Judi's Kit Quilt Collection

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1. Red Wagon with Boy/Girl/Dog Crib Coverlet 
   and Pillow Cover – 1931 - 34” x 45” and 12” x 16”

This is a Vogart design marketed by the J.B.K. Co. as F-31 for the crib cover and F-32 for the pillow cover.  J.B.K. Co sold thru S.S. Kresge’s catalogs and stores. Kresge’s became K-mart in 1977.  Floss did not come with the items and had to be supplied by the maker. 

2. Rabbits In The Garden Crib Coverlet with
    Pillow Cover - 1920s - 34" x 45" and 12" x 16"  

These are Vogart designs #281 for the coverlet and #280 for the pillow cover that were marketed by J.B.K. Co. and sold thru S. S. Kresge's stores in the 1920 and 30s. Indicative of the J.B.K. Co.’s designs are the unusual aqua blue and yellow gold colors which were not used in other Vogart items. Embroidery is beautifully done and both in excellent condition.   

3. Baby Crib Coverlet with Pillow Cover - 1927 - 
   36" x 60" & 12" x 18"

This crib coverlet pattern #518 and pillow cover pattern #519 was manufactured by the Royal Society Co. of New York in 1927 in a kit form and sold by F.A. Herrschners catalogs.  Everything in the kit was included: i.e. pink lawn fabric, floss, netting, and even a needle. It has a lawn background with embroidery and an overlay of pink netting fabric.  Exquisitely done; maker unknown.

4. Victorian Couple W/Birds -1920s - 50" x 66"

This is Bucilla's pattern #8642 marked as at Child's Quilt and Made in the U.S.A.  The edges of the figures were not turned under for applique but the surrounding raw edges in black floss were expertly button hole stitched. The rest of the embroidery was done in yellow and black floss.  Hand quilting was done 8 stitches per inch. 


5. Doll/Bear/Balloon Crib Quilt - 1930s
        44" x 53"


This is thought to be a Bucilla kit from the 1930's when they put out kits with tinted motifs and designs to be embroidered. Found in a junk store in New Orleans years ago with the blue checkered and hot pink fabric attached to make it into a twin size. Unfortunately where the balloons are now was a large swatch of oil based white house paint. No soaking could remove it after so many years. Since it was originally made to be a crib top, Judi Fibush cut down the fabric borders, added balloons to cover the paint and finished it as a crib size in 1996. It is hand quilted in 10 spi in blue thread. 

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6. "Kiddie Kar" Crib Quilt - 1930 - 40" x 60"

This Homeneedlecraft Creation pattern # 7274 is of a little boy sitting on toy car in the center of the quilt and in each corner are separate motifs of a giraffe, 2 clowns and a rabbit. All superbly hand appliqued, hand embroidered and then hand quilted. Maker unknown. 

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7. Three Little Pigs Crib & Pillow Coverlet -
      1930's - 36" x 45"& 12" x 18" 

This crib coverlet #533 and pillow #535 were made and hand tinted by Vogart designs.  They were then marketed by J.C. Penny under its label of "PENNYMAID "and sold as a set for 49 cents. All the lines surrounding the figures, etc were to be embroidered in floss in outline, daisy and French knot stitches. The unbleached muslin coverlet was never intended to be quilted and only used as a summer spread on the crib for neatness and decoration.  Judi Fibush did the embroidery and added a 1/2" red binding. 

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8. Dutch Children Crib Coverlet & Pillow - 1930’s
      32” x 50” and 12” x 17”

This is a charming crib coverlet and pillow set probably made in the 1930’s by Bucilla which made most of the applique and embroidery items of the time.  The figures on both pieces are finely appliqued and then button hole stitched around the clothes.  A windmill, flowers, facial and body features are expertly embroidered. The binding on the coverlet is blanket stitched in pink yarn.

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9. Drum Major/Drummer Teddy Bear Crib  
      Coverlet - 1930's - 32' x 42"

This is a Bucilla design from the 1930's although not documented. It was hand tinted in tan for the bear's face, arms, and legs and a bright red for the coat, hat and drum and beautifully embroidered in black, blue, gold around the coat and pale green. Fading of both colors is seen especially in the tan areas. The bear is 24" tall which makes this an unusually large motif.  A small hole was excellently patched near the base of the drum on the right lower side and a very few tiny blue embroidery stitches are missing but still a delightful and adorable coverlet for a crib. 

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10. Girl and Dog in Car Crib Coverlet - 1932 -
      36” x 48”

This is thought to be a J.B.K. Co. crib cover and pillow set.  Tinted areas greatly faded with a yellow cotton 2” binding and still charming.

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11. Teddy Bear with Bubbles Crib Quilts and
       Pillow Cover - 1935 - 15” x 16” and 27” x 39”

These two quilts and one pillow cover were made by Vogart. Crib quilts are # 2030 and pillow cover is #2029 and sold thru F.W. Woolworth catalogs in 1935.  It was in a Fall catalog marked F-35 with the label of N.R.A. 31-29 making it part of the National Recovery Act.  FDR established a minimum wage and a maximum work week to divide the benefit of increased productivity between capital and labor. That Act was declared unconstitutional in 1935 by the Supreme Court.  Pillow colors are good except for the faded red balloon.  Only the pillow was bound in red binding. Crib colors are mostly lightly faded. The quilt has a nicely added border of striped fabrics in red, green and blue that are cut into triangles.  The scalloped binding is red binding.

