Catalogue: Quilts (509)


Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $7,800   

Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border. An identical quilt is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum and is attributed to a member of Alverda H. Hoffman Herb family; Berk's county... Click for details      
  
Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

This Pinwheels crib quilt is set up in such a way that it creates an additional pattern of Streak of Lightning with the sashing. It is made with a very Pennsylvania combination of calico fabrics. The sawtooth border is a nice follow through of the triangle theme of the interior of the quilt. There are several very light spots of some color loss on the peach fabric that are visible with close examination but they are very minor. The back is made of different fabrics than the front that are pieced... Click for details

Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $775  

This classic Lone Star (aka Star of Texas or Star of Bethlehem) quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The solid colors add punch to the dramatic pattern. The scalloped edge, in addition to the elaborate quilting, adds softness to this very bold design. Measurements are 84" x 86" to the outside edges of the scallops; pristine condition. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1920.
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Midwest Amish Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920
  Midwest Amish Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,685

This Double Nine Patch quilt is artfully laid out. Cherry red corners hug the Nine Patch blocks that are more muted in tone. It is nicely quilted with flower filled wreaths in the brown blocks and a cable pattern in the border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is primarily cotton;the blue inner border is wool. Measurements are 70" x 84"; made 1920's. Definitely Amish; probably from Ohio.

Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

At first glance, this Hexagons pattern may look like Seven Sisters. With a closer look, it is evident that these blocks are filled with triangles, not the stars of Seven Sisters. It appears that the maker created a unique design. It is made with an extensive variety of printed fabrics with solid red and orange drawing attention to each of the centers. Measurements are 62" x 78". It is is very good, unwashed condition. There is an area of several inches of color loss on the border. The pattern is... Click for details
Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,085

It's interesting to see how such a successful pattern is made entirely of different size triangles. The quilting patterns repeat the triangles theme. Both the pattern and colors make this a very strong graphic. In case it is not evident on all monitors, the off blocks are dark brown. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Mariner's Compass Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860   $3,650  

This pieced Center Medallion quilt has a wonderful assortment of fabrics and patterns that are beautifully blended. The Mariner's Compass is not often seen as the focus of a Center Medallion quilt. It is surrounded by a variety of triangles, then Pinwheels and a Delectable Mountains Border on three sides with Pinwheels on the fourth. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing appears to be a home dyed fabric. Measurements are 86" x 93"; probably Virginia origin.
Mariner's Compass Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $835

This Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is an American classic. It has a very nice variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The logs are a desirable small scale. The red and green outer borders are good complements to the interior fabrics. It is well quilted with cable patterns in the borders. Mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x82": Pennsylvania origin.

Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,295  

This Star of Bethlehem crib quilt is a wonderful miniature of the classic starburst design. Whole and half stars perfectly surround the central star making a dense design. The fabrics are all strong and intact but there is some discoloration around the outer border. Measurements are 39 1/2" square. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $495

Unlike many Bowtie quilt patterns, this charming crib quilt has an unusual positive/negative effect. While the primary Bowties are blue, one can also see the white blocks as echoing them. Several different, very closely related solid blue fabrics were used. The border is nicely quilted with overlapping circles. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 33 1/2" x 36 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

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