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Antique Quilt 4409 - "Irish Chain"
1920's museum quality "Irish Chain" by Clara Rosenthal Weitzenhoffer, who gave her $100 million art collection to OU.  Excellent condition - 76" x 84" - appraisal included - $1,500 - Sale 1/2 price $750 Historical Weitzenhoffer family story and photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% goes to His Truth Transforms

 
Antique Quilt 4513 - Appliquéd Eagles
World War I Appliquéd Eagles from Montgomery County, Maryland
Rare patriotic pictorial - fabulous art - triple saw tooth borders
Excellent condition - 80" x 80" - Appraisal included - $1,800 ND- Sale 1/2 price $900 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% of proceeds benefit His Truth Transforms

 
Antique Quilt 4518 - Appliquéd Basket of Roses
1920's appliquéd Basket of Roses & Beribboned Sprays bridal quilt - exquisite beauty - quality embroidery embellishment - museum quality feather, rose & cross hatch quilting - large -  unwashed, mint condition
85" x 89" - appraisal included - $3,000 - Sale 1/2 price $1500 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% of proceeds benefit His Truth Transforms

 
Antique Quilt 4581 - Bridal Nosegay Appliqué
Pink & blue appliquéd "Rose Bouquet" or "Bridal Nosegay" - exquisite beauty & quality - mint, unwashed condition - 81" x 86" - appraisal included - $3,400- Sale 1/2 price $1700 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% of proceeds benefit His Truth Transforms

 

Antique Quilt 4724 - "Russian Sunflower"
1870's Pennsylvania "Russian Sunflower" - museum quality feather wreath & feather quilting - exquisite beauty - framed like art with 7" borders - only 1/4 of quilt shown in photo - pencil quilting lines still visible
Mint condition - huge - 92" x 94"  $4,500- Sale 1/2 price $2250 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% proceeds will benefit His Truth Transforms

 

Antique Quilt 4742 - "Russian Sunflower"
Circa 1860 "Russian Sunflower" in red & green with saw tooth border - museum quality feather wreath, oak leaf, feather & cross hatch quilting - few stains - almost perfect - 84" x 89"      $6,500 - Sale 1/2 price $3250 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II Appraisal included
100% proceeds will benefit His Truth Transforms

   
Antique Quilt 4948 - "Honeycomb"
Mid-1800's "Honeycomb" - stunning in rich, vibrant earth tones for today's Ralph Lauren decor - brick red paisleys, stripes, plaids and delicate rosebuds
Mostly in light wools with a few silks and velvets scattered in - embroidery embellishment around with 1-3/4" hexagon with quilting - bordered in rich golden plaid with dark green binding and black floral back
Banded on 2 sides with a 1" black stripe - near mint condition with only one fragile red and black plaid at top center and 1 white with blue dot at center bottom with stain - 74" x 80-1/2"      
$7,500- Sale 1/2 price $3750 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% proceeds will benefit His Truth Transforms

   
Antique Quilt 5002 - "Cottage Tulip Garden"
Mid 1920's pink and green on white, hand-pieced and quilted "Cottage Tulip Garden" from Nixa, Missouri. Incredibly beautiful art, design and workmanship. Fabulous feather wreath quilting in pink octagons, 1/2 inch crosshatch and feathers in border and tulip quilting at 10 stitches per inch - Pink cording in green binding - Excellent condition - 77" x 88" - Appraisal included       
$3,200- Sale 1/2 price $1600 Photo published in Heavenly Patchwork II
100% proceeds will benefit His Truth Transforms

   
Antique Quilt 5039 - "Honeycomb"
1920's or earlier silk hand pieced around paper (English paper method) "Honeycomb" MEMORIAL QUILT from a Martin City, Kansas estate.  Probably made in memory of a lost loved one. Tasseled rose and green edging -  Mint Condition - 21-1/4" x 24-1/4"
Appraisal included  $325 Write check to His Truth Transforms
   
Antique Quilt 5103 - Winter's Harvest Appliqué
Signed and dated "1982 F. Ginocchio" embroidered on front in the border.  Muslin penned on back "Francie Ginocchio, Stevens Point, WI 54487. Appliqué Title: "Winter's Harvest".  Soft muted lavender blue 3/4" grapes, leaves and embroidered vine and center grape leaf  wreath appliquéd onto soft gray background.  Two inch inner border and binding in lavender blue.  Museum quality 1/2" crosshatch and grape leaf quilting at 12 stitches per inch.  Sold to Mrs. Dry of Oklahoma City,  founders of Shepler's Western Wear Stores.
Francie and her husband own Trout Creek Studios in Iola, Wisconsin.  Francie is nationally known as a teacher and quilt artist and does lots of commissions.  She was written up in GREAT AMERICAN QUILTS  book by Oxmoor Press.  Tiny fading, otherwise in EXCELLENT condition.  41" diameter circle.        $4,800 Write check to charity of choice with my approval  Appraisal included
   
Antique Quilt 5132 - "Lone Star"
1920's "Lone Star"  MUSEUM QUALITY QUILTING (outline, crosshatch, diagonal, Lemoyne star and medallion starburst) at 10 stitches per inch.  Exquisite beauty of Cloth of Gold that looks and feels like silk in soft pastel pinks, lavenders and blue.  Hand quilted and hand pieced (even the borders).  Reversible - giving you two quilts for the price of one.  The soft pink back is just as beautiful as the front.  Pencil quilting lines still visible.  PRISTINE. MINT, UNWASHED CONDITION.  75" x 86" $4,200 Appraisal included.  $2,100 Write check to His Truth Transforms  
   
