabrics result in a serenely elegant and sophisticated expression of this art form.

Intricate, precisely detailed appliqués, many done in the papercut technique resembling the German papercutting art of Scherenchnitte, are themselves embellished with intricate hand embroidered accents. An extravagant floral urn takes the central spot and is surrounded by equally elaborate wreaths, birds, vines and fanciful papercut designs creating a masterpiece of appliqué and reverse appliqué art. Applique stitches in many cases are invisible to the eye and those that can be seen are perfectly formed and miniscule. A magnificent expression of talent and beauty.

Each block measures approximately 17 x 17 inches and the entire album is framed by an elaborate nine inch wide swag and bow border in solid Turkey red and an overdyed green on green patterned cotton. All appliqués are precisely outline quilted by hand in very tiny stitches with equally fine and precise quilted parallel lines 3/8” apart filling the entire off white background. The backing is fine off white cotton, and the 1/4 inch original twill tape binding is applied by hand and is the same off white as the background.

An exquisitely made, historical textile for the true collector of early American quilts. In excellent condition, Betsey has professionally washed this beauty and it is ready for display or use in your home. As with all our quilts you may request to see it on approval before purchase.