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12. Bunnies and Blue Birds 1935 - 30" x 44"

This Crib Coverlet made by Vogart is No. 2184,
N.R.A  S35 No. 31 - 29. It was advertised in the F. W. Woolworth Summer 1935 catalog. Since the N.R.A. act was made in 1933, this coverlet was manufactured in 1935. That Act was declared unconstitutional in 1935. Beautifully embroidered by hand. The fabric is muslin and the hand tinted color is slightly faded but the overall top is in excellent condition.

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13. Two Kitties Crib Coverlet - 1935 - 30" x 40"

This coverlet was made by Vogart # 2031 and was sold thru F.W. Woolworth catalogs in 1935.  It was in a Fall catalog marked F-35 with the label of N.R.A. 31-29 making it part of the National Recovery Act.  That Act was declared unconstitutional in 1935. Any item with a N.R.A. label is rare and finding one on a crib coverlet is highly unusual. It shows 2 kitties - boy and girl - holding hands and walking from the house on the hill.  Several small age "rust" spots are in the lower left area and a slight yellow line in the center where it was folded. Embroidery is well done and colors are vivid.

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14. Nutcracker Suite Coverlet - 1933-1935 -
      33" x 45"

This is a Christmas themed Crib Coverlet made by Vogart No. 216-A - N.R.A No. 31 - 29. Since the N.R.A. act was made in 1933, this coverlet could have been manufactured during the time period from 1933-1935. That Act was declared unconstitutional in 1935. Beautifully embroidered by hand and the color is hand tinted on the cloth.  It is done on flour sack type fabric that is off white. The 1 - 3/4 inch wide blue binding is finished by machine.

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15. Elephant and Dog Crib Coverlet
      1935 - 30" x 44"

This Elephant and Dog Crib Coverlet made by Vogart is No. 216-B - N.R.A No. 31 - 29. Since the N.R.A. act was made in 1933, this coverlet was manufactured in 1935. That Act was declared unconstitutional in 1935. Beautifully embroidered by hand in buttonhole stitches. The fabric is muslin and the hand tinted color is slightly faded but the overall top is in excellent condition. The 1/2 inch wide orange binding is finished by machine.

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16. Animal Crib Cover and Pillow - 1930s-1940s
      44" x 56" and 12" x 16"

This charming embroidered crib cover and pillow is tinted and embroidered showing a bear, elephant, duck pull toy, rooster, dog, chicken and tree with flowers.  There is button hole stitching around the inside borders on both the pillow and crib cover. The crib cover also has a 4 inch pale yellow outside border.  Lightly faded and used but in excellent condition.

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17. Flowered Quilt Blocks - 1946 - 11" square

These are 14 Vogart 11" squares with 7 different designs.  They are hand tinted and are to be embroidered and then joined with the solid color fabrics shown to make a large quilt top which will be quilted.  The markings on the squares are:  No 106, 107, 108,109, 110, 111, 584 and 596 -  Quilt Block 
F-46  Ask for " and other Vogart" Original. They were sold thru  1946 S. S. Kresge and 1947 F.W. Woolworth catalogs.

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18. USA State Blocks - 1950's - 70" x 80"

This is Progress crib quilt kit #1528. It was prestamped with lines to place 5 clowns on a white background with all quilting lines prestamped. The clowns came on solid and gingham prestamped fabrics to be appliqued on the background.

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19. Clowns Crib Quilt - 1950’s – 40” x 58”

This is Progress crib quilt kit #1528. It was prestamped with lines to place 5 clowns on a white background with all quilting lines prestamped. The clowns came on solid and gingham prestamped fabrics to be appliqued on the background.

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20. Two Sisters Crib Quilt - 1951 - 30"x 46"

This is Jack Dempsey (JayDee) pattern #4060-9. It was originally sized at 40" x 60" and was prestamped on the white bleached sheeting background to be embroidered. No markings for quilting lines were included. Cost of this kit was $3.79. Judi Fibush hand quilted it at 8 spi around all figures and all lines. The batting is a light wool flannel and the back and binding are a 1940's light green flannel.

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21. "The Daffodil" Quilt - 1958 - 77" x 91"

The Daffodil quilt is Progress kit # 1437 and was manufactured in the late 1930’s and sold thru Lee Wards and other catalogs.  The appliqué of white swag and all leaves were done by the unknown original owner. The appliqués of flowers, embroidery and 9 spi hand quilting lines were done by Judi Fibush from Rocklin, CA in 2010 with the original  1 1/2" to 2" preprinted quilting lines narrowed to 1/4"  to 1/2".

