Antique Queen Size Cotton Quilt with an Interesting History

Item Number: 334

Time Left: CLOSED

Value: Priceless

Online Close: Oct 17, 2021 10:00 PM EDT

Bid History: 8 bids - Item Sold!


This antique quilt top was finished into a queen-size bedspread in 2006. The center pattern was created in Seattle, Washington sometime between 1901 and 1936 by Belle Thompson (Mrs. Charles P.) Leigh. Mrs. Leigh was born May 1860 in Covington, Kentucky, and moved to Nelson, Nebraska after her marriage. She moved to Seattle, Washington in 1901 and lived there until her death in 1955.
Overall size 92" x 98"
From the donor:
The center top pattern was mailed to my Aunt, Leigh Martin (Mrs. Robert M) Besancon with a note saying it came from her grandmother's house. The top came to me from my Aunt at her death and was in the original box mailed to her from Seattle in 1935. I arranged to have the pattern enlarged with modern cotton of the same style as the old center to make it into a queen-size bed cover. The finished quilt was created in 2006 by Carrie Zizza, a talented quilter who works in Amesbury.

Special Instructions

If won by an online bidder, this item can be picked up in Salisbury, MA or the item will be shipped by trackable mail at the winning bidder's expense.

Donated by

Judy Besancon