|This quilt, c. 1840, came from an eBay seller in Baltimore, Maryland|
|This stamp is available for the Holidays through Zazzle|
|My first antique quilt was red, white, and green. c. 1850, Kentucky|
|c. 1840, eastern U.S., possibly NJ|
|Crossroads, c. 1870|
"Red, green and white are the natural colors of winter in Northern Europe, where most of our Christmas traditions originated," said McCloskey. "White snow provides clear contrast with evergreens and red holly berries." She also pointed out the significance of the colors in Christian liturgy. Green stands for eternal life, red for passion and the blood of Christ, and white for purity and new beginnings.
|Rooster Album, 1868, Hannah J. Swin, NJ|
|Star, c. 1900|
|New York Beauty, c. 1940|
So, the topic is still open for discussion. What do you think? Was and is there special significance in red, white and green quilts?