Catalogue: Quilts (470)


Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,475   

This Streak of Lightning quilt is most unusual in its construction. It is made with small triangles, more reminiscent of an Ocean Waves than the usual Streak of Lightning. It is exquisitely quilted with detailed wreaths and hearts in each white block. It is made with a beautifully coordinated selection of printed fabrics. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 82" x 96": Pennsylvania origin. Made 1870's.      
  
Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania   $4,200  

This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania. It is in... Click for details
Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania
Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later. The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered. There is a little bit of popping to the red sawtooth border as shown in... Click for details

Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed.... Click for details
Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland
  Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland   $695

This classic Album Patch quilt is made with a beautiful selection of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. A rich paisley print is used for most of the sashing and pulls together the many other printed fabrics. A related paisley print is used both within the quilt and as an anchoring border. The quilt has a hole in the back about the size of a fifty cent piece that does not go through to the front. There is light staining on the back and several inches of separation between the... Click for details

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