Wednesday 26 February 2014

Quilts @ Auction

It is always a delight to see a quilt with hand-worked embroidery. Even more so when it is a signed quilt like this one which is Lot 103 for auction on 4 March 2014 at Sworders. This Victorian quilt has a central embroidered panel with flowers, and is signed by Ann Hopper Aged 11 years In the Year of our Lord 1834.
Here you can see the whole quilt with its four smaller embroidered panels. The quilt is 255cm square - approximately 100" square. The estimate is £700-£900. For more details click here.

Quite different is Lot 1800 for auction on 5 March 2014 at Salisbury Auction Centre. it is described as an attractive Victorian patchwork quilt, `Sunburst` design of concentric stars within an octagon edged with dark green satin corners forming squares in rows of 8 x 7, the patches in a variety of plain and printed fabrics, the quilt lined with pale blue satin. Shattering and wear to some of the patches; time stains to lining. English, late 19th century. It measures 69in. x 60in. 175cm. x 153cm.
And here you can see some of the starburst detail. The estimate for this quilt is £80 - £120. For more details click here.
Also at Salisbury Auction Centre is Lot 1799. It is described as a patchwork quilt of Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps design, English, probably 1930-50s, 86in. x 71in. 219cm. x 181cm. printed and plain fabrics, with all over applied white fibre tufts to joins, lined with cotton floral print fabric. It is so nice to see those early 20th century fabric designs - they seem like old friends! The estimate here is £100 - £150. For more details click here.

Needleprint 10th Anniversary - Save $95.

To share our 10th anniversary celebrations with you, we shall be offering throughout the month of March 2014 a Free Goodhart Samplers Book or a Free Feller Needlework Collection Volume 1 with every copy of The Feller Needlework Collection Volume 2. You can preview and take advantage of this special offer today. It comes with all our kindest wishes in this our last year before retirement.

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