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22. Tree of Life Quilt – 1958 – 79’ x 97”

This is Progress kit # 1492 and was manufactured in the 1950 and sold thru Lee Wards and other companies catalogs. This kit was manufactured with the large center flower in pink in 1930, blue in 1950 and purple in 1970.  Progress was bought by Tobin, Sporn & Glaser, Inc. in 1944 and this particular kit was manufactured by T.S.&G. The appliqué and embroidery work was done by Nancy Carr of Liverpool, NY. The original preprinted blue dot  quilting lines were 1 1/2"to 2" apart.  Judi Fibush of Rocklin, CA did the hand quilting lines narrowed  down to 1/4" to 1/2" wide. This quilt was featured in the 2017 "Gilding The Lilly's" show at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. 

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23. Bambi Crib Quilt - 1950's - 40” x 58”

This is a Paragon/Needlecraft Creations crib quilt #0522 with Bambi in the center and Flower, Thumper, a bird and an owl in the corners.  It was sold in later years thru Lee Wards, the Stitchery, McCall’s, Family Circle and Herrschners catalogs and ads. . It has prestamped lines for cross stitch embroidery put on a cotton pre-quilted fabric. Because the fabric was pre-quilted, this is a summer type cover and not warm like a regular quilt. The embroidery and binding were done by an unknown previous owner. 

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24. Fairyland Crib Quilt - 1960s - 44" x 64"

This is an outstanding crib quilt from Paragon
# 010686 this is magnificently done. The appliqued figures of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel plus the Princes and Horses are invisibly attached.  The embroidery is so detailed that the Wicked Witch even has long red fingernails. A master needlework woman did this to perfection. This quilt was featured in the 2017 "Gilding The Lilly's" show at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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25. Humpty Dumpty Crib Quilt – 1962 -37” x 50”

Bucilla made and sold this crib quilt thru the Fall-Winter 1962 McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine.  It is pattern #8816 and features Humpty falling off the wall toward 2 soldiers cleaning up the mess once he hits the ground.  2 other soldiers are on top with one on a horse.  Applique and embroidery are excellent with no damage or stains and machine quilted in a cross hatch pattern.  The original kit did include a Humpty pajama bag.  

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26. Animal Kingdom Crib Quilt - 1950s - 40” x 60”

This is Progress crib quilt kit #1541.  It is a prestamped top with six prestamped gingham animal patches to be appliqued and a narrow yellow border around each animal block.  Prestamped quilting lines are also shown.  It was sold by Herrschners and Lee Wards. Applique and embroidery beautifully done with a red checked backing and binding.

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27. Clown and Circus Animals Crib Cover –
       1970s? – 39” x 55”

No markings indicate the maker of this crib cover but the style and applique seem to put in the Progress company’s style.  It is beautifully done with applique in the clown’s clothes, the zebra, the two monkeys, the elephant and the kangaroos.  The embroidery is excellently done also. This size would have covered a 6 year crib well.

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28. Our Gang Crib Quilt - 1977 - 40” x 60”

This cover is Paragon crib cover.  It was sold thru Herrschners catalogs. Bambi and Pluto are in front of Pluto’s doghouse with other Disney characters around them. It has prestamped lines for cross stitch embroidery put on a cotton pre-quilted fabric. Because the fabric was pre-quilted, this is a summer type cover and not warm like a regular quilt. It sold for $11.98.

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29. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Crib Quilt
      1982 - 36" x50"

This completed crib top has been embroidered and hand quilted. It is a Nojae of Fairway pattern 926-21. It features the first line of the children's night time prayer with little teddy bears and chains of daisies jointing them. The Fairway company is still making embroidered items and selling them thru craft stores:
e.g. Jo-Ann, Michaels, etc.

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30. Bear Family Walking Crib Cover 36" x 45"- 1938

In the late 1930s, Bucilla used applique fabrics and cross stitch embroidery on their items The instructions said to use buttonhole stitches to sew the fabric to the background. This is beautifully appliqued and embroidered on a course muslin fabric. This is clean with no markings or tears.

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31. Pussy Willow Crib Quilt - 1930s - 36" x 55"

This HomeNeedleCraft sweet crib (in excellent condition) quilt has a center panel with gray pussy willows and willow catkins.  The two side panels as well as the whole quilt is heavily hand quilted at 10 stitches per inch.  The kit was made by HomeNeedleCraft in the 1930s but also sold in Herrschner's and Lee Ward's catalogs in the 1940s and 1950s.  Besides this color combination, it also came in pink, green and maize with gray accents. 

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 Pillow Covers

1. Bunny Crib Pillow – 1930s - 10” x 15”

This little pillow cover was sold thru the American Thread Co as pattern # 124A and said to use Star Brands floss. It was made and also sold by Vogart as pattern #39.  It is tinted and embroidered.  Tinting was discontinued in the 1940s.

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2. Toy Soldier, Trees and Puppy Pillow - 1930s
    11" square

Possibly a Vogart printed pillow or quilt square but nicely embroidered and made into a pillow.

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3. Two Dogs Painting - 1938 - 14" x 18"

This pillow cover is Vogart #25 showing a dog being an artist painting his dog friend. It has some minor color distortion in the red cap and two very faint age spots under the easel.  Embroidery is excellently done and it is clean without tears or holes.

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