This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This richly colored LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with fine wool challis on the front and back.
The blue print of the off blocks is arranged so as to give the effect of diagonal lines throughout the quilt.
Sewn to the quilt is a note that reads "Made in the year 1877 by my mother Clara Kerr Thorne Mrs. MIlls Bratton My Mother". This is a little confusing but I believe Mrs. Bratton is the daughter of the maker.
Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 65" x 78". There is a s ...click for details
This exceptional Bullseye Quilt is one of a handful known. All were made in the tiny town of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania in Berks County. In the 2010 census, Lenhartsville had a population of 165.
At this point, it is unknown who made these quilts. Each has a slight variation in colors and patterns around the central bullseye. All have an inner diamond border. Was it one family who "owned" this pattern or was it passed around the village? It is a fascinating question waiting to be ans ...click for details
This Ohio Amish One Patch doll quilt reminds me of a Paul Klee painting. One row of squares is just off center enough to make it really interesting. The rich colors contrast well with the lighter squares and border. Quilted in diagonal lines with brown thread. Made of cottons. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 9 5/8" x 11 3/4".
This Princess Feather is beautifully quilted with a clamshell pattern.
The center of each Feather has the unusual feature of a Lemoyne Star. Whether intentional or not, the white areas around it create the look of a flower. The border continues the Feather theme with the addition of individual leaves.
It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 86" x 88". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This Joseph's Coat Quilt has all the bells and whistles one looks for in this typically Lancaster County pattern. It repeats seven stripes of the most desirable colors with a diagonal stripe border. Each color is well quilted with a different pattern. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a brown and red print shown in the last thumbnail. Measurements are 79" x 80"; circa 1880.
The placement of color gives this Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt more than its basic Light and Dark pattern. The light grays form a diamond around the maroon corners. The flame red centers and inner border add bounce to the entire piece. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. It is made of medium weight wools with a cotton back. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 70" x 73"; excellent condition.
This One Patch Charm Quilt is more than its name. The blocks are set on point and colors are used to create a Nine Patch Center Diamond. The term Charm Quilt refers to one in which no fabric is repeated. Many are very similar but on close examination, it is evident that they are not the same.
This quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurement are 70" x 76". Oley valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it?
The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78". It is in ...click for details
This strippy quilt is a wonderful take off on Chinese Coins. The strips are mostly rectangular but have a lot of variety adding squares, triangles and irregular shapes. The quilt is made of a fabulous variety of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. The background fabric is a small paisley print and the reverse is a print with hops. It is in unwashed, pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 68" x 84".