Antique Quilt 5135 - "Dresden Plate"
1920's "Dresden Plate" MUSEUM QUALITY.  Exquisite beauty in soft honey beige, pinks and lavenders with beige back in cloth of gold that feels and looks like silk.  Unbelievable 13 stitches per inch quilting in daisy, leaf, 5/8" crosshatch and outline designs.  From Marshall and Delos Nye's estate in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma probably made by her Mother.  MINT UNWASHED CONDITION WITH PENCIL QUILTING LINES STILL VISIBLE.  Slight staining.  84" x 86".  100% of proceeds go to charity of your choice, with my approval.
$3,500
   
Antique Quilt 5226 - "Sunburst"
1925-35 Green and white "Sunburst" from Midwest City, Oklahoma estate.  Dynamite graphic art and borders.  Gorgeous workmanship and beauty.  Museum quality feather wreath, undulating feather and 1/2" crosshatch quilting at 12 stitches per inch.  Excellent condition.
Large - 83" x 84"     
$3,000
100% proceeds go to charity of your choice, with my approval
   
Antique Quilt 5248 - "Rose of Sharon"
1850 Red, gold and tan (originally green) "Rose of Sharon" appliqué quilt. Machine quilted to show off they were wealthy enough to own one of the first treadle sewing machines.  Hand quilt in diagonal lines at 6 stitches per inch.  By Judy Qurazzo's great grand-mother, Abigail McAdams, from Bodarc, Missouri. Judy's story, Abigail and husband's photo published in "Heavenly Patchwork II", included.  Washed after photo and staining came out.  Excellent condition
66" x 83"   $2,500
100% proceeds go to to charity of your choice.
   
Antique Quilt 5314 - "Rose Bud"
Rare Postage Stamp blue and pink "Rose Bud" with 1" piecing over all except borders.  From an Oklahoma City estate. MUSEUM QUALITY.  WOW GRAPHICS. Fabulous triple borders.  Diamond quilting every 1/2" at 9-10 stitches per inch.  MINT, UNWASHED condition 84" x 85"  $4,000 Write check to charity of your choice with my approval
Ida Pierson-Elam (1890-1976). Ida lived on a farm in northwest Missouri and was divorced in 1922. She was left alone to work her farm and raise and support her 12 year old son. Ida was an independent, self-made woman, working as a quilter; driving the school wagon pulled by horses; as a telephone operator; executive housekeeper and cafeteria worker at a nursing home for 20 years. This is a photo of Ida in 1912 with her son, Gifford Pierson Elam. Tragically, Gifford died at age 27 on his wife's 21st birthday, when their son, Bill, was only 3 years old. These quilts were bought from Bill Elam, who took care of Ida in his home the last few years of her life. He said the quilts had to have been made in 1935 or before since Ida's eyesight didn't allow her to continue quilting after that. A copy of Ida's photo will be included with purchase.Story published in Heavenly Patchwork II. Copy of book included with purchase.
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Ann Orr Design (1875-1946) Pattern designer, magazine editor, operated Anne Orr Studio.
Inducted in 1980 at the Continental Quilting Congress, Arlington, Virginia. Research Associate: Merikay Waldvogel

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Anne Orr is known for her distinctive needlework designs. Art classes were a part of her schooling as a young lady, which aided her career as an art editor. It wasn’t until about 1920 that her interest was drawn to quilt patterns and eventually to publishing two booklets of modern patters for Lockport Batting Company and wrote her last book, Anne Orr Quilts.

Prior to designing quilt patterns, she produced knitting, crochet and tatting patterns and books, and ran a successful mail order business.

Magazines for which she worked included Southern Woman’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping and
Better Hones and Gardens. Following Anne Orr’s death, Dove Publications published some of her needlework patterns and instruction books, including Quilting with Anne Orr.

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Antique Quilt 5320 - Rose of Sharon
Circa 1900 Appliquéd Rose of Sharon quilt from the estate of 106 year old Lois Hall,  who lived in same house in Oklahoma City since 1953. Her father was Dr. J. Anges Gillis of Frederick, OK. Beautiful with undulating rose and vine border. Museum quality quilting all over in 3/8" diagonal line and outline quilting at 8 stitches per inch. Washed first time by me. New binding. Excellent condition. 78" x 100"    $3,000 Appraisal included.
100% proceeds to go Oklahoma Baptist University
   

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Antique Quilt 5321 - Mariner's Compass
1850's Mariner's Compass signed with initials on back corner and attached note and appraisal documenting the provenance. The calico was bought and made into a dress by Ardelia Foote Gilmore before she died in 1834. It was pieced and quilted by daughter Mary Gilmore Smith before she married in January 1853 about 1850 in Yonkers, NY. I purchased it from Abigail Ford great-great-great-granddaughter on father's side. Stunning graphic art with zig-zag border. Note says that Mary's grandmother Ruth Smith wove the backing by hand. Heavily quilted with outline, in the ditch, echo lines and scallop circles with crosshatch quilting at 7stitches per inch. One 6" overlay of tulle on shattered brown on border. Otherwise very good condition. Quilt story and pictures in book Heavenly Patchwork II. 75" x 75"
$17,500      100% proceeds go to Oklahoma Baptist University

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Antique Quilt 5366 - Colonial Ladies Appliqué
Depression Exquisite Colonial Ladies Appliquéd with embroidery embellishment. From Pat Mason who had the winning bid on a Bethany estate, sight unseen in 1970.  This was found along with another quilt, 2 yoyo clowns and WWII soldier and couple photo in a 1940's cedar chest that matched a bedroom set.  Much to Pat's dismay everything else in the estate had to be hauled to the dump because of smoke, worm and filth damage except this bedroom set with quilts in pristine condition protected inside the cedar chest. Incredible 1" crosshatch and undulating feather quilting at 10stitches per inch. Large 85" x 101" MINT UNWASHED PERFECT CONDITION   
$3,500 Colonial Ladies  Write check to charity of your choice with my approval
   

