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

About our Big Belly Bears and Stuffed Animals

Over the years Betsey has purchased many wonderful antique and vintage textiles that were cherished and over-loved well beyond their original use as bed quilt or coverlet. At Rocky Mountain Quilts we have taken the still perfect parts and pieces of each of these textiles to be reborn into a new life as a big-bellied stuffed bear. Some are just right as lovable, huggable bears perfect for newborns and very young children. Others will begin their second life as a cherished friend or as a decorative accent in your home. We have a wide variety of one-of-a-kind bears and our stock is ever changing so there is sure to be one for you, or to give as a special gift.

Our Big Belly Bears are made from fabulous 19th century wool and silk Crazy Quilts, Log Cabins of cotton, silk, wool and wool challis, gorgeous patchwork and appliqued quilts from the early 1800's up to the mid 20th century, even 19th century woven wool coverlets in two tone blues, blue and white, and patriotic color palettes. Wonderful 20th century cotton chenille coverlets in a rainbow of hues are born again into friendly, cuddly crib mates for baby.

Over the years our Big Belly Bears have been a popular item at our York, Maine gallery and have found homes all over the world. Due to popular request we are now offering them through our online gallery. Now also available are some of their stuffed animal friends made from antique and vintage quilts and coverlets.

Welcome to the 2016 spring births of our Big Belly Bears. The date of each quilt they were born from, and the price, are under each bear. All the quilts have been hand washed, their insides are hypoallergenic, and they are so very very cuddly.

Big Belly Bears measure approximately 22 inches tall from top of head to bottom of feet, 13 inches tall sitting down, and 7 inches across their big bellies.

Big Belly Bears

Shading is due to lighting, not representative of the bear. Please call for the availability or any questions.

It's always nice to have a friend to talk to

Our Family Bears are fun to cuddle with at any age

Family Lobsters All SOLD

Family Bunny 1 SOLD

Family Bunny 2

Family Bear 1 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 2 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 4 c.1865 SOLD

Family Bear 6 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 7 c.1950 SOLD

Family Bear 14 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 15 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 20 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 23 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 24 c.1855 SOLD

Family Bear 27 c.1865 One sold, other: $395

Family Bear 29 c1945 SOLD

Family Bear 33 c.1940 $175

Family Bear 34 c.1880 SOLD

Family Bear 35 c.1890 SOLD

Family Bear 36 A: SOLD

Family Bear 36 B: $650

Family Bear 36 C: $595

Family Bear 38 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 39 c.1885 SOLD

Family Bear 41 $650

Family Bear 42 $650

Family Bear 43 silk c.1915 $350

Family Bear 44 c.1930 SOLD

Family Bear 45 c.1915 SOLD

Family Bear 54 PA wool log cabin c.1885 quilt SOLD

Family Bear 62 c.1930 SOLD

Family Bear 63 c.1875 $275

Family Bear 64 SOLD

Family Bear 65 SOLD

Family Bear 66 SOLD

Family Bear 67 (dark blue) SOLD, Bear 68 (light blue) $175

Family Bear 69 Pink Chenille with yellow flower c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 70 (green) SOLD

Family Bear 72 Overdyed green and cheddar c.1850 quilt SOLD

Family Bear 73 Pink and Teal, hand buttonhole stitched applique c.1935 $295

Family Bear 74 Double wedding ring c.1928 $350

Family Bear 75 Yellow chenille flower c.1945 SOLD

Family Bunny 76 Chenille bunny c.1950 SOLD

Family Bear 77 Crazy $550

Family Bear 79 Brown $550

Family Bear 80 c.1950 SOLD

Family Bear 92 c.1850 $375

Family Bear 91 c.1895 $175

Family Bear 93 c.1885 Wool SOLD

Family Bear 89 c.1885 Wool Challis $495

Family Bear 83 c.1945 SOLD

Family Bear 82 c.1930 SOLD

Family Bear 88 c.1875 $395

Family Bear 87 c.1875 $325

Family Bear 86 c.1880 $325

Family Bear 81 c.1930 $175

Family Bear 85 c.1930 SOLD

Family Bear 94 c.1940 Chenille SOLD

Family Bear 95 c.1940 Chenille SOLD

Family Bear 96 c.1940 Chenille SOLD

Family Bear 98 $235

Family Bear 99 SOLD

Family Bear 100 SOLD

Family Bear 102 $225

Family Bear 103 $225

Rocky Mountain Quilts Shop Hours

Rocky Mountain Quilts hours:


(Nov 1 to Apr 30)
Monday-Saturday 10-4
Sunday by chance or appointment

(May 1 to Oct 31)
Monday-Saturday 10-5
Sunday 12-5

We are also available by appointment

Payment Methods:

Rocky Mountain Quilts gladly accepts cash, checks, Visa, Master Card and American Express. Bank wire transfers are an easy method of payment for both domestic and international sales. If you are traveling, we will be happy to ship your purchases via FedEx at your convenience.

Contact Us

Telephone - for orders or questions -
Email -
Shipping FedEx address -
130 York Street
York, Maine 03909

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