Moran’s Blanket Statements realized strong prices for Amish and American quilts from the collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh
• Important examples of Lancaster County Amish quilts sold well
• Midwest Amish quilt designs were sought by collectors
• American quilts achieved strong prices
MONROVIA, CA – Moran’s June 30th Blanket Statements brought to market the stellar collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh, intelligently and expertly curated over a twenty-year period to include fine and rare examples from across the Amish communities as well as other American quilts. One of the finest collections of Amish quilts in private hands, collectors vied for pieces from the collection that had been published in notable books and exhibited in A Quiet Spirit an important exhibition at the UCLA Fowler museum in 1996.
Quilts from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania achieved the highest prices of the day. A wonderful Floating Bars quilt with dreamy blue and purple colors brought $2,812 at the block (all prices realized include Moran’s 25% buyer’s premium). A Nine Patch quilt with tones of blue, green, and purple was one of the more popular lots leading into the sell, bringing $1,875. A stunning Double Wedding Ring quilt with its vibrant colors caused a stir when it hit the block, selling to a determined phone bidder for $1,375. A gorgeous contained crazy quilt was the top lot of the auction, selling online for $3,125.
The Midwestern Amish quilts in the auction performed well throughout the day. A dizzying Tumbling Blocks quilt with its mix of red and blues will make a wonderful addition to the buyer’s collection, bringing $1,250 at the block. A graphic Star of the East with its gorgeous mix of blues on a black ground, a quintessential feature of the Ohio Amish, brought $1,187. A delightful Roman Stripes quilt from Malcom, Illinois, with its lineup of striped triangles realized $1,675.
American quilts realized strong prices at the auction. A vibrant patchwork quilt with graphic arrangement of color caused a bidding war when it hit the block, bringing $1,250. A Bullseye quilt with patriotic color scheme is sure to bring interest to the buyer’s collection and realized $937. An American Tobacco flag quilt was one of the most popular items leading into the sale, bringing $937 at the block.
Moran’s summer auction season will continue with ReDesigned on July 19th. Made in Mexico on August 16th is filled with fine and decorative art from our southern neighbors. September auctions begin with Traditional Collector. Fine Jewelry and Studio Jewelry heads to the block with Luxury, Couture & Accessories later in the month. Lastly Art of the American West will round out the month, already filling with fine art and objects from across the country. Moran’s takes the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously, as such, all previews for the auction will be by appointment only and the sales will be held online without a live audience.
For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com. Bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. Live bidding on a desktop is available through our website; bidding is also supported by telephone or absentee.
Consignment inquiries are always welcome.
“One of the finest collections of Amish quilts in private hands, collectors vied for pieces from the collection”