Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Patriotic American Flag Quilt Titled "Stars and Stripes Forever"   Inquire for Price   

This fabulous 48 star Patriotic quilt has the embroidered title "Stars and Stripes Forever." The stripes of the flag are created in an unusual way. Rather than using horizontal strips, the maker made her work much more difficult by using short diagonal strips. It gives something of the effect of the flag waving in the breeze.The indigo border, rarely seen in patriotic quilts, beautifully sets off the flag. In the upper right hand corner are appliqued and embroidered images of Betsy Ross;... Click for details      
  
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Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio
  Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio   $2,250

This Ohio Stars quilt also goes by the name of Variable Stars. It is exquisitely quilted. From a distance, it looks as though the quilted wreaths are trapunto but when one feels it, it is apparent that they are not actually stuffed. Measurements are 64" x 72"; excellent condition. Made circa 1870's; Ohio origin.

Wool Pennants Quilt   $2,400  

This original piece of textile nostalgia is made of pennants from points of interest primarily in the eastern United States and several in Canada. In addition, pennants from Dartmouth; N.Y.U; Notre Dame and the Coast Guard are included. Perhaps they were collected during one's travels from Florida to Maine. Regardless of how they were assembled, they were put together to make a strong graphic statement in terms of color and design. Measures 53" x 108".
Wool Pennants Quilt
Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners. The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250  

This densely pieced quilt can be considered either a Philadelphia Pavement or Irish Chain pattern. Gradations of color add wonderful depth to this fine quilt. Nine Patch corner blocks are further evidence of the maker's attention to detail It is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 77" x 80"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600

This Victorian Courthouse Steps Log Cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of light and dark. The Fans pattern border is the perfect frame for the Log Cabin design. The quilt is mounted and stretched in a plexiglass frame measuring 60" x 62". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

This Birds in the Air quilt is delicately made with small, well pieced triangles. The use of three different size triangles contributes to the effect of birds in flight. The quilt measures 66" x 79". It is well quilted with a diamonds pattern throughout. Condition is excellent; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695

This classic Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful combination of light weight wools. The solid red and variety of blues are especially effective in creating the diagonal light and dark. Some of the small centers are made of more than one piece, giving a nice quirky touch. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are two tiny holes in one of the red logs but no other condition flaws. The backing is also a fine wool. Measurements are 70" square; Lancaster County,... Click for details

Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

This Lone Star is beautifully offset on a fire red background. The soft colors of the star contrast well with the very strong background. The brown used only for the center star makes a great focus. The body of the quilt is stitched with a pattern of diamonds and a cable in the border. The backing is a bars pattern in red and green calico. It is reversible to this side making for an entirely different quilt. Measurements are 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $1,285

This Trip Around the World quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. It was clearly packed away and totally unused. The outer border is a tremendous fire engine red with white stitching for the cable quilting pattern. The blocks are small with each square measuring just1 1/2" to a side. The colors are beautifully placed combining solid and printed fabrics. The backing is made of two fabrics that are the same floral print in two different color ways. It is pieced to form... Click for details

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