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All of the quilts that we sell are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. All restorations are noted. We always have many more quilts in stock and can fill your special request. Shelly purchases only extraordinary quilts in excellent condition.

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Condition Listings


Mint: Quilt is unwashed, like new condition. No stains, holes, color fading, or wear. No restorations or repairs. All seams and stitching intact. No batting shift noted.

Excellent: Quilt has never been washed. May have minimal fading or staining. No holes or tears. All stitching and seams are intact. May have some batting shift.

Good: Quilt may have been washed. May have some fading, staining, or discoloration. May have some age appropriate wear to fabric or binding. May have been repaired or restored. May have some loose stitching or open seams. May have a batting shift.

Fair: Quilt has been washed. May have fading, wear, and or staining. May have a small tear or hole. May have loose stitching or open seams. Batting may be shifted or exposed.

Poor: Obvious wear, staining, and or fading noted. May have tears, holes, or fraying. Loose stitching and or open seams may be present.

Quilts for Sale

Great Antique Quilts

Quilts in this Collection:


Log Cabin - Pineapple
Flower Baskets with Bows
Abstract Wool and Velvet Crazy Quilt
Ohio Amish Pieced (Postage Stamps) Doll Quilt - RARE
Pastel Appliqué Crib Quilt
Pennsylvania Amish Bars Doll Quilt - RARE
Touching Stars with Sugar Cone Border
Amish Barn Raising Variation
Abstract Sampler
Tumbling Schoolhouses
Poinsettia Appliqué
Starburst
 

Small Collection from a Friend's Mother

Quilts come to me in so many different ways. This collection is from a friend's mother who was from St. Louis and she collected quilts and other wonderful objects in her area. It is evident from the cotton quilts presented here that the Collector loved quilts with exceptional quilting techniques.

Log Cabin - Pineapple

Log Cabin - Pineapple. C.1880, wools, 76"x70", some deterioration. St Louis, Mo.

Available $750
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Flower Baskets with Bows

Flower Baskets with Bows around the border. Finished with a single row diamond border, an Anne Orr design, c.1935, cottons, bows in the quilting, 80"x96", excellent condition.

Available $950
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Other Great Antique Quilts

Abstract Wool and Velvet Crazy Quilt

Missouri, c. 1910, unknown maker. These quilts were made to be used. Rarely did the maker sign his/her name. They were often called «rough» quilts. The makers rarely adhered to the quilt customs of the day when making these quilts. Therefore the design of many of them appears to be freer and to our modern art eye, they look like contemporary art, though it was not likely that was the intention. Without diaries attesting to intent, we can only guess. Wools, good condition. 66" x 79".

Available $1,300
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Ohio Amish Pieced (Postage Stamps) Doll Quilt - RARE

Ohio, c. 1930, unknown maker. Little girls around the age of four would learn how to stitch clothes and quilts so their dolls would be comfortable. Some of our antique doll quilts have been sewn by children as a learning tool, while others were made by adults and given to the children as a gift. Pieced wools, good condition. 18.5" x 19.5".

Available $2,650
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Pastel Appliqué Crib Quilt

Probably Pennsylvania, c. 1875-1885. Solid colors on white, good condition, some use. 28.5" x 35".

Available $2,100
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Pennsylvania Amish Bars Doll Quilt - RARE

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c. 1925, unknown maker. Amish babies were welcomed with quilts, usually made by their mothers or grandmothers. Today Amish crib or doll quilts are quite rare because they were put to hard use. This one was never used therefore it had to have been deliberately saved by the quilt maker. Pieced wools, good condition. 15" x 15".

Available $4,800
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Touching Stars with Sugar Cone Border

Touching Stars with Sugar Cone Border, Dartt Settlement, PA, c. 1870. Unknown maker. Dartt Settlement, in the Mansfield/Wellsboro area of Tioga County, PA, was named for its first settler, J. M. Dartt, who settled there in 1811. Cotton, quilted 12 stitches per inch, excellent condition, 96" x 71". Crisp, wonderful quilt of the period with unique border treatment.

Available $1,350 $1,100
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Amish Barn Raising Variation

Amish - Strasburg, Illinois, c. 1920. A Barn Raising variation - great graphic, perfect for hanging in a special room. Wools, excellent condition, 82" x 70".

Available $895 $750
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Abstract Sampler

Abstract sampler - Ohio, c. 1890. Small pieces, cottons, probably quilted later, unwashed, 78" x 78". Who can resist this 19th century op-art example? Rare and unusual!!

Available $2,300 $1,950
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Tumbling Schoolhouses

Tumbling Schoolhouses, Ohio, c. 1860. I have never seen a Schoolhouse quilt set up this way. The Teddy Roosevelt (26th president, 1901-1909) embroidered face was probably done after the quilt was made as the dates do not match. This quilt would have gone with me to Japan when I curated the Schoolhouse Exhibition if I had had it then. Cotton, good condition, 78" x 63.5".

Available $2,500 $1,950
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Poinsettia Appliqué

Poinsettia Appliqué - Westerville, Ohio, c. 1850. An optical design in small scale with stuffed berries, a very special example of a popular red and green quilt style from the mid 19th century. Cotton, excellent condition, 72" x 71".

Available $2,600 $2,200
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Starburst

Floral Chintz quilt, appliquéd & pieced, a great example of the period. Features a central star with appliquéd stars surround and wide brown print border. Signed Mary H. Barlow in ink on the back, found in Ohio, c. 1825-1840. Extraordinarily large: at the time it was made, beds often had trundles and were very tall. Excellent condition; 106" x 128."

Available $2,700 $2,300
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