Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author

Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania

Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1329766
 $4,200 
$4200.

This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are several very light, inconsequential smudges. It is nicely quilted including a cable pattern throughout the border. Measurements are 66" x 76".