Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (120)

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $2,200   

This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name. It is in... Click for details      
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930
  Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930   $1,075

This is a beautiful PAIR of floral applique quilts from the 1930's. They are light, airy and graceful in design. Scalloped edges wonderfully continue the curved theme. Embroidered details add depth to the flowers.The quilts measure 74" x 84" to the outer edge of the scallops. They would fit either single or double beds. Condition is excellent; made circa 1930. Priced for the pair.

Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075  

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
  Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details

Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $650  

This Pinwheel Stars quilt is an interesting combination of hard and soft edges. The pieced pattern of stars is totally linear. It is softened, however, by the extremely graceful quilting patterns throughout. It is filled with very nicely stitched vines and leaves. The quilt is a beautiful shade of a slightly darkened cornflower blue. It has been freshly laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 88". Burkittsville, Maryland origin; circa 1920.
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,875

This Mariner's Compass quilt is exquisitely pieced and quilted. The points of the compasses are as sharp as one would hope. The body of the quilt is elaborately stitched with swirling feather patterns throughout. The border is quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 71" x 102". Probably made circa 1890 but possibly as late as 1910. The solid color fabrics are more difficult to date than prints.

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400  

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
  Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.

Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $625  

I have searched for a name for this unusual Octagons quilt. The closest I have found are the obscure patterns named Carrie's Choice or Midget Necktie. The difference between these patterns and the one offered here is that this one does not have true Bowties surrounding the center. I believe it is an original pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It dates to about 1900; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 73" x 86". It is nicely quilted including 7 point stars in the blue... Click for details
Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920
  Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,200

This Pots of Flowers Quilt is unusual in that it is simultaneously fanciful and elegant. The blossoms are far larger than their container giving this otherwise elegant quilt a touch of whimsey. The entire quilt is done in cotton sateen making it "dressier" than many. The applique and reverse applique are elaborately done. Measurements are 84 inches square. Unwashed, excellent condition. Made circa 1920.

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