Dating antique quilts
With the stock market crash of 1928, those same cheerful colors would become one of the very few ways women could brighten their homes during the hard times to come.
Our collection of 20th century antique quilts and vintage quilts range from the early 1900s to the 1950s, include Log Cabin, Double Wedding Ring, Grandmothers's Flower Garden and other patterns, are perfect for adding a cheerful focal point to any home.
The earliest antique quilts available for sale at Rocky Mountain Quilts are from the last quarter of the 18th century.
During this time, and into the first quarter of the 19th century, many American colonists were making whole cloth quilts by sewing together repeat lengths of the same fabric, thus giving the illusion of one “whole cloth”.
There are many quilts out there that are reproduction quilts.
There is nothing wrong with a reproduction quilt as long as the buyer knows that is what they are buying. If you are looking for a quilt for every day use these quilts are a good option.
In recounting the method's evolution, which involved the examination of 900 date-inscribed specimens, Brackman imparts a colorful history of quilt making.