Bowmansville Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,200.00   

Bowmansville, a small town in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is known for their quilts that are most often Star patterns made of squares. To my knowledge, this variation is unique. The complex and bold overall pattern is made of 1 1/2 inch squares of printed fabrics. The quilt measures 70" square. It is in excellent condition; made circa 1890.      
  
Bowmansville Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Compass Star Quilt: Circa 1880
  Compass Star Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,275.00

This Compass Stars quilt is unusual both for the pattern and the fact that the indigo is used as the ground. More often, one would find a navy pattern on a white ground. Four Patch corner blocks show a nice attention to detail. It is very well quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 76 inches square; made circa 1880.

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675.00  

This is an extremely finely crafted example of one of America's most classic quilt patterns - Barnraising Log Cabin. It is as crisp as the day it was made in the 1880's. It has a wonderful and unusual border. Rather than the more traditional piano key in which all of the strips face the same direction, this divides in the middle of each side to create a V in the center. It is made of a well placed combination of solid and printed fabrics. Measurements are 82" square. Brownstown, Pennsylvania... Click for details
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $695.00

This Quaker silk Herringbone doll quilt makes a dramatic three dimensional pattern. It is made of a combination of solid and printed fabrics. They are in slightly delicate condition as one usually finds with silks. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 17 1/2" x 20". The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; Quaker origin; circa 1870.

Alphabet Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $4,400.00  

Alphabet quilts are rare and in this eye popping color scheme, even more so. A white pattern on a colored ground is the reverse of what one would usually find in any quilt pattern. The stars used for corner blocks add additional "pop". The quilt measures 68" x 80". It is quilted with concentric circles over each letter and straight lines between. Excellent condition. Franklin County, Pennsylvania origin.
Alphabet Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929
  Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929   $975.00

This Airplanes with Eagles quilt pattern was created in 1929 to commemorate Charles Lindberg's 1927 transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island to France. Lindberg flew solo in 33 1/2 hours and became known as The Lone Eagle. The flight made Lindberg an American hero. This quilt alternates pieced airplanes with quilted eagles. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 88".

Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia   $495.00  

Double Wedding Ring was one of the most popular patterns in the 1930's. In almost all instances, it was made primarily with printed fabrics. This solid color example is far more unusual and, to my eye, more sophisticated. It is made with several closely related pinks and blues and the same red and white creating Four Patches in the center. It is nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 96" to the outer edges of the scallops. Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $735.00

Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt with rich jewel tones. It is primarily made of fine wool challis with an occasional strip of silk. The back is also light weight wool. The centers are done in a way not usually seen. The fact that they are divided into triangles works especially well as it continues the diagonal theme of the Straight Furrows. The lower left corner has a variation in the placement of one block. Some would say this is a demonstration of humility in that only God is perfect. There... Click for details

Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875.00  

This wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt is made with a rich variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The maker continued the pattern theme with larger triangles for the inner border. As if she hadn't pieced enough, she continued with a One Patch pattern for the reverse. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 47 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,475.00

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.

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