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Antique Quilt 5469 - C1900 "Redwork"
With great Kate Greenaway figures. Nancy Britton Webb, born in 1836, married Elias Webb in 1852 in Benton, Ill. They raised 11 children. The 1877 flu epidemis killed 5 children and Elias died same year of food poisoning. In the Land Run of 1889, Nancy and 2 sons, Sam & Monroe came to OK and settled near Enid. After raising only sweet potatoes that first year, Nancy returned home. Three of the Webb daughters never married and were famous quilters featured in the Saturday Evening Post (
vintage family photos and hand written note included) with Mary's picture on the cover. Youngest son  on train to AZ for health stopped in OK and won lottery for homestead in 1901. He became a wild cat oil driller and discovered the Wagoner and Oolagah oil fields and later Nowata and Altover fields. His son Roy joined father's business near Tulsa. Quilts were purchased from Roy's grandaughter Sally Webb Carpenter White. The Carpenters were Amish from Ohio. Photo of the Saturday Evening Post cover included. Museum quality embroider and quilting in 1" crosshatch all over @ 9 st/in. Rebound, soft. very good 70" x 80"     $2000

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Antique Quilt 5470 -  C1852 "Princess Feather"
With tag that said it was made by Nancy Britton Webb, born in 1836, for her wedding to Elias Webb in Benton, Ill. They raised 11 children. The 1877 flu epidemics killed 5 children and Elias died same year of food poisoning. In the Land Run of 1889, Nancy and 2 sons, Sam & Monroe came to OK and settled near Enid. After raising only sweet potatoes that first year, Nancy returned home. Three of the Webb daughters never married and were famous quilters featured in the Saturday Evening Post (
vintage family photos and hand written note included) with Mary's picture on the cover. Youngest son on train to AZ for health stopped in OK and won lottery for homestead in 1901 in Western OK. He became a wild cat driller and discovered
the Wagoner and Oolagah oil fields and later Nowata and Altover fields.
Their son Roy joined father's business near Tulsa. Quilts were purchased from Roy's grandaughter Sally Webb Carpenter White. The Carpenters were Amish from Ohio. Photo of the Saturday Evening Post cover included. 5/8" cross hatch and echo quilting @9 st/in. A couple of tiny holes and staining on back, otherwise excellent. 72" x 73"      $5000  Now reduced to $3995
   
Antique Quilt 5507 - "Rising Sun"

Civil War Rising Sun quilt with homemade vegetable dye and indigo. Dynamite graphic from Patsy Means McGuinness Reed's Oklahoma City estate. Great graphic design and 9 patch triple sashings. Shell quilting @ 5/6 st/in Excellent with slight staining.  Outer 1" vegetable black walnut hull dyed brown border on two sides has three repairs. Minor stains. Otherwise very good. 79" x 85"    $3000. Write check to charity of your
choice with my approval.

 

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Patsy and her mom made quilts on their homesteaded centennial farm in Hugo, Oklahoma. Patsy's mom from Memphis at age 17 married James Rufus Mean, age 22 in 1905. Found in her estate was  the beautiful picture of a victorian lady cut from a shoe box with writing on the back. "First pair of shoes he bought me after we married." signed Nittie. Included with the quilt are photos of the 1906 home in Hugo with the porch swing on the porch where the whole extended family congregated each evening to share memories of happenings of each day. Also included is the 1905 wedding photo and picture of Nittie, James Rufus and oldest boy Horace Ernest Means, Ethel Means and baby James Theldred. The other 3 children born later were Mary Lee, Melba and youngest John Bedford. The family originally lived on a Land Run homesteaded farm southwest of Hugo near the Goodland Indian Orphanage. Lynda's paternal great grandparents came to Hugo after the family had moved into town and lived across the street from the home place pictured. Photo of the Hugo farm house Steve Reed built in 1901 is included.
   
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Antique Quilt 5601 - GAR Young Man's Fancy
Historical red, white and blue patriotic quilt - Hand pieced postage stamp squares. Great graphic design from Springfield, MO estate. This mystery quilt has been confirmed to be made by the National Woman’s Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic whose fund-raising efforts from Sewing Circles/Chapters was to assist veterans, their widows and orphans, promote patriotism to our country and to perpetuate the memory of the GAR by laying wreaths at gravesites of Civil War veterans, etc. There are 5 blank blocks on bottom row. In the middle the table at the top contains a candle, book and gavel, 3 empty flagpoles, an empty table and 13 empty chairs and embroidered initials FB (flag bearer) and BB (Bible bearer.) Outline and diagonal quilting @ 8 st/in, MINT CONDITION 77" x 102" Available for $5000

Write check to charity of your choice with my approval

 

