Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Malaga, Ohio
72 x 72 inches
Fresh to the Market!
Linda Reuther bought this quilt in the mid 1970's from a woman in Ohio who had found it, without any provenance, in an antique shop. Linda has owned now for over 30 years.
It is for sale for the first time since then.
Linda has always called this one her "Desert Quilt."
The quilt was then in these colors when she bought it 30 + years ago, and
. we suspect they are not
the original shades;
the colors have likely mellowed to a most appealing combination.
If the colors have faded, they have done so evenly throughout the quilt.
Made in the final third of the 19th century, circa 1880, this quilt is a complex variation of "Feathered Star," each block with a Sunflower Center.
The skilled and inventive quilt maker also added
Lightning Streak borders
which adds to the "Southwest" feel.
She was also did great hand quilting in dense 1/2 inch grids,
covering every square inch of this wonder.
Fine, even stitches weigh in at about 9 to 10 per inch (counting one side only)
Separately bound in white cotton.
Sturdy condition, flat, square and lightweight.
Some very minor discolorations here and there ~ barely visible
Fresh and clean ~ professionally washed and blocked recently.
From the Mary Strickler's Quilt Collection