Quilts Sold!: A Guide to Heirloom and Antique Quilts

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Your complete guide to buying, selling, creating, and preserving antique quilts!

-Accurately read the condition of quilts at auctions or estate sales.
-Learn what quilts recently sold for at major auction houses.
-Assess the value of your vintage quilts.
-Make your own auction house quilt reproduction.
-Actively preserve your quilt treasures.

Get ready to bid on or create that antique quilt you've always wanted! Whether you are a collector of quilts, a passionate owner of family...

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Overview

Your complete guide to buying, selling, creating, and preserving antique quilts!

-Accurately read the condition of quilts at auctions or estate sales.
-Learn what quilts recently sold for at major auction houses.
-Assess the value of your vintage quilts.
-Make your own auction house quilt reproduction.
-Actively preserve your quilt treasures.

Get ready to bid on or create that antique quilt you've always wanted! Whether you are a collector of quilts, a passionate owner of family heirlooms, or an antiques enthusiast buying a quilt for the first time at auction, this book is for you. An exhaustive guide to quilt types and patterns pricing will give you the knowledge you need to shop for, assess, and preserve antique quilts. This is an excellent reference book for anyone interested in quilt patterns, techniques, and textiles.

Authors Dave and Kathy Prochnow have written popular nonfiction and how-to books on topics ranging from technology to fine furniture building. Kathy's column, "Auction Blocks," written for Traditional Quilter magazine in the late 1990s, served as the catalyst for the development of Quilts Sold!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589803756
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 8
Acknowledgments 9
Buying History 11
A Short Lesson in Creating Quilt
Reproductions from Auction House Originals 11
Making Your Own Auction House Original 14
1 Reading an Antique Quilt 21
2 Getting the Goods on Antique Fabrics 29
A Short History of Making Patterned Fabric 29
Modern Fabric Reproductions 30
Caring for Historical Fabrics 31
Part 1 Quilts & Prices
3 Locating Antique Quilts 41
Estimates 43
Bidding 101 43
Reserves 44
Success 44
4 Quilt Prices Realized at Auction 51
Price vs. Value 51
How to Use This Guide 51
5 Quilt Types & Patterns Price Guide 57
1000 Pyramids 57
Album 57
Alphabet 59
Amish 59
Broderie Perse 63
Baltimore Album 63
Basket, Flower Basket, Basket of Lilies, Cactus Basket 63
Bear's Paw 66
Carolina Lily 66
Chimney Sweep 67
Crazy 67
Crib 69
Delectable Mountains 71
Doll 71
Double Wedding Ring 72
Dresden Plate 73
Drunkard's Path 73
Embroidered 73
Feathered Star 77
Floral Wreath 79
Flower Basket 80
Flyfoot 82
Flying Geese, Goose in the Pond 82
Friendship 82
Grandmother's Fan 83
Grandmother's Flower Garden 83
Hawaiian 84
Irish Chain 84
Jacob's Ladder 86
Joseph's Coat 86
Log Cabin 86
Lone Eagle 88
Lone Star, Star of Bethlehem, Mennonite Star, Evening Star, Star 88
Mariner's Compass 92
Medallion 92
Nine Patch 95
New York Beauty 95
Ocean Waves 96
Patriotic 96
Pictorial 97
Pine Tree 99
Pinwheel 99
Postage Stamp 100
Princess Feather 100
Rail Fence 103
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul 103
Sampler 103
Schoolhouse 103
Snail's Trail 104
Spinning Top 104
Strip 104
Sunburst 106
Tree of Life 106
Tulip 108
Tumbling Blocks 109
Wandering Foot 110
Whig Rose 110
Whitework 110
Whole Cloth 110
Yo-Yo 111
Part 2 Quilt Patterns from Famous Estate Sales
6 Making Your Own Quilt Reproduction 115
Hand Quilting 116
Machine Quilting 117
7 Making Your Own Patterns 123
Reproducing Lost Bids 125
8 A Sampler of Four Antique Quilts 129
"Scenes of Childhood" Quilt 129
Patriotic Union Quilt 134
Amish-Tribute-to-Charles Lindbergh Quilt 136
Mennonite Star Quilt 138
Appendixes 141
A Auction House Directory 141
B Suppliers' Names and Addresses 142
Notes 147
Glossary 149
Index 151
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  • Anonymous

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    This is a TERRIBLE book. The author has little to no expertise

    This is a TERRIBLE book. The author has little to no expertise in the subject, there are glaring errors, and I am sorry I ever bought it. I collect quilt books, and I got rid of this one.

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