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During the Summer of 2004, the Historic Blooming Grove Historical Society will sell on consignment 37 quilts collected by Helen Matheson Rupp between 1978 and 1988. The Society will accept the first offer that meets the consignment price. The collection can be viewed during the Society's Back Porch Concerts, 9-1 on Second Saturdays and 1-4 Second Sundays during June, July and August, and by special arrangement. For more information or to buy a quilt, contact Ann Waidelich at 608-249-7920 or at annwide@msn.com.

 

ROSE OF SHARON, BRIDE
Ca. 1860

72"X72"

SOLD

LOG CABIN,SUNSHINE AND SHADOW OR STRAIGHT FURROWS
Ca. 1940

68"x79"

SOLD

NINE PATCH CRIB
Ca. 1950

34"x44"

SOLD

DOUBLE IRISH CHAIN
Ca. 1880

74"x86"

SOLD

ROCKY ROAD TO KANSAS
Ca. 1940

66"x84"

SOLD

RED AND WHITE
Ca. 1880

68"x78"

SOLD

 

WINDMILL/PINWHEEL
Ca. 1860-1880

90"x88"

Light and dark, tiny prints, backing brought over to form hand-swen binding on three edges, machine sewn one edge, some fabric pieces eaten away by iron dies

$700

LONE STAR
1900

69"x78"

$500

Variety of printed cotton fabrics create multi-color star on loose-weave tan cotton background. Hand & machine pieced, purchased in Missouri.
2" black printed fabric border on 2 sides, 2" from binding.,
1/2" machine applied, bias tape, peach-colored binding. Straight line hand quilting, 6 stitches/inch, lines 2" apart, medium-loft batting, tan cotton backing. (Multi-generational? Some diamonds replaced? Possibly assembled in 1930s?)
Workmanship - fair
Condition - fair

SEVEN SISTERS
Ca. 1920

76"x90.5"

SOLD

LOG CABIN (BARABOO)
Pre-1919

76"x66"

SOLD

CRAZY-FRIENDSHIP
Dated January 7, 1884

57"x69"

SOLD

NINE PATCH
1900-1920

72x79"

SOLD

DRESDEN PLATE (GREEN LAKE, WISCONSIN)
Ca. 1920

71"x89"

SOLD

SAMPLER
1970

82"x95"

SOLD

CORN AND BEANS (AKA OCEAN WAVES)
1900-1910

83"x85"

SOLD

OAK LEAF AND FLOWER APPLIQUE
Pre-1860

74"x83"

$800

Orange and green cotton appliques on white cotton background. Hand made, purchased in Wisconsin. Four 26"x26" design blocks held together with 8" quilted sashing and 1½” green border, 6 ½” swag-design border with echo quilting, 1/4" hand applied, straight cut, orange fabric binding. Heavily quilted, 12 stitches/inch - variety of patterns including double hearts in the appliqued leaves and flowers. Thin cotton batting, white cotton backing.
Workmanship - very good;
Condition - poor to fair (faded colors, frayed edges, one small repair)

ORANGE PEAL
Ca. 1900

78"X85"

SOLD

GRANDMOTHER'S FLOWER GARDEN
Ca. 1920

74"x77"

SOLD

 

DOUBLE IRISH CHAIN (INDIANA)
1920-1930

69"x81"

SOLD

 

STARS OF BETHLEHEM,
ca. 1860

93"x93"

$1,200

Pink, printed with tiny white flowers. Orange and green cotton on white cotton background. Hand pieced, appliqued and quilted, purchased in Indiana. One of the rectangular edge blocks has initials MCO in red thread and WOGAN 1861(?) in white thread. Nine 28" pieced stars with elbow quilting set with 4 15" square blocks with wreath and diagonal line quilting, 12 8" square blocks with crosshatch quilting, and 8 rectangular blocks. 6" wide appliqued vine and flower-bud design border with triple diagonal-line quilting. All quilting 8-9 stitches/inch. Frayed, hand applied, straight grain 1/4" white binding. Thin cotton batting, white cotton backing.
Workmanship - very good to excellent
Condition - fair to good (overall color fading, small brown stains and small repair patch on back)

BASKETS, AMISH?
Dated 1914

70"x81"

SOLD

EMBROIDERED BLOCKS
Dated 1979

66"x55"

SOLD

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROAD/CROWN OF THORNS
Ca. 1880

77"x84"

SOLD

CHIMNEY SWEEP
Ca. 1910

63"x75"

SOLD

BEAR'S PAW - FRIENDSHIP
Dated March 12, 1880, 5 o'clock p.m.

77"x70"

SOLD

FLYING GEESE
Ca. 1865

76"x71"

SOLD

PENNSYLVANIA APPLIQUE
1920-1930

67"x79"

SOLD

ORANGE PEEL
1880-1920

72"x91"

SOLD

LEMOYNE STARS
Ca. 1880

63"x78"

SOLD

HARVEST SUN
Ca. 1880

71"x83"

SOLD

PARAGON SUNFLOWER
Ca. 1930-1940

79"x94"

SOLD

RAILROAD QUILT
Ca. 1950

50"x75"

SOLD

ONE PATCH TIED, UTILITY QUILT
Ca. 1915

67"x76"

SOLD

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