This is a sampling of some of the antique quilts that we currently have in our inventory and are available for sale.
8 Pointed Star Quilt
This is a fabulous quilt from 1821 that is signed and dated by the lady that made it. It measures 96 x 98" plus it has a 3" strip of handmade lace on each side and the bottom plus an added strip of white linen fabric. The side strips of linen are 4" wide and the bottom strip is 9" wide. These were added to have it fit onto a 4 post bed with drops. This quilt is completely hand pieced and hand quilted with 22 stitches per inch. This is a museum quality quilt that has some of the best hand quilting we have seen in the 40 + years of buying and selling antique quilts. It has been appraised by 3 national quilt appraiser and they all agree that they have never seen another quilt of this quality except at the quilt museum in Paducah, KY. The pink fabric has a printed pattern of small yellow flowers and green leaves but the dyes used for these colors was acidic and this has caused the fabric to deteriorate where these colors were used leaving very small holes in the pink fabric that look like small white flowers but is actually the cotton batting inside the quilt. The hand quilting on this quilt is extremely dense with the finest quilting at 22 stitches per inch covering the entire surface of this quilt.
Civil War Nine Patch Quilt
This is a great civil war quilt from 1860- 1880's. It is 74" x 79" in size and is in excellent condition for a quilt of this age. It has a cotton batting and it has been completely hand pieced and hand quilted. This quilt is a great sampler of the various fabrics of this age. All fabrics are 100% cotton. The backing fabric is a great striped fabric and does have 3 very small tears as shown in the picture. A truly wonderful quilt that has survived for over 160 years.
Square In A Square Quilt
This is a fantastic pre-civil war quilt from 1835 - 1860. It measures 68" x 78" and is made with 100% cotton fabrics and has a cotton batting. There are a number of different overdyed greens and double cinnamon pink fabrics used in this quilt. It is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. It is in excellent condition with no stains, tears or fading.
Pomegranate and Rose Quilt
A very old quilt from 1850- 1870. It is made of 100% cotton fabrics and has a cotton batting. It is 80" x 73" but has 6" turned under on one end that makes it a total size of 80" x 95". This pomegranate and rose quilt has been completely hand appliqued and hand quilted with extremely fine and dense hand quilting at 22 stitches per inch. It is in very good condition but it does have some stains from storage and there is one very small tear as shown in the pictures. A great very old quilt that is a true sample of the very fine hand quilting done in this age prior to the civil war.
Broken Star Quilt
A Broken Star pattern quilt from the 1920-1930's. It measures 80" x 92" in size and is made of 100% cotton fabrics and has a cotton batting. It is completely hand pieced and hand quilted with 14 - 16 stitches per inch. It is in excellent condition with no wear or fading but it does have one small stain as shown in the picture. This is a very large quilt for this age and has a great range of colors and great hand quilting.
Embroidered Peacock Quilt
A beautiful hand embroidered and hand quilted peacock quilt from the 1920's. This is a whole cloth hand embroidered quilt with excellent hand quilting with 14-16 stitches per inch. It is in mint condition with no wear, stains or fading. A beautiful work of art done by an exceptional hand quilter. It is 100% cotton fabrics and a cotton batt. It measures 72" x 84" in size.
Patchwork Scrap Quilt
A wonderful old patchwork scrap quilt with a great assortment of fabrics from the 1830's to the 1880's. It measures 80" x 88" and has a wool batting and both 100% cotton fabrics and some silk and cotton blends from France or England. Made up of 4" squares including madder browns, overdyed greens, turkey reds, indigo blues, double cinnamon pinks, black and white mourning prints and many more. It is in excellent overall condition but it does have one square of tan silk/cotton fabric at the edge of the quilt that has shattered as shown in the last picture. It is machine pieced and tied with yellow yarn.
1920's Indian Wedding Ring Quilt
This is a 1900 - 1920's Indian Wedding Ring pattern quilt. It measures 74 x 86 inches. It has all cotton batting and all fabric is 100% cotton. It is machine pieced and hand quilted with 12 stitches per inch. It is made of muslin and a blue cotton fabric. The back and the binding are the same solid blue color. The quilt is in excellent condition with no tears or worn spots or fading. A truly remarkable quilt that has survived in this great condition for 100 years.
This Civil War era quilt is made up of madder brown fabrics and rust colored fabrics. It has a backing fabric of a cream background with a pattern of browns, rust and black. It is a criss cross or variation of an album block pattern. The criss cross pattern was a popular pattern used in the early to mid 1800's. The fabrics date from the 1840's to the 1860's. The blocks are all hand pieced. All fabrics are 100% cotton. It has a cotton batting and is tied with white yarn. Each square is 8" in size and the laterals are 4.5" wide. It measures 84 x 88". It has some light stains from age and usage and it also has 2 blocks with split seams. The edge binding has wear and has some holes in places.
