Sunday, February 26, 2012

Patriotic Quilts - Stars & Stripes

Oh, Say Can you See....

Wow! Guess what came up on Stairs Auctioneers & Apprisers site today!  A very rare quilt! You can see the details by clicking here.  Stairs Auctioneers & Apprisers sales are held at their auction house at 549 Warren Street, with two spacious floors of exhibition space in the historic city of Hudson, NY surrounded by over sixty antique shops, galleries and restaurants. What's not to love about this location!  Just wish it were closer instead of a cross-country airplane ride.

Barbara Brackman wrote about the TWIN to this quilt in one of her Civil War blog posts.  Click here to see Barb's whole post. The quilt below is in the Smithsonian collection.

You can see more quilts from the Smithsonian collection by clicking here.

AQSG member Sharon Fulton Pinka also wrote an article about additional research she has done on this pattern. You can read that in the Fall 2011 issue of Blanket Statements, the quarterly newsletter of AQSG.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, C.Y.Thompson Library has the entire run of back issues of Blanket Statements.  You can't check out the actual physical issues on inter-library loan but photo-copies of individual articles are probably available on request for a fee.  Anyone who can access inter-library loan through their local library would have access so if you would like to read more about this particular quilt pattern's history, check with your local library for Issue #105, Fall 2011 of Blanket Statements published by the American Quilt Study Group.

Meanwhile, keep those needles flying so that future quilt historians will have your quilts to study some day!

KarenQuilt in the Islands~


  1. WOW!...what a great find...I love the leaf quilting in the must have been a real beauty before it "aged"

  2. O I love it. Wish it was mine. I am working on my own quilt of a similar style. Mine is just a top now..............I need to hand quilt it. Thanks for this link. I enjoyed it.