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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 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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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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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.

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.

 
Quilt 6091
Fabulous Museum Quality Blazing Star signed and dated "1854 SB" in pieced fabric by Mary Ann Thompson Macarty Root's grandmother's grandmother S Bennett originally from Ireland and Scotland. Mary Ann's grandmother Elie Thompson Marty (1878-1979) came with quilts in covered wagon about 1889 from Linn (Osage County) Missouri to settle near Thackerville on TX/OK state line. Elie's mom died in the covered wagon on the journey. Rare to find mid 1800s signed and dated quilts in this good a condition. Fabulous pieced Tumbling Blocks order and outline hand quilting @ 11 st/in. Binding wear and a little staining and discoloration and fading. Will rebind for $200. Otherwise excellent condition 88x99" $10,000  to the charity of your choice to feed needy children.
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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 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”
$1995
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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”
New black satin backing since it was never backed. 59” X 73” $4500 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.

Only two fragile silk 1/2” strips found on close examination. New black satin backing since it was never backed. Excellent Condition 60”x72” $6000 donation to your favorite charity subject to my approval.
$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.
     
Antique Quilt 6690
1864 Rising Sun, Sunburst, Mariner’s Compass red and green Appliqued Quilt was made for Richard Bradley and Dillay Lee’s wedding quilt, Sept 25, 1864. Their nephews and brothers helped quilt it and put their initials on it. Dillay secretly started using the sewing machine when she was six to make doll clothes when her mama was out in the fields working. Her mom caught her red handed. But since she was doing such a great job, she encouraged Dillay to start making all the kids clothes. After the Civil War, the Bradley’s sold their 1500 acre Virginia cotton and tobacco Plantation and moved to Tennessee. Richard’s sister was a slave trader with a black boy Crocket buried next to her. Dillay and Richard cast lots on a farm 12 miles west of Duncan and came from Whiteburrow, Tx in a covered wagon in the 1890s. They loaded the wagon on a barge and rope pulled themselves across the Red River. They ran a General Store and Dillay was the first postmistress and grew cotton and raised hogs and made Potters Sausage. They had ten children. One of the oldest boys had a machine shop and did work for Halliburton and one daughter was a nurse for Dr. Lintless in the Patterson Hospital. During a tornado, an ear of corn hit Dillay in the leg, leaving a scar. It blew two rooms away but left the kitchen with the table perfectly set for dinner untouched. They had a cellar where they cured meat and a talking parrot Polly who sat on the top of the house and called the hogs home. Richard bought enough homesteads for each of the ten children to have 80 acres with oil rights. Freshly washed. One tiny hole and fading shown in close up. Rebound. Excellent condition for a Civil War quilt. Museum quality hearts inside feather wreaths, undulating feathers and cross hatch quilting @ 12 st/in. 84” x 97”
$10,000 reduced to $4750
     
Antique Quilt 6819
Jewels of the Garden signed and dated original art by nationally acclaimed blue ribbon quilt artist/teacher Sharon L. Schlotzhauer of Colorado Springs, CO. This quilt was chosen to travel in the Hoffman Challenge in 2007 and is published in the Quirky to Modern Art Quilt book. The butterfly is 3 dimensional with loose wings and trapunto body. Mint condition 32” x 36”
$800 tax deductible donation to Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community
     
Antique Quilt 6906
Sunshine and Shadows Postage Stamp Amish Quilt from Intercourse, PA. Breathtakingly beautiful graphic bold stunning work of art made from 1890s-1920s antique batiste wool like the original ones used. Museum quality workmanship with undulating Feather 3/4” cross hatch, Rose vines, 4 leaf clovers hand quilted @ 12 st/in MINT UNUSED CONDITION Lay in on a navy blue sheet or blanket to cover the top of a queen or king bed 68” x 68” comps show $15,000. Taking a $10,000 tax deductible donation for Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community (www.PeppersRanch.com)

$15,000. Taking a $10,000 tax deductible donation for Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community (www.PeppersRanch.com)
     
Antique Quilt 6907
Diamond in a Square Amish Quilt from Intercourse, PA. Dynamite graphic wall art or put on top of black sheet or blanket to cover top of bed. Made from 1890s-1920s antique batiste wool like the original ones used. Museum quality Feather, Undulating Feather, 4 Leaf Clover, 3/4” cross hatch hand quilting @ 10 st/in + MINT UNUSED CONDITION 54” x 54” Comps show $7500. Taking a $5000 tax deductible donation for Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community (www.PeppersRanch.com)

Comps show $7500. Taking a $5000 tax deductible donation for Peppers Ranch Foster Care Community (www.PeppersRanch.com)
     


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