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It has women's names embroidered in each block who were apparently national officers like Emma Hubbs,Senior VP who’s name is embroidered on this quilt. Other names include Lillie Day, Marie Carson, Winnie Moss, Ida Whitaker, Marilla Pool, Dorothy Eby, Ada Askins, Alice Hawkins, Pearl Lawson, Margaret Lloyd, Ida Marie Coffman, Leona Gyles, Georgia Allman, Grace Rimbey, Golda Dawlin, Faye Murrell, Alma Oakes, Minnie Bingham, Gladys Armstrong, Hazel Motsenbacker, Clara Excndine, Ruby Barker, Alfretta Boyd, earline Reed, Maye Harris, Edna Myers, Mary E. Cole, Wilma Hoffliger, Golda Mae Thomason, Inez Mullins, Nellie Whipple, Ruth Benson, Willie Bailey, Katie Nelson, Maude Brashear, Christine Kerntke, Lexona Gyles.  Some of these ladies are buried in the Stillwater, OK cemetery. Ida Marie Coffman was married in 1920’s to a Marine who served in WWI. Lillie Mae Day was born 2-26-1876 and died 12-18,1963 and buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater. Hazel Motsenbocker was born 7-18, 1903 and died 12,1987 in Anadarko, OK. Grace Rimbey born 6-2-1890 and died 3-1977 in Sallisaw, OK. Alfretta Boyd was born 11-4-1898 and died 5-1984 in Bartlesville, OK. Christina Kerntke born 5-20-1898 and died 5-1974 in Stillwater, OK. Ida Coffman born 3-19,1893 and died 12-1980 in Carmen, OK. Fay Murrell born 11-8-1905 and died 11-1986 in Okmulgee.

   

Antique Quilt - 5646
1863 Presidential, Martha Washington or Rose Wreath hand pieced and treadle macine quilted by the block in 1/2" cross hatch and diagonal pattern by Doctor's wife to memorialize her Civil Was soldier husband who never returned from caring for the wounded. She shed a tear with every stitch in this tangible tribute and regularly laid a rose wreath on his grave. Free Heavenly Patchwork II--Quilt Stories to Warm Your Heart book in which quilt and story are published. Striking graphic art and beautiful workmanship in red, gold and deep blue/green in excellent condition except for staining, a couple of pinholes from the staining and a few nicks in the binding.   64" x 74".   Possibly never washed. Will wash for $50. All proceeds go to charity.$3900
 
 
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Antique Quilt 5772
Civil War Confederate Star with Rose Bud Quilt from Ernest & Joy Ansley’s estate on Blue Stem Lake in Oklahoma City.
Outline and double shell quilting @ 7-8 st/in Poor condition with fabric splitting out along center fold and bottom edge which has been mostly restored. New binding. 68x90 $995ND Write check to charity of your choice with my approval.

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Joy Ansley's great great grandmother Sarah Catherine “Kate” Allman was born October 31 1839 in Chattooga Co., Georgia to parents: Nelson A. Allman and Nancy Chambers married in 1827 in Haywood Co. NC. Kate married Stephen H. Alexander August 1865 in Chatotooga Co., GA. They moved to a farm four miles from Minlow,Georgia in Cherokee CO, Alabama and had a son Robert Hastings Alexander born on December l, 1874. He married Tenia Owings December 21, 1899 in the home of her parents in Walker County, Georgia. Both are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
Kate and her mother made this Rose Wreath quilt for Robert Hastings Alexander in 1887 and quilted his initials and the date as part of the quilt.. Their farm house was the only house not burned by the Yankees because they fed the soldiers on Sherman's March to Atlanta. One rambunctious soldier entered the house swinging his sword and broke the glass in the door of a cupboard on the porch and cut a chunk of wood out of the cupboard. Joy Ansley (82) still has that cupboard in her apartment at Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City. I recently purchased this Civil War quilt along with another Rose Wreath quilt dated 1887 made for their son Robert Hastings Alexander with his initials on it.
After Kate's husband died in June 1907, Kate sold the farm and moved into Menlo, Georgia with her daughter Anna. The farm home and town home are still standing. Son Robert opened a two story general store in Menlo and sold groceries, fabric, dry goods, household items and furniture on the bottom floor and caskets upstairs. When Robert's son was a senior in high school, Robert sold his store and invested everything with his cousin who came to Oklahoma to drill an oil well. Unfortunately, it was a dry well and they lost everything. They sold their big fine home in 1919 and moved to Oklahoma City. claiming the children would get a better education. If truth be known, he was embarrassed to admit to his friends in Menlo his mistake.
Joy can remember her Grandmother Tenia always having a quilt in the frame in their dining room in Oklahoma City. She had her quilt pieces organized in little stacks and unselfishly allowed Joy to play with the pieces. She taught Joy how to identify colors and place them to make a pretend quilt. During the Depression Tenia made quilts to sale along with fruit cakes at Christmastime. Joy got to help by picking up the persimmons that had fallen from the trees in a park in south Oklahoma City for the fruit cakes.
   
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Antique Quilt 5811
Mid 1800’s Whig or Democrat Rose Appliqued quilt from Barry Simms' Chickasaw Indian Family. Beautiful graphic art with swag and rose bud borders on three sides. Because these mid 1800 appliques are usually heavily quilted, it’s possible that  these Whig Rose Blocks were brought in the Trail of Tears from the South into Indian Territory and quilted later. Sparce Outline quilting @ 6 stitches/inch. Washed  by me. Very Good-Excellent Condition 86" X 90"
$2950ND All
proceeds feed needy children.

