Barbara Brackman responded to my email this morning by sending me a link to an image that is so similar to the image on two of the five quilts that I exclaimed in delight! See the iron image below sold at a Cowan Auction in 2009.
You can see it at Cowan Auctions here: http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=68061
According to the auction details, it is late 19th century, sheet iron, with traces of green paint and was originally mounted on the Red Men's Lodge in Tucson, Ohio. It stands 22" high x 18" wide.
Now look at some of the quilt blocks again:
|from a dealer in Pennsylvania|
|from a dealer in Howard, Ohio|
The other three quilts resemble the Mayan figure more in my opinion that I showed you in my previous post, but my guess is that they too may have been created as a result of association with members of a Red Men Lodge.
We will probably never know for sure but do notice that the headdress on each of the five quilts contains five prongs, i.e. feathers.
Again, if you spot any more quilts in this pattern, please let me know.