Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (124)


Broken Dishes Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695   

According to my calculations, the interior of this quilt is made of 2620 triangles! They date from the turn of the century to the 1930's. The back is feedsack material that is turned over to form the binding. Excellent condition. Measures 69" x 75". Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Broken Dishes Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Snowball Quilt: Circa 1920
  Snowball Quilt: Circa 1920   $775

Soft colors are beautifully blended in this unusual Snowball quilt. Each circle is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Interesting contrast of the multiple straight borders with the roundness of the circles and wreaths. Pristine condition. Circa 1920; measures 78" x 89".

Water Lilies Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $795  

This is the finest version of this pattern that I've ever seen. It is extremely well quilted in cross hatching with a wreath in the center surrounding a quilted star. Embroidery adds three dimensionality. Lovely, soft colors; pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measures 72 1/2" x 73 1/2".
Water Lilies Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Ca. 1920
  Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Ca. 1920   $1,450

Embroidered pinwheels of this type are usually seen decorating pillows; rarely are they an entire quilt pattern. This Lancaster County Amish example is very well planned out with diagonal rows of color. Background is men's wool suiting fabrics. Quilted in green thread with zigzag patterning throughout the border. Measures 75" x 78". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870   $795  

Rich colored fine wools were used to make this exceptional version of the Crossroads pattern. Highly unusual cotton printed fabric on the back would make this an equally interesting whole cloth quilt to be used on the reverse.Excellent condition on both sides. Measures 81" square.
Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870
Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma
  Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma   $695

This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.

Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.   $695  

This is a pristine Ocean Waves quilt with a pieced bars back, typical of eastern Pennsylvania. Background color is an unusual slate blue/ gray highlighted with quilting in white thread. The quilting patterns alternate between bars and flowers. Nice variety of turn of the century fabrics. Measures 74" x 76".
Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.
Mennonite Chinese Coins Quilt; Ca. 1910; Pa.
  Mennonite Chinese Coins Quilt; Ca. 1910; Pa.   $775

Chinese Coins is a pattern not often seen, even more rarely when done on a diagonal as is this example. The blocks are fairly large but create a stunning effect whether used either vertically or horizontally. This would make a spectacular hanging in a stairwell or over a sofa because of the 54" x 76" size. All wool fabrics; Circa 1910. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite.

Fence Rail Quilt; Circa 1920; Maryland   $975  

Pristine, unwashed Fence Rail pattern made in Maryland; circa 1920. Interesting quilting pattern of circles in the border. Reminiscent of nautical flags. Measures 82 " square.
Fence Rail Quilt; Circa 1920; Maryland
Touching Stars Quilt; Circa 1930; Penn.
  Touching Stars Quilt; Circa 1930; Penn.   $595

This quilt is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made. It was clearly packed away and never used. Beautiful background color blue. The squares and diamonds in the negative space around the stars form secondary patterns.Cable quilting in the border. Pennsylvania origin; measures 68 inches x 84 inches.

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