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Sbarry_simmsept. 6, 1931 - Oct. 3, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Barry Ray Simms, Attorney, died Oct. 3, 2011, in Okla. City of pleural effusion. He was born Sept. 6, 1931, in Lindsay, OK to Thomas K. and Irene Spencer Simms. His father became a rancher after a movie career as a stunt man. His mother was an original Chickasaw enrollee and school teacher. Barry was proud of his Chickasaw enrollment. In 2009 the Okla. Bar Assoc. honored him for 50 years of dedicated service. He received distinguished awards for his pro bono legal work and continued an active law practice until his death. Many thanks go to his clients for their loyalty and friendship. Barry had a zest for life. He was mischievous, energetic, bright, spontaneous, and an adventurer. Barry was a pilot and at age 79 started skydiving. Recently, he went to Dubai and flew a private plane into Iran for a client. He once crashed with his mother watching, stating she never worried again. Barry could be found exploring the Amazon, riding a camel in Egypt, relaxing in the Bahamas, or visting Las Vegas. He graduated Kemper Military Academy and served in the U.S. Army. He attended OSU, and received his law degree from OU. Barry supported many social and civil organizations such as the Registry, the Alliance, the Committee, the Arts Museum, Lyric, and Philharmonic. He was known for his July 4th hot dog parties. He had 27 years of sobriety and believed one day at a time. Barry was a Mason, a Democrat, and a Baptist.
     (Whig & Democrat Rose) patterns became popular when the Democrat and Whig parties were vying for presidency in the early 1830s-1850s. Before women could vote, they voiced their political choices through the  quilt pattern they made for their husband and guests to sleep beneath?
Most families lived in homes that had a main room with a cooking hearth. Off to one side a room was added for the parents bedroom and the loft provided a space for the rest of the family to sleep. Sometimes the youngest children or elderly members slept in the main living area which held the “large good bed.” This was the guest bed and usually was a trundle bed where visiting friends and family slept. Also travelers would stop at a home on the main roads and ask to stay the night because there were few inns. The travelers would pay for their lodgings and bring news from other towns.Women took pride in showing off and displaying her needle skills and talents on the good bed with the best feather ticks, linens and quilts. Enterprising ladies would place a sign on the main roads to invite travelers to their homes in order to supplement their families’ income.
     Elections were held in early May after the roads were passable or in early November before winter weather and when they didn’t interfere with planting and harvesting crops. Voters traveled long distances to the polling places and arrived early enough to take part in the electioneering. Everyone who had a room for guests would open their homes up to the voters. Sometimes these homes would have quilts displayed to express political support for a party. Quilts made from new fabrics were an expensive luxury in the first half of the 19th century. All the fashions leaders were the wealthy ladies who had time to make fine appliquéd quilts. Most wealthy families supported the Whig Party and expressed it with a Whig Rose quilt pattern. Traditionally it was made in madder red, pink, chrome yellow and green on white muslin. The quilters also made a version of the Whig Rose pattern that they called the Democratic Rose that was less elaborate and more folk arty and the pink sometimes would have been replaced with cheddar orange or peach like this quilt.
    Being such a beautiful appliqué pattern, many ladies even in rural areas made a version of this quilt to decorate their homes following the fashion of the time. The pattern also supported the Whig Party platform to build public schools and normal schools to train women teachers to educate children to build a better economy for the country. Public schools were a radical new idea in education that would have appealed to mothers.
     Indians used lots of orange in their quilts and quilts were part of their heritage, especially the star quilts which were used as giveaways anytime a baby was born or someone died and any event in between. The brides all made at least 1 quilt to take into their new homes for partitions or as shelters in ceremonial events and worn by healers. The Chickasaw Indians came from MISS, KY, Al & TN in 1837 in the Trail of Tears to south central OK. Known as the “unconquered and unconquerable” the Chickasaw Nation’s Mounted Regiment fought in the Civil War and became successful farmers and ranchers and built the first schools, banks and businesses in Indian Territory.
   
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Indigo and white Whigs Defeat from Oklahoma City estate of three generations (Edva V. Palmer 1889-1973, Marian C. Nemah Palmer 1907-2005 and Josephine Palmer-Wylie 1931-2010.) The Palmers came from KY in Land Run of 1889 as founding citizens in Okfuskee County, Indian Territory now Okemah, OK. They owned the big brick mansion up on the hill Woody Guthrie their contemporary (1912-1967) also from Okemah referred to as the Commies’ mansion on the hill. Photo and obituary of Josephine included. Genealogy and more history to come. This pattern dates back to 1844 when Henry Clay of the Whig Party was defeated by Democrat James Polk.Indigo polka dot and flower calico that looks like the voice search icon on an Iphone.

Quilted in the one corner is a pair of hands with names (not deciphered yet) in middle and a double heart probably the husband and wife’s names. In the other 3 corners are hands with names in two of them possibly for their children and no name in the third maybe for baby yet to come. Museum quality 3/8” and 1/2” cross hatch, 1/2” diagonal, outline quilting @ incredible 12 st/in. One 4” tear inside the binding. One 2 1/4 split, storage stains, little fading, couple of tiny splits and pin holes along binding. Block in the worst condition and staining is shown in closeup. Otherwise Very Good Condition. 81x81 $5000. food charity of your choice.

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Aqua Fruit Basket Quilt(1928 pattern from Woman’s World Magazine) from famous Oklahoma City philanthropists of the arts and music, Phyllis & Dorsey Buttram’s estate in Nichols Hills, the former home of rags-to riches oil magnate and founder of Buttram Energies, Inc, born in a log cabin in Oklahoma’s Indian Territory, Frank Buttram and his wife Merle. The Italian Renaissance mansion was once home to the OK Museum of Art and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1938 on 89 acres, the 20,000 square foot Buttram mansion was designed by San Antonio architects Ayers & Ayers and landscaped by San Antonio architect Homer Fry. Two gigantic vases traced by to the Imperial Porcelain Factory in 19thC St. Petersburg that stood in the mansion foyer outside were sold in 2013 for $1.5 millionThis incredible quilt was probably made by Dorsey’s mother Mrs. Frank (Merle) Buttram. Complete provenance, Obits and photos included. Incredible museum quality feather wreath and cross hatch quilting @ 13 st/in. 3 shades of aqua. 67x87 I was the first to wash and pencil lines still visible. Mint Condition   $3000 Sale Price $1995.
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Antique Quilt 5944
1888 Dated Crazy Quilt by Elizabeth Whitaker and initialed EW and dated in fan closeup 1888 with silk photo of George Washington.  Elizabeth lived as an old maid in the famous icon Shell Castle 1600 acre Plantation in Enfield, NC built in 1790 and owned for 200 years by the Whitakers. Charles Whitaker (1642-1715) twice served as Member of the Parliament in England in 1696 and 1701. I purchased the quilts from Mrs. Tom Rumsey whose husband is a great great great nephew of Elizabeth. Museum quality embroidery embellishment and tied with silk fabric. Bordered in velvet. All original with tiny silk deterioration except for minor silk weakness on backing, otherwise excellent condition. 61x70 Available for $10,000 donation to the food charity of your choice. Write the check to your Price reduced to $3997.

