Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (114)


American Flag Quilt: Circa 1950's; Pennsylvania   $1,450   

Patriotic quilts were often made at the time a state was admitted to the Union. It seems highly probable that this 49 star quilt was made to commemorate the admission of Hawaii in January, 1959. The flag itself has 16 stars and the surrounding field an additional 33. The fabrics are compatible with this time frame. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is nicely quilted with several geometric patterns. The corner of each outer frame has a quilted... Click for details      
  
American Flag Quilt: Circa 1950's; Pennsylvania
Denim Indigo Quilt: Circa  1970
  Denim Indigo Quilt: Circa 1970   $985

This unusual indigo quilt is made entirely of denim jeans. It is reminiscent of a Japanese boro in which indigo garments are repurposed into bedcovers. Shadows of pockets and stitched seams add visual interest. This piece would make a very sturdy bedcover or wonderful abstract wallhanging. Measurements are 86" x 89; made circa 1980. It is a top with finished edges but no backing; excellent condition.

Plaid One Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,450  

This One Patch quilt made almost entirely of plaid cotton flannels is both simple and sophisticated. It took an artistic eye to put together this large combination of plaids in a palette of mauves, grays and browns. The four deep indigo squares are wool, also plaid. The backing is also a plaid flannel with striped flannel on either end.Measurements are 64" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Plaid One Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Dated 1900
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Dated 1900   $1,975

This Barnraising Log Cabin is most unusual because of the embroidered names throughout. They are done in a variety of handwritings. It is possible this was a fundraising quilt but more likely a friendship gift of some type. The date 1900 is embroidered on the border along with flowers and leaves. The border is nicely cable quilted with wreaths in the corners. The front is wool with a cotton backing. Pristine condition; measurements are 66" x 78". The names as well as the style of quilting lead... Click for details

Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $575  

This comforter is made of cigar flannels from the early 20th century. The flannels were given as premiums wrapped around packages of cigarettes and small cigars. The largest flannel is the American flag in the center with slightly smaller flags of Mexico; Italy; Russia and Greece for the corner blocks. All of the other flannels are of Native American motifs. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is tied rather than quilted. The border is a light blue cotton sateen. Measurements are 74" x... Click for details
Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,085

While this Sawtooth Diamond quilt may "read" pink on some monitors, it is actually a red chambray, that is red with white threads running through it. The unusual border adds a wonderful new dimension to this traditional pattern. It is in mint, unwashed condition and well quilted with a variety of patterns. The border may have been completed at a later date as it is a newer fabric but I see no reason for it to be a replacement as the quilt shows absolutely no signs of wear. Made circa 1920;... Click for details

Gingerbread Man Quilt with Animals: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695  

What young girl wouldn't have sweet dreams sleeping under this charming quilt? The center is what I believe to be a gingerbread man surrounded by a puppy, chicks, an elephant, a kitten and some indeterminate animals. All have embroidered faces. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns. The center is crosshatched with cables in two borders and flowers in the corners. The outer border is quilted with overlapping circles. There are two very tiny (smaller than a pea) spots next to the central... Click for details
Gingerbread Man Quilt with Animals: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.
  Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.   $695

This is a Bars quilt with soft, creamy solid color shirting fabrics. It is nicely framed with a triangle border that repeats the quilting pattern within the Bars.It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measurements are 70" x 84".

Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900   $2,100  

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern combining Black Eyed Susans with Barnraising is an original. The green has probably lightened with washing but the quilt remains vibrant and strong. The egg yolk yellow/ orange of the Barnraising perfectly continues the Black Eyed Susan theme. Measurements are 67" x 80". Probably Southern origin; circa 1900.
Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900
Gambler's Choice Quilt: Circa 1960
  Gambler's Choice Quilt: Circa 1960   $2,900

This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table. Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them. This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme. Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice theme.... Click for details

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