Catalogue: Quilts (504)

Whig Roose Quilt: Circa 1860   $1,850   

This Whig Rose Quilt is well quilted and appliqued. It has nine buds emanating from each three layer central flower. The white blocks are nicely stitched with an unusual coiled wreath in the center and hearts; stars and flowers around it. The triple swag border is an elegant frame and has a nice continuation of the yellow centers of the appliqued blocks. There is a small area of faint discoloration visible only in certain lights. The quilt measures 82" x 100", suitable for either a queen or... Click for details      
Whig Roose Quilt: Circa 1860
Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880
  Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,975

This is one of the most dramatic examples of a Swirling Pinwheel (aka Rising Sun or Wheel of Life) quilt that I have seen. The use of solid red and green punctuated by orange centers gives it real drama. The rows of diamonds around the Pinwheels add to the pulsating quality. LeMoyne Stars are another fine element. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are some slight irregularities in the green which is probably a home dyed fabric and somewhat fugitive. It is quilted with... Click for details

Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania   $1,400  

After much searching, I have not found a comparable pattern to this. It is closest to those known as Wandering Foot; Burr and Thistle or The Swallow. Unlike them, this quilt has a square center while the others have centers with a curved or concave square. Regardless of the name, this quilt is well made. It is quilted with diamond patterns. Placing the blocks so that the tails abut one another creates an unexpected secondary pattern. The border is a luscious print that combines well with the... Click for details
Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $2,450

This is an absolutely stunning Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in wool challis with a cotton backing. The solid red centers are great focal points for the whirling log cabin blocks. The use of printed fabrics alternating with the solid brown and black also add impact. The unusual border is made of triangles created from strips similar to those in the body of the quilt. It is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 80" x 94"; York County, Pennsylvania origin.

Pair of Pieced Star Pillow Cases: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,275  

This is a brilliantly designed and executed pair of pieced pillow cases from the mid 19th century. The Stars are outlined with triangles that echo those on the ends. A white band at the opening has a hand pulled fringe. The pattern goes around to the back and is centered with a Bars pattern. The cases are in excellent condition. One has a light water mark near the opening but there are no other condition issues. The fabrics are all strong and intact. Measurements are 16" x 28" excluding the... Click for details
Pair of Pieced Star Pillow Cases: Circa 1850; 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.

Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875  

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
  Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details

Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

In addition to being a finely made Thousand Pyramids doll quilt, this is also a charm quilt meaning that no fabric is repeated. Each triangle is made of a different printed material. I don't believe I know of another doll quilt with this great feature. The quilt measures 14" x 15". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
  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

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