Stunning Quilt made by Ruth Levengood of Sugarcreek, Ohio (July 18, 1920 - March 8, 2012). PREVIOUS OWNER tried to dig up some information oh Ruth & was able to find her obituary. Only a grandson was present at her estate sale & he wasn't able to provide with much information. She worked at Alsco for 30 years and retired in 1986, was a cook for the Sugarcreek Nutrition Center from 1987 to 2006, and called Bingo at Walnut Hills Nursing Home on Wednesday's until 2004. She was a member of the Shanesville Lutheran Church and was a dedicated Church Quilter.What SHE FOUND interesting is that her church is still called "Shanesville" which is no longer a town here. It's now called Sugarcreek, the heart of Amish country in these parts. This pattern is called "Ohio Star". It looks to have been made around the 1930's or 40's with a combination of great old feeD sack fabrics & other 100% cotton fabrics... All pieced to an unbleached muslin background. It is soft beige or off-white along in color with a pretty pink sashing & border (2 pinks were used).
The quilt measures 90" x 77" & is EXCELLENT LIKE NEW condition. I SEE NO YELLOW AGING. It has never been laundered; you can still see her light quilting trace lines. THERE IS ONE TINY MARK ON THE BACK.
IT IS PICTURED & a couple small places where the binding didn't catch the quilt. There are no rips, tears or holes. It's clean & odor-free. I just love Ruth's choice of prints.... There are reds, greens, blues, yellows, golds, purples, and even some black prints...
Most all in floral prints, along with a plaid or two. Her hand quilting is to be admired small, tight & even stitch with 8-9 top stitches per inch. The off-white squares in the blocks were quilted with diagonal crisscrossing lines & every triangle was quilted around the inside in like shape.The border & sashing were quilted in a twisted rope design. This truly is a great looking quilt, one that will display well for you. The item "Vintage Antique 1930s-40'S Quilt Hand Quilted, OHIO STAR, UNUSED PROVENANCE NEW" is in sale since Tuesday, September 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles (1930-Now)\Quilts". The seller is "quiltz50" and is located in Goodyear, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.