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Multi-Colored Antique Quilt
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Multi-Colored Antique Quilt
Multi-Colored Antique  
QUESTION: I am having to appraise all items in my grandparents home due to their recent death. I am supposed to get an approximate retail value, and fair market value,(basically what people are paying on Ebay or auction sites right now.
I am trying to find out as much information as I can:
*Is it handmade?
*Is it antique?
*What is the pattern, what would someone call this type of quilt?
*What materials it's made of?
*a retail value and fair market value, if possible?

The quilt is multi-colored with a distinct design.
*do those designs have a certain name?

The quilt is approximately 66" x 85" and around 2-3mm thick
*Which would this be considered: King, Queen, Full?

Thank you so much and if there's anything else to add, please do! I'm not very versed with quilts.

ANSWER: Hi again Amy,

I can not tell enough from the photo about this one to
comment intelligently.

Can you take a detail of one of the Baskets and a bit of
surround?  Another of a corner turned over, so I can see
the back and the edging?


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QUESTION: Let me know if these pictures help. Thanks again!

ANSWER: Hi again Amy,

I have been stumped by this one, and have been looking, looking at
the photos -- trying to understand what I was seeing.  Something was
not computing for me.

I just now had an idea -- and need to ask you.  Is this quilt PRINTED
rather than pieced together?  Are there any seams around each triangle
in the Baskets -- or are they printed to look like patchwork?

I will await your response.



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QUESTION: You were right on the money. I didn't even realize it until you said it. It is actually printed, and are sewn around the edges to look like patchwork.
What would you call a quilt, or blanket like that, and what kind of price would you put on something like that?

Thanks again for your help!

Funny -- it finally hit me as I was studying your photos.  Well, I am
relieved to have identified it.. Not "understanding" what I was seeing
was bugging me.

Sadly, these have very little monetary value.  They have been around a
while, but are still being made.

I don't know how much yours might have cost, but I understand this kind
of printed quilt is now available at places like Target and such for very
little -- $29.95 new.

And since they are still being made, they are not very collectible.  You
might want to search the internet for "printed quilts" or ... ???

Wish I had better news for you...

All best, and again thanks for contacting me.


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Julie Silber


I can speak to the age, design, style, region, history, and value of antique quilts.


Forty years as an appraiser, dealer, historian, collector, consultant and museum curator in the area of QUILTS MADE BEFORE 1950.

American Quilt Study Group (former Board Member); Alliance for the American Quilt (Former Board Member)

Author or co-author of several award winning books on Quilt History; numerous articles on quilt history published over a 30 year period. Details upon request.

B.A., American History, University of Michigan; Post Graduate courses in folklore, history and art history

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Esprit de Corp., San Francisco; Levi Strauss, San Francisco; Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, MI; Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR

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