 

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The Whitaker family history is included in 23 books and the following collections including Plantation Journal, Physicians Ledger and Diaries housed in Chapel Hill U of NC Wilson Library:
Absalom Benton Whitaker (1787-1845) was a cotton planter with plantations in Halifax County, N.C., and Leon County, Fla. The collection includes scattered letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Whitaker's cotton plantations near Enfield, Halifax County, N.C., and Miccosukee, Leon County, Fla. Also included are items relating to the estate of John Whitaker (fl. 1800), of which Absalom Benton Whitaker was co-executor with James Whitaker (d. 1829).
Cary Whitaker Papers, 1798-1930
Cary Whitaker was born on 1 January 1832 in Halifax County, N.C. He was a student & a teacher at the University of North Carolina, and a lawyer; he was captain, then acting colonel, and a judge advocate, C.S.A. during the Civil War. He died 20 April 1865 as a result of wounds received in battle. The collection consists of a diary, 1864, written while Whitaker was captain of Company D, 43rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, serving in Virginia, recounting camp life, battles, and hospital experience; Whitaker's notebook containing model statements for indictments or convictions for crimes, most involving slaves or free blacks, 1859; an inventory of property of J. S. and Cary Whitaker, 1865, and other entries; Civil War documents, 1862-1865; and scattered Whitaker family papers, including a few family and business letters from Halifax County, N.C., 1798-1980.
Matthew Cary Whitaker Papers: 1728-1883
Matthew Cary Whitaker (1801-1873) was a physician and planter of Halifax County, N.C. The collection contains family correspondence and other materials, 1728-1870. Included are letters received by Whitaker when he was studying medicine in Baltimore, Md., 1823-1824, and bills, receipts, accounts, and business papers related primarily to plantation operations, including records of slave transactions.Items relating to the Fort family (Hilliard Fort of Halifax), including letters, deeds & accounts, and concerning plantations in Lawrence County, Alabama. Letters to Matthew Whitaker from his brother, Spier Whitaker, and other family members discuss family news, Halifax County political news, opinions of presidential candidates, monetary and other changes made by President Andrew Jackson, and the rising price of grain due to scarcity in Europe. The Addition of 2006 contains correspondence between Whitaker and Fort family members and friends. Topics include family news, Halifax County news, plantation matters, and politics. Included is an 1864 letter from Jefferson Davis to Mrs. Ransom, a Whitaker family friend, discussing the whereabouts of her husband, Major General Robert Ransom Jr.
Whitaker and Snipes Family Papers: 1780-1889
Whitaker and Snipes families, planters of Halifax County, N.C., and Hinds County, Miss. The collection includes scattered correspondence, financial records, and other materials. Most slave-related items appear to be from Mississippi. Correspondence includes letters from relatives in Leon County, Fla., Webster County, Ky., and Person County, N.C., Civil War materials include a Confederate soldier's letter describing the Battle of Fredericksburg, 1862; A mother's 1865 letter to her daughter concerning the turmoil in North Carolina near the end of the Civil War; and other letters describing financial and family losses on the home front. Nearly all of the financial records, chiefly bills and receipts, relate to Anderson Snipes in Mississippi. Included are records about cotton growing; farm and labor records relating to freedmen; medical receipts; promissory notes, including notes for the hiring out of slaves; materials relating to the purchase, medical care, and death of slaves; and tax receipts. Miscellaneous materials include two 1865 oaths of allegiance; an 1865 summons to appear before the Provost Marshal of Freedmen; an 1867 voter registration; photographs of William Dunn Moseley and of Live Oak Plantation, probably located in Florida; and a few other items.

 
 
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Museum Quality Ocean Wave with hand written card attached “The Ringgenberg Scroll made by Louisa Ringgenberg, grandmother of Carolyn Brown between 1895 and 1915 when Louisa had charge of the quilting for Trinity Evangelical Reformed Church of Canton, Ohio. Brought to OK in 1940 by Carolyn” (when the owner of John A Brown Department Stores died suddenly of a heart attack and his widow Della requested John’s brother (Carolyn’s husband) come to help manage the store in downtown Oklahoma City. Fabulous 1/2” crosshatch, feather wreath and undulating feather hand quilting @10 st/in. Pencil quilting lines still visible. Excellent Condition 71x72”
$2977 Write check to charity of your choice with my approval

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Photos and stories of Louisa and family, homes and the iconic Brown’s Department Stores are included. John A. Brown was an Oklahoma-based department store chain. begun in 1915 led by John A.  Brown as VP when the Rorabaugh Company acquired Brock's Dry Goods in Oklahoma City, and soon changed its name to Rorabaugh-Brown Dry Goods Co . They also operated successful businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson and Emporia, KS, Guthrie, OK & Decatur, ILL .

