Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Center Medallion Album Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland   $1,675   

This late version of a Baltimore Album Quilt is very well designed; nicely appliqued and basic in quilting. The center medallion is an unusual format for a Baltimore Album. It is surrounded by alternating fleur de lis and oakleaf blocks with a nice variety of red printed fabrics that date from the 1840's to the 1860's. A quirky touch is the small applique corner blocks around the center. Three of them have three leaves and one has four. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is from... Click for details      
  
Center Medallion Album Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940   $825

Hooray for the red, white and blue in this wonderfully complex version of a LeMoyne Stars quilt. Portions of the diamonds used to create each arm of the Stars are also used in between the stars to form a secondary diamonds pattern. Equally clever is the repetition of the diamonds to create a zig zag border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The red is a solid fabric with polka dots on the indigo. The background fabric and backing are plain cotton. Measurements are 74" x 90"; made... Click for details

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
Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930
Marie Webster Poppies Quilt:Circa 1915 SOLD
  Marie Webster Poppies Quilt:Circa 1915 SOLD  

This beautiful Poppies quilt was designed by Marie Webster in 1912. In addition to publishing patterns, Webster sold quilt kits, basted quilts, and finished quilts. While very well known for her business, The Practical Patchwork Company, Webster was also the first quilt historian. In 1915, she published "Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them" which is still referenced today. Webster was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1991. Webster's designs were mostly realistic floral patterns... Click for details

Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $5,800  

Long before the hazards of smoking became known, tobacco companies offered premiums included with the purchase of cigars and cigarettes. They were often flannel panels with the flags of different countries. The flannels were generally used in one of two ways. The premium was given away by the tobacco company in exchange for coupons that were redeemed for gifts offered in catalogs that were distributed by the tobacco companies. Coupons were gathered and saved until the consumer had enough to... Click for details
Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Rising Suns Quilt with Applique: Circa 1840; New York
  Rising Suns Quilt with Applique: Circa 1840; New York   $2,600

This delicate Rising Sun quilt is beautifully combined with four part appliques. The Suns are 6 1/2 inches in diameter, made with a fine variety of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The construction is interesting in that each Sun in placed within a diamond shaped block with one lobe of the applique in each corner. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Upon very close examination, one can see small darned and weak areas to the red applique. They do dot detract... Click for details

Eye of God Quilt with Greek Key Border: Circa 1920; Pa.   $1,875  

This Eye of God quilt is an unusual pattern with an even more rare Greek Key border. The maker took great pains with the construction as the entire quilt is made of 1 1/2 inch squares. To clarify - rather than strips of fabric being used for the ground and colored areas, it is made totally with small squares. It's a strong pattern done in soft, entirely solid colors. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 76" x 88". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Eye of God Quilt with Greek Key Border: Circa 1920; Pa.
Mennonite Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600

The richly colored Princess Feather quilt is a color choice with this pattern seen several times only in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Variations exist in the center motifs but the four block Princess Feather on a rich blue ground with red and orange is a combination found only in Lancaster. This quilt has an especially nice continuation of the appliqued feathers throughout the border. It is well quilted with a waffle design throughout the body. There is a sliver of color loss on one edge.... Click for details

Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795  

Un-used Lancaster County Mennonite Log Cabin quilt in rich colored medium weight wools. The quilt is in pristine condition with an unusual cotton cheater's cloth backing. Measurements s 68" x 73". Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. The border is a deep purple, not black as it may appear on some monitors.
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Wreath Applique Quilt and Matching Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
  Mennonite Wreath Applique Quilt and Matching Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $9,600

I can count on one hand the number of 19th century quilts I have seen with a matching crib quilt. Never have I seen as stunning a quilt with matching crib in such pristine condition. Both are in the spotless, unwashed condition as when they were made nearly 140 years ago.. The full size is quilted with concentric wreaths very similar to the appliqued pattern in addition to stylized flowers. The border is diagonal lines. The swag and tassel borders are great frames for the robust colors and... Click for details

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