Today's offering is a mostly red quilt but it has some red and green blocks. Dated 1858 and made in New York City for a beloved Sunday School teacher, Sister Esther McAlister. Part of my Sign of the Times Antique Signature Quilt trunk show.
Nice laurel leaves above and a wreath below.
Isn't it an amazing demonstration of the love for their Sunday School teacher!
Can't celebrate the holidays and the Red and Green festival without a Star of Bethlehem. This one is unusual for a couple of reasons, one is the interesting appliques including snowflake shapes, another is the pattern background which blends in with the lighter star fabrics. Sandra Starley Quilt Collection.
Featured in the Antique Stars Trunk Show and the Patterns Through Time Lecture too.
Look at these delicious early fabrics, 1830s and early 1840s.
Rolling Stone signature quilts were very popular in German communities in South Eastern Pennsylvania in the 2nd half of the 19th century (1850-1900). This one is in my collection, Sandra Starley Antique quilt collection and is part of my Antique Signature Quilt Trunk Show as well as my Quilts Stars, Quilt Masterpieces, and Patterns Through Time Lectures/classes.
Here's a close-up of the fabrics and the block for Levi G. Laudermilch. Likely the next generation was using the surname Laudermilk.
This quilt is the only one I've seen so far with an alternating star block.
Such and elegant red and green quilt, this French Star hails from Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Part of the Sandra Starley Antqiue Quilt Collection and shared in my Patterns ThroughTime Lecture as well as my Antique Stars, Quilt Masterpieces Trunk show or quilt study class.
An uncommon pattern, likely due to the fussy piecing and expert skills required to make the pattern.