Monday, November 20, 2017

weekend auctions

If you like quilts, it was a good weekend for auctions.
A mid-19th century botanical applique quilt from South Carolina was one of two items I won over the weekend at auctions. It was offered by Wooten & Wooten auctioneers in Camden, South Carolina.

The quilt was one of several textile lots in the auction, but the only lot I wanted. It is approximately 74" x 79" and I can't wait to see it in person.

The second quilt was a whimsical piece, most likely made in the first half of the 20th century. It was covered with creatures and critters, and was offered by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries in Maine. The quilt was described as 1920s, but I think it's a bit later than that. The Nile green edge finish may be a good clue.

These photos were from the auction house, the only ones I've got until the quilt arrives. The figures could be appliqued, or they may be drawings with coloring. The grid was visually tied together with a web of dark, chainstitch embroidery.


  1. That top quilt is amazing! Hand quilted and appliquéd; doesn't get much better than that! Not sure about that bottom quilt!!!

  2. I am very curious about the appliqued critters quilt. I have one with a similar feel that was collected in Edgecomb, Maine. Lynn Evans Miller also has one and hers has a lobster and the same diagonal red placement as mine.