Catalogue: Quilts (515)


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
Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  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

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
Rising Suns Quilt with Applique: Circa 1840; New York
Eye of God Quilt with Greek Key Border: Circa 1920; Pa.
  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

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 Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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 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
Mennonite Wreath Applique Quilt and Matching Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $3,950

This Mennonite quilt from Lancaster, Pennsylvania takes the traditional Oakleaf pattern to an entirely new level. The five Oakleaf blocks alternate with diamond blocks that create a continuous overall pattern when seen from afar. Double sawtooth borders create the effect of the Tree Everlasting pattern. The quilt is in excellent; unwashed condition. It is well quilted with wreaths in the green blocks and cable patterning in the wide green border. Stitching in the red blocks echoes the appliqued... Click for details

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
  Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details

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