Catalogue: Quilts (519)


Mennonite X's Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $395   

Very bold Mennonite quilt in which the black X's truly appear to be superimposed upon the red and green hourglasses. Interior is light wool; border is cotton. Several tiny holes in the wool do not detract from the impact. Measures 74" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.      
  
Mennonite X's Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Flower Garden Chair Pad: Ca. 1900; Pa.
  Mennonite Flower Garden Chair Pad: Ca. 1900; Pa.   $225

Were it not for the trapezoidal shape of this Grandmother's Flower Garden, one would mistake it for a doll quilt rather than the chair pad it is. Hexagons are appliqued to the backing. Wool; two small breaks in the fabric show the paper foundations of the hexagons. Beautiful colors are well planned and create a "fence" around the flower gardens. Pennsylvania Mennonite; circa 1900. Measures 16" x 17 3/4" at its largest.

Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio   $2,950  

This strong Star Spangled Banner quilt is further emboldened by the use of solid color fabrics as well as the large size of the quilt. What is now a warm grey probably began as green. It has oxidized evenly and the color is very pleasing. The star motif is repeated in with LeMoyne stars in quilting. Sawtooth border is an excellent continuation of the triangles making up the stars. Unwashed condition. Measures 91" square; Ohio origin.
Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $975

Chinese Coins quilt done in a most unusual palette for the medium heavy wools with which it is made. Soft pastels are not the norm for wool comforters. Pristine condition. Lovely fabrics with soft texture and patterning; satin blanket binding. Measures 70" x 78": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $975  

This unusual geometric quilt can be seen in several ways. Vertically, the large blocks look like giant Hourglass patterns. Horizontally, they look like stylized Baskets. In either case, it is an imaginative pattern, well executed. Unwashed condition with several minor age spots. Measures 70" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890. A note pinned to the quilt says it was "pieced by Grandmother Haines - signed Grace Woodbury".
Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910
  Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910   $725

Bow Tie pattern quilt unusually set in Four Patch blocks. Great combination of vibrant colors gives this a harlequin feel. Unwashed condition. Bow Tie blocks are quilted in straight lines; the solid blocks are quilted with diagonal lines, all contributing to the sense of vibrancy and movement of the quilt. Measures 77" x 81"; circa 1910.

Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

It's difficult to say whether or not the maker of this Fifteen Point Lone Star Quilt set out to make this pattern or whether it got out of control. In either case, it is likely unique. It is interesting that five point stars surround the central image and the overall star essentially has five sides. So maybe this was all intentional? Unwashed, immaculate condition. Wonderful selection of fabrics. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania
  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850

Elegant Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt with glazed chintz border. Unwashed condition; one area of faint discoloration but essentially excellent condition. Several slightly different printed fabrics used for the lighter areas. Backing fabric, shown in last thumbnail photo, is most likely home dyed. Measures 82" x 108". Circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Illustrated in "The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form" by Elise Schebler Roberts.

Pinwheels Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $335  

Four Hourglass blocks are combined to create a Pinwheel pattern in this lovely 1920's doll quilt. Excellent condition. Well scaled to the size of the piece, including the cable quilted border. Measures 28 1/2" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
Pinwheels Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880
  Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880   $3,975

Bold and "Dutchy" Sampler Quilt with both traditional blocks and original interpretations. Colors wonderfully arranged to set off the four central squares. Excellent condition; a tiny amount of discoloration on one block visible in thumbnail photo. Measures 82" square; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.

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