Wednesday, February 18, 2015

American History Quilt - Up for Auction

Take a look at this beautiful piece! 

 The quilt was stitched by Camille Nixdorf Phelan (1882-1946), an Oklahoma quilt artist. According to the American Quilter's Society, " It chronicles the history of the United States from its founding until 1937...Phelan produced two major quilts during her lifetime. The first is a quilt detailing the history of the State of Oklahoma, which resides in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The second, and the quilt up for auction at Cowan’s, is the American History Quilt. It combines the knowledge of the historian with the genius of the artist, and portrays the history of the country vividly by artistic embroidery."

More details are here. The quilt will be auctioned off at Cowan's Feb. 21 -- detailed descriptions and more photos are here. (For those of you who keep track of this sort of thing, appraisal value is estimated at $15,000-25,000. We'll see what it goes for.)

What a treasure!

(thanks to AQS and Cindy Zabuska for mentioning this)

1 comment:

Cindy Brick said...

It sold for $19,200, including the buyer's premium.

Hmmm... click on the link to see specifics.

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