This is an Antique American quilt made circa 1962. We know this because it was signed and dated by the maker. We preserved the maker's mark on the wearers bottom right side by the hem. We have included a photo at the end of the listing. This was a quilt kit made by Paragon to celebrate Americans. In 1961 it was featured in Good House Keeping and became wildly popular. This quilt is museum worthy for its hand quilting and masterful hand applique. Please note the photos make the ground fabric look lighter than it is. In our opinion the ground fabric is closer to an almond than a white. Paragon borrowed from the Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art, which we are known for here in Lancaster. This is specifically evident with the art on the back of the jacket. There are some faint age marks that were hard to pick up in our high resolution images, so we have included 3 iphone photos at the end of the listing. We have added 5 braided leather buttons as closures. In our opinion the quilt is very thin, very soft, very light weight, and and has an excellent drape. If you have further questions please direct message us and we are happy to send you a video.
- Please reference measurements for a specific fit.
- One Size Fits Most - Model is 5’4 and approximately 125 lbs.
- Two Pockets
50” top of the back of neck to the bottom of the hem (overall length)
21.5” laying flat, armpit to armpit, buttoned jacket
24” shoulder seam to bottom of arm, uncuffed
5 buttons down the front
Please note that all of our jackets are made from antique quilts and the fabric reflects this. Our fabrics are sometimes older than 100 years old and are perfectly worn. We believe this is what makes them special and is part of their charm. All of our garments are pre-washed in special restoration quilt wash. We recommend only spot cleaning if necessary.