This is a fantastic old quilt from the late 1800's. It has fabrics from the 1860's to the 1880's. There are marvelous fabrics in copper toned madders, madder browns, rust, red browns, over dyed greens, grey, red, blue, and early purples. The borders are in double pink or cinnamon pink fabric. It is 66 x 86" and has a cotton batting. It is hand quilted with 12 to 14 stitches per inch. The backing is a small floral print (see picture). The only wear is on one brown block that has a small tear in one piece of the pattern. This quilt is a marvelous piece of history that has survived in excellent condition. From the condition, it has seen very little usage.
An excellent 1880's quilt done in the Indian Wedding Ring pattern. It measure 72" x 84" in size. Each block is 10" square with 4.5" laterals. The laterals are a double pink fabric and the blocks made of various calico prints of 100% cotton fabrics from the 1860 to the 1880's. It has a cotton batting and is machine pieced and hand quilted. The quilting is done on the diagonal every 2". The backing fabric is a rose and white small swirl pattern. There are two small stains, one .5 x 1" stain in the white center square at one corner block and a 1 x 2" stain in the adjoining half block. There is a small .75" tear in the black striped fabric of one partial triangle at the edge of the quilt in the same half block. There is one seam on one of the triangle pieces that need to be restitched. It is in excellent condition for a quilt of this age.
A beautiful warm Nine Patch scrap quilt from the 1940 to 1950 period. It measures 65 x 78" in size and is in excellent condition having had very little usage with no tears or fading. It is entirely hand pieced and hand quilted with 12 -14 stitches per inch. It has a cotton batting and is made of 100% cotton fabrics. The backing is the same muslin fabric as shown in the binding. This quilt just emits a warm and happy feeling.
A truly great 1940's Fan Quilt that has never been used or washed. The pencil lines for quilting are still visible on the muslin fabric. It was hand pieced and hand quilted with 14 - 16 stitches per inch. It measures 72" x 89" and has a cotton batting and all fabrics are 100% cotton. The backing fabric is the same muslin as used on the front. Each fan block measures 7" square. This is truly a rare quilt that has never been used and has very excellent hand quilting.
Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt
This is a fantastic 1930's Flower Garden Quilt that measures 68" x 88" and is in excellent condition. It is made of 1.5" hexagons that are all hand pieced and hand quilted with 12 stitches per inch. It has a cotton batting and all fabrics are 100% cotton. The edges have been finished off with a straight edging. The backing is muslin fabric. This quilt has had very little use and is in near mint condition.
A very early pre-civil war quilt done in a large block pattern of 36 patches. Each block is 16" square with 3" laterals and a 7" border. The fabrics are 100% cotton and are 2 different overdyed greens, 2 different yellows and madder browns and a blue from the 1830's to the 1850's period. It is entirely hand pieced and hand quilted with 12 stitches per inch with a cotton batting. It is a large quilt measuring 90" x 90" in size. It is in excellent condition with no fading or wear. This quilt may have never been used or used very little due to its near mint condition.
This is a wonderful old quilt from about 1860 to 1880. It is a red and white pinwheel pattern with a flying geese inside border. The pinwheel and muslin blocks are 4 1/2" square. The muslin blocks each have a flower quilted in them with red thread. It is hand quilted with 14 to 16 stitches per inch. It has a cotton batting and all fabrics are 100% cotton. It is in excellent condition with no holes or stains or fading.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt
This is a marvelous Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern quilt. It is an unusual elongated flower garden pattern instead of the usual round pattern. It is a very large quilt as it measures 80 x 116". The 1 3/4" hexagons that were used in the pattern are mainly from old feed sack fabrics. They are on a yellow background. It has a cotton batting. The backing is a calico fabric in gold, orange, blue, brown and navy with a border of a pale yellow fabric. The hexagons are all hand pieced and hand quilted with 8 to 10 stitches per inch. It is in excellent condition with no stains or tears or fading.
A crazy quilt from the 1870 - 1900 period made of silks, wool, taffeta, lace, etc. It is hand pieced and hand quilted using various embroidery stitches. It is 62" x 75" and is in excellent condition. It does have the start of three holes where the silk fabric is starting to shred. The center block has the names Jerome and Dorthy embroidered on it and 2 other blocks have Papa and Mamma embroidered on them. It also has a written appraisal from a national quilt appraiser in the amount of $550.00 from several years ago.
A beautiful 1930's Yo-Yo quilt made of 100% cotton fabrics of both solid colors and calicos. It measures 72" x 86" and each Yo-Yo is 1 1/8" (1.125) in diameter. It has over 3700 hand pieced Yo-Yo's in this quilt. It also has a separate Yo-Yo pillow sham with the quilt. It is made of 225 Yo-Yo's and has a white cotton backing for the Yo-Yo's and the back of the sham is a pale orange cotton sateen material. These are both in excellent condition with no wear or stains.