Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (111)


Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $1,075   

Both positioning of the Stars as well as the placement of color make this Touching Stars quilt especially vibrant. The deep indigo center of each block repeated in the tip contributes to the bursting effect. Each white block is well quilted with a wreath pattern. The border is a brilliant continuation of the diamonds that make up the stars. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measurements are 71" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1930's.      
  
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $575

Soft colors make this Six Point Stars quilt perfect for sweet dreams. The stars are a combination of solid and printed fabrics set in hexagons. The background is a very light shade of lavender that makes the hexagonal blocks "pop". It is well quilted with four lobed pinwheels. The backing is also lavender making for a totally reversible quilt. Two opposing ends have scalloped edges. The quilt measures 75" to the widest part of the scallops x 93". Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma   $1,675  

This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very... Click for details
Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma
Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918: Wisconsin
  Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918: Wisconsin   $7,800

Nothing could be more of the moment than this patriotic flag quilt depicting Old Glory. It was most likely made either for the admission of Arizona into statehood on February 14, 1912 or during World War I which took place from 1914 - 1918. In either case, its timelessness remains. The quilt is beautifully executed with the stripes truly having the appearance of blowing in the wind. The flagpole is done with considerable detailing and the tassel wrapped around it is exceptional. Quilting is... Click for details

Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400  

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $685.00

This Nine Patch quilt actually forms two additional patterns. Triangles in the corners of the off blocks create Octagons and the joining of the peach triangles on diagonals creates an Hourglass pattern as well. The quilt is a beautiful shade of peach, not often seen. It is softer in color than appears on my monitor. It is nicely quilted with diamonds in the white octagons and diagonal lines in the triple border. Measurements are 80" x 90", workable on several size beds. Maryland origin; made... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825  

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This patriotic Shields quilt is unusual in both pattern and size. It measures 58 inches square. The quilt is from Hometown, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County) and was probably made at the time of World War I. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are a few light smudges in the border that can likely be removed with washing. The background is made of several different white cotton fabrics. The border is quilted with concentric chevrons that may have been intended as Victory V's. The... Click for details

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

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