This is an appliqued summer spread, Poinsettia with Grapes and Grape Leaves. It consists of nine 18" blocks with flowers, grapes, and leaves. The sashing is 4 1/2"with red appliques at the intersections. There is no filling, backing, or binding. The outside edge of the border is turned under and stitched. This is c. 1860.
This next one is a pieced quilt. The pattern is called Borrow and Return, which is a new one on me. It consists of 35 blocks of tan print cotton pieced with four half round pieces of blue lattice fabric. You can see that the maker kind of mixed things up in one corner. ;) The binding is plain cream, and the backing is a madder brown floral, which I somehow missed getting a picture of.
This is a pieced and tied, silk and taffeta Tumbling Blocks quilt with a silk and taffeta prairie point border. The edging is 5/8" purple bias ribbon machine stitched with red thread. It has a bright red wool backing. It is filled with a cotton sheet, and the construction was very odd. We spent a lot of time trying to figure it out. The sheet was tied to the back with thread, but the top was only attached by the binding. C. 1900, machine pieced and quilted.
This one is a pieced nine-patch with a basket border from the first half of the 1800's. The border looks to be later than the center. The hand pieced nine-patch blocks are primarily brown, teal, and pink cottons. I just love the pastel, worn look of this one.
Here is Betty Brink, one of the volunteers who donated their time to help "turn" the quilts.
This is a late 19th century Pineapple pattern. Eight 17" solid white cotton blocks alternate with eight blocks appliqued with sold red, green, and chrome fabrics. No backing, filling, or batting. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliqued.
You can see along the left hand edge of the above picture, and below, the maker signed her name, Mrs. Hannah Floyd.
Okay, don't forget to check back, because there are plenty more to come.