You might remember this spring I met up with a lady who had some quilts she was hoping to sell. The lady was from New Hampton Iowa. She acquired several quilts in an unusual way.
Sue’s husband, who has passed away, had an uncle that lived in town. He never had any children. The uncle’s mother lived in town and when she passed, they didn’t have an auction, the uncle and his wife simply moved into the house. They lived there for years and eventually the uncle and his wife passed. The executor of the will lived in Florida and didn’t want to deal with the estate so Sue’s husband ended up in charge. Together Sue and her husband went through the house and prepped the contents of the house for an auction. The things sold as did the house.
As they were doing one of the final walk through of the house Sue noticed a door and closet that no one had ever seen before. In it were quilts. The auction had already passed so Sue took the quilts home and put them in a trunk she owned. The quilts stayed there. Sue thinks either the uncle’s mother or the aunt’s mother made the quilts but she is not sure.
This is Sue on the left showing one of the quilts. Sue’s husband has passed and she decided to down size and move to a smaller place. She had an auction but felt the quilts wouldn’t sell well on an auction so she asked if I might sell them here on the blog for her.
It’s not something I want to do on a regular basis but I thought I could do it for Sue. I personally saw these quilts and know them to be in pretty good condition. These quilts have been handled very little and were stored the most of their days in a trunk.
Quilts will be sold as is. If you have questions please contact Sue at this email address. [email protected] The prices listed were given to me by Sue. At one time they took the quilts to a quilt appraiser in the Kolona, Iowa area and the prices she is asking are less than the value the appraiser put on them.
The some of the quilts are all lying out on a white sheet. The sheet is not a border of the quilt.
If you want to purchase one of the quilts please list the name of the quilt and type sold. I will forward your contact information onto Sue and you can work payment arrangements with her. Also- A $15 charge will be added to each purchase to help cover the shipping and insurance charges. The package will be insured for the amount you pay.
First up is a crazy wool quilt. It is 67″ x 79″. Sue is asking $250.00.
Bright colored Trip Around the World. 86 3/4″ x 91″.
Sue is asking $300.00. This is gorgeous and the colors really are that bright. SOLD
I really liked the white and pink quilt too.
This one has a small “rust” type stain. It’s not big. It is 79 1/2″ x 103″. Sue is asking $250.00 SOLD
This one is older than the rest. I’m guessing at one point the tan portion of the quilt was likely a green color and it’s faded.
The quilt is 63 3/4″ x 91″. Sue calls this a Maple Leaf and is asking $50.00 for it. SOLD
I loved this one too. It is another variation of Trip Around the world only the center is rectangular. It is 79 1/2″ x 103″. Sue is asking $250.00. This is the same quilt that is shown in the picture of Sue at the beginning of the posts. The true colors are closer to that. In this photo, the quilt looks a little faded.
Last up is a Double Wedding Ring quilt. It is 86 1/2″ x 99 1/2″. Sue is asking $250.00 for it.
These were all hand quilted….all expertly pieced.
I don’t have the quilts at my home so it’s hard for me personally to answer any questions.