The store's original location was in downtown Oklahoma City,  bounded by Harvey and Robinson on the west and east, and Park and Main on the north and south. It opened in the 1930s. The company also operated many other stores throughout Oklahoma at Campus Corner in Norman, Capitol Hill, Quail Springs Mall, Penn Square Mall, and Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City, as well as Woodland Hills Mall, Utica Square Mall and Promenade Mall in Tulsa.

A.O. Rorabaugh's interest was then acquired by John A. Brown and John H. Dunkin, and the Oklahoma City store then truly became Brown's, "John A. Brown's Department Store." The Rorabaugh interest included a store in Guthrie, "Brown Dry Goods." John A. Brown was a cousin of Kansan O.A. Rorabaugh. John's wife, Della Dunkin Brown, was a sister to John H. Duncan. The Brown-Duncan family came to own and operate the state's finest department. Born near Canton, Ohio, in 1878, John in 1900  moved to Emporia, Kansas, where his cousin, O.A. Rorabaugh, had a small mercantile business, and John began working there as a window trimmer. In Kansas, he got a year of college at Baldwin's Baker University and then returned to Emporia to work in the Rorabaugh store until 1907. While in Guthrie, John A Brown married Della Duncan. After the Browns moved to Oklahoma City, they had two principal elegant residences: 301 N.W. 18th in Heritage Hills pictured, and a 12,000 square foot Spanish Mansion on ten acres at 1601 Guilford Lane, Nichols Hills. Fear fueled with rumors of kidnapping John A Brown in 1933, turned Della into a recluse. She never received credit for her many civic and charitable contributions anonymously given.

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While on a trip with his wife, John A. Brown died unexpectedly from heart failure on January 25, 1940, in Rochester, Minnesota. After his death, Della (who was always very active in the business) assumed the management of the store, a role which she retained until her own death in 1967. Also during Della’s tenure, plans were announced for what would become Penn Square Mall in 1955 and Brown's, along with Montgomery Wards, were to be the center's initial anchor tenants. Downtown Civil Rights sit-ins in John A Brown’s began in earnest in 1958 and continued without cessation until June 23, 1961-- the longest single sit-in campaign in the nation. The sit-in was resolved after Brown’s agreed to end bias in the lunchroom, soda fountains, and rest rooms throughout the store.

Della died at 84 years of age. An April 25, 1967, Oklahoman article reported that:  With 1,300 employees, the company ranked as the eighth largest employer in Oklahoma City in a January survey. "Her will placed control of the stores in the hands of two long-time employees, the company lawyer and tax accountant," and it would be up to them to determine Brown's downtown future.

John A. Brown Company sold to Dayton Hudson Corp., a Minneapolis retailer. The store's family name, as well as the John A. Brown Company legacy, came to a final end when Dayton Hudson sold the John A. Brown's properties to Dillards Department Stores, Arkansas, in 1984.

 
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Quilt 6050
Civil War Blazing Star Quilt was made by 96 year old Shelley Howe Rutherford’s great great grandmother Christine Knasel in New Albany, IND. Christine was from south Germany and married in 1850 and lived until 1930s in same house. She gifted all the family keepsakes to Shelley, whose quilt/photos I recently bought in Edmond.

Christine’s husband paid an 18 year old new immigrant $150 to fight for him in the Civil War. She had 3 brother-in-laws  or uncles who fought for the North and one who fought for the South—a family split since some of them lived in Louisville, KY and others from Ohio and Indiana—brothers  fighting brother.

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Their ancestor Aaron Holley was a Major in the Continental Army and defended Long Island. Shelley’s daughter little Shelley Zudhi (275-6052 in Shawnee) still has the family chest and nursing chair that survived three floods on the Ohio River. They had to pluck the drawers out of the raging river. When Lafayette toured the Ohio Valley he slept in the same room with that chest.

Shelley was born in 1918 and her father Dr. Julius Howe married Rose Knasel  in 1917. In 1916 Dr. Howe graduated from the University of Louisville and did his internship on Blackwell’s Island in NYC in the women’s prison. One of the inmates had been arrested for doing illegal abortions and was on a hunger strike. Dr. Howe had to force feed her which was not pleasant because she covered herself in her own poop from head to toe and screamed curse words he had never heard. Her name was Margaret Sanger the founder of Planned Parenthood.

In 1916 Howe signed up in WWI and sailed out on a Canadian ship Corona as chief surgeon. He told his fiancé that he’d be perfectly safe, but changed his mind when they encountered the U boats. He toured the Caribbean, Venezuela before returning home to get married in 1917. He joined the Army as Dr in Rocky Hill Appalachian mountains of KY and was one of the first in the Air Corp stationed in Ellington Field in Houston where Shelley was born.

In 1929 they moved to Philadelphia where he studied for his Urology specialty and took a job in Neiman Northcutt Clinic in Ponca City after the Osage Indian uprising. He was told to carry a gun to protect his drugs. When the Marland Mansion was auctioned they bought the desk and daybed from the Mansion.

Fabulous early calicos. Hand cross hatch and floral quilting @ 6 st/in. Few brown calicos fragile, otherwise no problems besides staining. 76x78 $3000.

