Amish Bricks Quilt embellished with floral embroidery. This type of embroidery is usually done by the Amish on pillows or seat cushions; I have not seen it on a quilt. Made of wools with cotton binding and backing; circa 1930. Inner frame cleverly relates to the primary bricks pattern. Mid-west origin, probably Indiana as the feather quilting pattern in the border is most often from that area. Excellent condition; measures 67" x 72".Outer border is more of a gray color than shows on my ...click for details
Variation of a Rose of Sharon quilt with exceptional quilting. Hearts quilted in inner borders. Circles between the roses give this otherwise traditional pattern a whimsical quality. Soft, creamy colors; pristine condition. Backing is the same peach as on the front; totally reversible to a whole cloth quilt on which the quilting is even more prominent. Measures 78" square; circa 1930.
Perky King's Star Crib Quilt with quintessential 1930's fabrics, many of which are feedsacks. Unusual construction in that it is quilted and seems to have batting but has an additional white cotton backing that appears to be original. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 31 1/2" x 32 1/2".
Pristine, unwashed Amish London Roads quilt; probably from Ohio. Multi colors set on a deep blue background. Quilted in inner light blue border are the initials ALM. Also quilted was the the date Feb. 24, 1922; someone pulled out the stitches but the date is still visible. Very well quilted; all cotton. Measures 70" x 72".
Original Tulips pattern quilt combined with a dramatic Streak of Lightning. The floral theme is continued with the print used for the center of nearly every tulip. Excellent condition; well quilted. Measures 82" x 96"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.
This Amish Zig Zag quilt seems to be a unique interpretation. Both the construction and effect it creates are original. Strips of fabric were laid down on in a zig zag pattern. Straight lines were machine quilted, holding down the narrow strips of printed fabrics. The continuous turnings of the strips creates an effect somewhat like ric rac, but in fact it is not.
The structure of the quilt with a center frame on a black ground and multiple borders is traditionally Amish. From that point, nothi ...click for details
Lovely Cake Stand Baskets quilt done in soft pastels of the 1930's. Nicely planned with solid colors for the body of the baskets and prints on the bases and tops. Very good, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Amish Concentric Squares Quilt - or is it Josef Albers? This wonderfully direct homage to the square preceded similar paintings by the famed artist. Heavy, fuzzy wool fabrics in deep, rich colors. Borders on two sides are interesting irregular rectangles. Measures 68" x 80".
Bold pair of appliqued pillow cases from Rarotonga, one of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Fascinating to see the similarity with something that could have been made across the world in the United States in the same time period.
Unwashed condition. Measure 27 3/4" x 20" including edging. Several different embroidery patterns in shaded tones embellish the applique. Circa 1970; Rarotonga.
Fans quilt in colors that look like they've been drawn with crayons. The use of all solid colors makes for a bold image. A little primitive in construction but dynamic nonetheless. Measures 66 x 78"; Maryland origin. Circa 1930.