Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (115)


Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $1,185   

Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully planned Philadelphia Pavement quilt with postage stamp size pieces. Each square measures about 3/4". The condition is as crisp as the day it was made nearly 100 years ago. The colors blend perfectly together and the inclusion of a white row in each block makes it all even more fresh and crisp in appearance. The prairie point (folded triangles) border is a nice finishing edge. Measurements are 85 inches square to the tips of the triangles. Pennsylvania... Click for details      
  
Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma
  Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma   $1,675

This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very... Click for details

Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918   $7,800  

Nothing could be more of the moment than this patriotic flag quilt depicting Old Glory. It was most likely made either for the admission of Arizona into statehood on February 14, 1912 or during World War I which took place from 1914 - 1918. In either case, its timelessness remains. The quilt is beautifully executed with the stripes truly having the appearance of blowing in the wind. The flagpole is done with considerable detailing and the tassel wrapped around it is exceptional. Quilting is... Click for details
Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
  Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details

Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's   $2,600  

This most unusual Ohio Amish quilt might go by either the name Star of the East or North Star. In either case, the six point star presents a powerful image. It is especially dramatic done on a black ground with two shades of blue creating three dimensionality to the star. The quilt is in pristine condition. The black field is quilted with diagonal crosshatching, parallel lines and feathered wreaths. The royal blue inner border has oval leaves and fans in the outer border. Quilting with light... Click for details
Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's
Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $685.00

This Nine Patch quilt actually forms two additional patterns. Triangles in the corners of the off blocks create Octagons and the joining of the peach triangles on diagonals creates an Hourglass pattern as well. The quilt is a beautiful shade of peach, not often seen. It is softer in color than appears on my monitor. It is nicely quilted with diamonds in the white octagons and diagonal lines in the triple border. Measurements are 80" x 90", workable on several size beds. Maryland origin; made... Click for details

Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $4,600  

Nineteenth century stencilled quilts are true rarities. To find one made in the early 20th century is virtually unheard of.This amazing example is even more unusual for the fact that it is also an album quilt. It was made in Pennsylvania; circa 1920 during the Colonial Revival period. The soft tones reflect the popularity of light, pastel colors in decorating schemes of the era. The 72 blocks are primarily floral but they also include American eagles and owls. The quilt is in excellent,... Click for details
Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.

Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

This patriotic Shields quilt is unusual in both pattern and size. It measures 58 inches square. The quilt is from Hometown, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County) and was probably made at the time of World War I. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are a few light smudges in the border that can likely be removed with washing. The background is made of several different white cotton fabrics. The border is quilted with concentric chevrons that may have been intended as Victory V's. The... Click for details
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930
  Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930   $875

This dramatic Tulips quilt was created by Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976), one of America's most well known quilt designers. McKim sold her first quilt pattern in 1916 and was in her business prime throughout the 1920's and 30's. Many of McKim's floral patterns have a very Art Deco feel as does this stunning Tulips example. It is beautifully quilted and in pristine, unwashed condition. It is interesting that the white blocks repeat the tulips design but with curvilinear patterning. The... Click for details

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