Monday, December 25, 2017

Antique Whig Rose/ Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt - 31 Days of Antique Quilt Treasures

I adore this charming bird with teeeeeny tail feathers
 He and several of his friends are decorating a wonderful antique crib quilt featuring one large Whig Rose block. I would call this block a Whig Rose because of the 4 leaf spikes (rooster combs) around the center floral which you don't see on a Rose of Sharon.
Be it Rose of Sharon, Whig Rose, Democrat Rose, Ohio Rose, California Rose, English Rose, or Flower of Paradise, early quilters were inspired by the Bible, romance, politics, and nature, to create this most popular group of appliqué patterns.
I've researched and written about the history of the pattern and if you'd like to learn more about this quilt pattern, please visit
This quilt is part of my Birds and Blooms trunk show available for your next quilt show, guild meeting, or special event.


  1. This is one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing it.

  2. I recall seeing your Birds and Blooms trunk show at HMQS one year. It was great!
    Where do you store your vast collection of quilts?


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