 

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Antique Quilt 6120
Basket of YoYos with appliqued stems and pieced inner and outer borders. Blue floral and cream 9 patch back with inscription “Dec 25, 1973 with love given to Mrs Vera Enz by Mrs Gertrude Adams. Gertrude was born in 1889 and died in 1988 in Sapulpa, OK. It was handed down and  bought from James and Trisha Port estate in OKC. This quilt was evaluated by the Central OK Quilt Guild and included in their book Oklahoma Heritage Quilts. COQG Special Merit Award, letter and book included with purchase. This Museum Quality Quilt is an original design with 3/4” YoYos and reversible in Mint Unused Condition with exception of a little discoloration on front and stain on back shown in closeup. Hand quilted with l” cross hatch, clam shell and feather @10-12 st/in. 82x101 $5000 - Sale price $3000

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Antique Quilt 6344
1982 Sandra Hulse signed and dated “The Lion Shall Lie Down with the Lamb”—a Biblical reference to Isaiah 11:6

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” Not an exact quote from the Bible but describes the kingdom age on the earth after the Lord Jesus Christ returns to reign on the earth as King of kings. The ferocious beasts (like the lion) will live peaceably with the gentle animals (like the lamb). Certainly, this will be a literal reality on the earth. However, this picture is also symbolic of the peace that will pervade the entire earth. When preachers speak of the lion and the lamb lying down together, they are referring to the time of peace when Jesus will reign as King over the earth.

Sandra’s Skyline of Austin Quilt hangs in the State Capitol of Texas. Barbara Vose (Mrs. Chuck Vose, CEO of First Natl Bank in OKC) claims she paid $60,000 for this quilt. Love the realistic appliques of the animals enhanced with yarn painting and fuzzy fabrics. Small water staining in upper left corner (REPAIRED). Magnificent piece of original art that would be the focal point in any home décor. 65”hi x 87” wide $2995 tax deductible donation to feed needy children to charity of your choosing.

 

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Antique Quilt 6480
Prairie Point Trip Around the World from OKC with hot pink binding and back. Taffeta, cotton, flowers, plaids, polka dots, Pizza Hut prints, Jerseys even poly knit, butterflies, airplanes, ship anchors, start and red bandana print. WILD QUIRKY FUNKY ART! Excellent King/Queen 90” x 102”
$3000
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Antique Quilt 6535
Crazy Quilt in silks, satins, striped border dated 1882. Hand quilted with red silk back, heavy cording and tassels, heavily embroidered, Excellent condition, Museum quality by Mrs. John (Eliza) Kay (1820-1920) made in St. Joseph, Missouri. Documented with complete family history and family photos in notebook included by Kay Lindsey. The Kay family owned a dry goods store, engaged in outfitting wagons going west. Mrs. Kay regularly went to Philadelphia with her husband on buying trips and bought the best textiles available. Eliza was a needlework artist and china painter.
Complete family provenance and family photos in notebook included by Kay Lindsey. Embroidered with Eliza grandson’s name B Kay, Barnett born in 1888 and I W Boyd’s CSA Badge. Striped silk border turned under but used without a backing. Exquisite Museum Quality workmanship, beauty and condition. Four fragile silk pieces, otherwise excellent condition. 59” X 73”
$4000 donation to your favorite charity subject to my approval.
     
Antique Quilt 6536
1880s Silk, satin, wool and finest fabrics of the period Log Cabin Court House Steps by Mrs. John (Eliza) Kay (1820-1920) with beading and embroidery in middle of each. The Kay family owned a dry goods store, engaged in outfitting wagons going west. Mrs. Kay regularly went to Philadelphia with her husband on buying trips and bought best textiles. Eliza was a needlework artist and china painter. Documented and published in the Oklahoma Heritage Quilts Book and complete family provenance and family photos in notebook included by Kay Lindsey. Excellent Condition except for fragile striped border. Turned under and used unbacked. 63” x 75”
$4500 donation to your favorite charity subject to my approval.
     
Antique Quilt 6537
Bridal Buggy Lap Crazy Quilt in silks, satins, striped border dated 1882, hand cross hatch quilted @ 8 st/in with red silk back, heavy cording and handmade tassels heavily embroidered. Museum quality by Mrs. John (Eliza) Kay (1820-1920) made in St. Joseph, Missouri. The Kay family owned a dry goods store, engaged in outfitting wagons going west. Mrs. Kay regularly went to Philadelphia with her husband on buying trips and bought best textiles. Eliza was a needlework artist and china painter. Documented with complete family provenance and family photos in notebook included by Kay Lindsey. I tiny mend on back and damage on one of tassels, otherwise excellent condition.
$5000 donation to your favorite charity subject to my approval.
     
Antique Quilt 6636
Signed and Dated Young Man’s Fancy Friendship Quilt. Embroidered in middle “Presented to Miss Lettie Holman by pupils of Love Valley School District 29 of Township 18, Range 8, Kingfisher, County, OK. Embroidered names include: Charlie Julian, Robert Bozarth, Aeie Frishen, Kittie, Arthur and Pearl Honover, Jim Hanover, Ora.L., Alene Bozsarth, James, Sodie and Clydus Mitchell, Fred McCarrel, Ben Lee, Henryetta Starkey, Edith and Earnie Marshall, Teresa McCarty, Katie Buell, Bessie Julian, C.R.L. Mamie and Dannie Lee, Siggie Bozarth, Rossie Marshall, Willie Wilson, Alex Wilson, Charlie Gordon, Bessie Renshaw, Willie, Joe Ben Hanover, Kate and Jamie, Guy Fisher, Anna and Lulu Bondhaven, Ed McCarrel, Arthur and Katie Bondhaven (?). Included with quilt is this photo of the School, article and photo in magazine about Frank Clark, Mayor of Enid, State Senator, Lawyer, Farmer, Philantrophist and founding father of Enid. Also is a 1915 Diary of famous actor Harry Holman maybe brother of teacher recipient of this quilt Miss Lettie Holman and obits of Frank and Louise Rowland Carter’s fabulous documented provenance of celebrity founding fathers of historical significance. Diagonal cross hatch and straight line hand quilting @ 8-9 st/in. Other than minor staining, Mint unused condition. 70” x 81”
$3000 donation to the charity of your choice.
     


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