The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum had an exhibit of antique quilts, 'Past Presence: Antique Quilts that Capture the Imagination'
The exhibit included art quilts, but I chose to feature the antique quilts here. The antique quilts really deserved exhibit headlines.
The quilts are from the collection of Lorie Stubbs. THANK YOU Lorie for so generously sharing your quilts.
"South Carolina Nine-Patch"
83" x 83"
Purchased in Summerville, South Carolina
My photo does not do the fabrics in the quilt justice.
Here's a detail of one nine patch.
Fantastic isn't it?
Note the diagonal machine quilting.
This medallion was in a low light area to protect it.
"Printed Center Medallion Chintz"
93" x 97"
The quilt was purchased in Aspen, Colorado, but the style suggests it was likely made in North or South Carolina.
"Indiana Album Patch Inscribed Quilt"
64" x 77"
The block pattern is also known as Chimney Sweep. The date September 7, 1892 is embroidered in several of the blocks.
Names appear to be family names and related by marriage. Most names are from Washington County, Indiana.
The quilt was purchased in Bloomington, Indiana.
Note the hand embroidery.
64" x 64"
This quilt was purchased in New York City.
Detail of the hand quilting between the baskets.
This pieced medallion was also in the low light area.
"Center Medallion Chintz"
92" x 92"
The maker is unknown, but likely American.
The quilt was purchased in Detroit, Michigan.
"Delectable Mountains with Swag Chintz Borders"
75" x 93"
The quilt was purchased in Boston, Massachusetts.
The style suggests it was likely made in New England.
Left Border Detail
Pieced Block Detail
Pieced Block Detail
"Cesar's Crown Variation"
69" x 82"
The quilt was purchased in Aurora, New York.
It was made by the seller's great-great aunt.
"Nine Patch Variation"
69" x 79"
The block pattern is also known as Puss In The Corner.
A paper attached to the quilt back reads, "Elixa Caroline Lassels wedding dress."
I hope you enjoyed the antique quilts!
Thank you Lorie!