Old Quilts

Collection by Vickie Barton

Vickie Barton
1876 centennial tumbler quilt. Look at those striped fabrics and zigzag pattern!

Charm Quilt #2

1876 centennial tumbler quilt. Look at those striped fabrics and zigzag pattern!

Civil War Era Quilt  on exhibit at the The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Summer Quilt Shows 2012: Antique Quilts

Get Uncle Wiggily to check the air in the tires because it's time for a road trip. Here's a list of summer quilt exhibits in the U.S. California, Folsom Then and Now. Folsom History Museum. Through September 2nd. The 32nd annual antique quilt show and vintage clothing exhibit will showcase quilts in antique to traditional patterns and their contemporary interpretations. The accompanying clothing display will be drawn from the museum's collection of men's styles…

An abolitionist quilt by Deborah Coates of Pennsylvania with the image of a man in chains, the abolitionist symbol----collection Lancaster Museum of Textiles.

Kansas Quilters and Kansas Quilts

As pioneers came west to homestead and create new cities and states, they brought their lives with them. That included their quilts, patterns, needlework and history. So it’s only natural that some of their legacy can be woven together by researching and documenting their quilts. A number of contemporary Kansas authors and quilters have done just that over the last quarter century. In addition, 20th and 21st century quilters have paid homage to their foremothers by either recreating the…

Mariners Compass.  Shelburne Museum

Textiles - Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum was the first museum to exhibit quilts as works of art. The Museum’s historic textile collections have grown to include woven coverlets, needlework, hooked rugs, and printed fabrics from the eighteenth century to the present. The Museum’s American quilts comprise one of the largest and finest museum collection in the country. They are … Continued

A chintz applique and patchworked coverlet, circa 1830

2255: A chintz applique and patchworked coverlet, circa - Apr 01, 2008 | Kerry Taylor Auctions in United Kingdom

A chintz applique and patchworked coverlet, circa 1830, with block and roller printed patches, central mosaic of patc... on Apr 01, 2008

pomegranate Civil War

Free Red and Green Pomegranate Quilt History and Pattern

Red and green quilts were a nineteenth century favorite and the pomegranate was often connected to love and marriage so this could be a wedding quilt.

Date: 1865 - 1875  This multicoloured frame quilt features a Turkey Red Paisley print central square set on point


Secession quilt by Mrs. Green McPhearson, 1861---collection Historic Arkansas Museum