Quilts for Sale
Great Antique Quilts
Two outstanding Marie Webster designed quilts in great condition. Both come from the same family. This is the Marie Webster year - The Indianapolis Museum of Art has an outstanding exhibition of Marie Webster quilts and ephemera. "A Joy Forever: Marie Webster Quilts" is the name of the exhibition at Indianapolis Museum of Art, www.imamuseum.org, March 4, 2016 - January 8, 2017. This exhibition celebrates the legacy of Marie Daugherty Webster (1859-1956), who is considered one of the leading designers in the history of early 20th-century quilt making. Born and raised in Indiana, Webster designed and made her first appliqued quilt in 1909. In the following years, her quilts were featured in Ladies' Home Journal, which brought her international fame and recognition. The exhibition consists of 25 appliquéd quilts designed and made by Marie Webster, which date from 1909-1930, 13 patterns, and original pages from Ladies' Home Journal. Marie Daugherty Webster's scrapbook are also displayed.Visit the Bret Waller Gallery from June 24 to September 4, 2016 to see Dialogues: Contemporary Responses to Marie Webster Quilts, a SAQA juried exhibition of approximately 27 small scale contemporary quilts inspired by Marie Webster quilts.
Bunnies Crib Quilt
c. 1950. Cotton 46 1/2" x 64". 100% cotton solids, cotton embroidery floss, hand appliqued, embroidered and quilted, machine assembled, good to very good condition, made from a kit. Present owner received quilt from her parents. It is thought to be made by the same maker as the French baskets quilt, Sadie Black in Mazomanie, WI.
French Baskets Quilt
Cotton, 85" x 87", unused condition, hand appliqued, pieced and quilted, 100% cotton solids and prints, excellent quilting and many quilting motifs. Signed on back: "French Basket Sadie Black 1936." Made by present owner's paternal grandmother in Mazomanie, WI.
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.
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".
Pastel Appliqué Crib Quilt
Probably Pennsylvania, c. 1875-1885. Solid colors on white, good condition, some use. 28.5" x 35".
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".
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
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
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
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
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