Two (2) Southern, likely East Tennessee, pieced and hand-stitched cotton quilts, variations of Irish Chain pattern, with white fields and backings. 1st item: Quilt with blue and white calico squares on a white background with diamond and feather stitching. 77 1/2" x 92". 2nd item: Quilt with red and white pinwheels on a white background with diamond and wreath stitching. 69" x 78". Both quilts first quarter 20th century. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Both items overall good condition with a few spots of light discoloration. 1st item: Largest stain 1/2" dia. Minute holes to backing in a 3/4" area. 2nd item: Largest stain 1" dia. 1/2" dia. hole to backing and batting.
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