From Steve Kane Quilts and Folk Art. Made about 1880, in Pennsylvania.
68 inches by 68 inches. Two-thirds of all Pennsylvania Quilts are Square. This colorful red, green and yellow Quaker Print BOW TIES pattern Quilt is masterfully made with expert piecing and quilting.
NOTE: The "Star" pattern quilting in the yellow print fabric between the green and red prints of the featured pattern. These are some of the favorite colors of Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania quiltmakers.These "Quaker Print" fabrics were famous in America and abroad where they achieved popularity as Liberty of London prints. The BOW TIES Quilt is nicely bound with an olive green binding and has a solid off-white backing. The 68 inch by 68 inch size makes this a suitable for framing or hanging size.
I've often hung this quilt during the December holidays through into the Spring holidays. THE ANTIQUE AMERICAN QUILT reflects the appeal of the idiosyncratic art and tradition produced by anonymous American women - unsung artisans who created bold, pleasant, expressive designs, who used multiple image before Op Art, bold shapes before Hard Edge and mixed forms before Abstraction. As seamstress and pioneer, homemaker and practioner of the domestic arts, the American woman made thousands of quilts with a magical artistic handiwork which covered beds in households across the American continent. Made with skill, patience and love these genuine American patchwork quilts are as unique to the textile arts of the world as the Paisley of Kashmir.
Although "piecing" was common in the near east and even China, and "quilting" was practiced variously around the Mediterranean, it is the combination of these two techniques that identifies the American Quilt Tradition. The item "BOW TIES Quilt c.1880s, PA, 68 x 68 Quaker Prints" is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 2012. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts".
The seller is "notl2873" and is located in Woodside, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.