This page will offer quilts that can be signature quilts, autograph quilts, signed quilts, inscribed quilts, stamped quilts, dated quilts, group quilts, quilts by organizations, family quilts, commerative quilts and album quilts. One often thinks of the old quilting bee where friends and sometimes family gathered and quilted to catch up on events and be social. This was often a time to share and enjoy the company of other women generally and sometimes a place where the young girls would try their first attempt at quilting. I have often heard of the stories where after a less accomplished quilter or one where the eyesight may not have been great would leave for the day, then one of the others may take out stitches if they weren't up to the standards of the others! Sometimes too these quilts were made for special people that were leaving the community such as a preacher as they often moved from town to town. Sometimes they were made as fund raisers.
Offering this exceptional floral applique quilt, a Crocus Floral Applique, in unused condition, looks to be mint and has had one bath. The hand quilting is fine at 11-13 spi and be sure to look at the images to see the quality workmanship. Several quilting patterns on this quilt. This is an unusal pattern as it is one I just have not seen throughout the years. It is also a dated quilt and there are initials along with the 1941 date embroidered on the bottom edge of the quilt. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. This is also a very large quilt with a generous size of 77x101 inches. Ohio
This is a fabulous chintz quilt that is in fabulous condition. Looks unused and has never been washed. The glaze is still on the chintz. Circa 1830's and the size is 100x108, another detail of an early quilt. A wholecloth quilt that is all hand quilted at a nice 7 spi. Signed on the backside corner note attached,, Catherine P Evans. This name could be researched. These quilts of this age don't come along frequently and especially in this condition. For the binding the back was neatly turned to the front and hand stitched down and oh so narrow. Acquired in the NE USA. Originally in a quilt collectors estate, so unsure where she acquired it. Again,,,, this quilt would be considered excellent or even mint in terms of conditon. I see no wear or damage.