This collection of Red and Green Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum of Golden, CO contains twenty-five quilts. Dating from 1835 through the early 20th century, these quilts are stitched with red and green fabrics, a popular color combination of the era.
The collection includes some applique quilts of the 19th century, which were often made to signify great events or reserved for the most careful designs, more expensive fabrics, and best stitches. These quilts were often made before or immediately after marriage, as crib quilts, or after all children were grown. A woman’s best quilts, made with the most expensive fabrics or intricate applique designs, were proudly displayed in the front room of her home or on a guest bed.
These Red and Green Quilts show a beautiful variety of decorative motifs from the mid-to-late-1800s. This collection from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum holds prime examples of this beautiful era in our quilting history.
Red & Green Quilt Exhibit will be displayed through January 27, 2019, at the Dane G. Hansen Museum located at 110 W. Main Street, Logan, Kansas. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9-12 & 1-4; Saturday 9-12 & 1-5; Sunday & holidays 1-5. We are handicapped accessible and thanks to the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, there is never an admission fee. For more information, please contact Shari at 785-689-4846.