Quilts Currently for Sale

The quilts in this catalog are arranged chronologically, with the most recently finished quilts listed first.

Also for sale are some of the quilts featured in Ruth’s first two books, Pattern on Pattern and Symmetry. Those quilts are listed separately and appear at the end of this catalog.


Prices for quilts shown here range from $2,600.00 to $11,500.00 US. If you have a question regarding the price of a particular piece, see Contact the artist.

Be sure to include the name of the quilt in your inquiry, as well as your full name and phone number. Slides of any quilt are available upon request.

The quilts shown in this web site on "Quilts for Sale" and "Other Recent Quilts" are unique one-of-a-kind pieces of Art. These quilts are copyrighted by the artist, Ruth B. McDowell, and may not be copied, reproduced or reprinted without specific written permission from Ruth. No patterns for any of these quilts are available. You may not attempt to make your own pattern from these images.

As one of the foremost teachers of Design for Pieced Quilts, Ruth focused her professional life on teaching students how to design their own original piecing patterns. Her pair of books, Ruth B. McDowell's Piecing Workshop and Ruth B. McDowell's Design Workshop, distill the essence of her process, and will guide you into making your own patterns for your own quilts. The Piecing Workshop book also contains patterns for a sample block and two art quilts, a Maple Leaf and a Waterlily. In the section "Online Store" you will find links to Print on Demand copies of these two books.

Also in the "Online Store," you can order copies of four of the five of Ruth's books which are primarily patterns for you to use, once you own the book:

  • Symmetry, a Design System for Quiltmakers
  • Pieced Flowers
  • Pieced Vegetables (Ruth's favorite)
  • When Quilters Gather
  • Ruth's first book, Pattern on Pattern, may be available in online and used book sources.

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Primroses with Indigo Primroses with Indigo
38”x33” 96x84cm ©2016 $5,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Silk, Cotton Batting

Soloman Seal Soloman Seal
49.5” x 46” 126 x 117 cm ©2016 $5,400.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Maidenhair Fern Maidenhair Fern
37” x 28” 71 x 94 cm ©2015 $4,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Dandelion Dandelion
49” x 43.5” 124x110 cm ©2015 $5,400.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

February February
84” x 31” 213 x 79 cm ©2015 $9,800.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting, Ink

Hobblebush Hobblebush
61” x 40” 155 x 107 cm ©2014 $9,800.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Summer Visitors Summer Visitors
36” x 47” 91 x 119 cm ©2013 $8,600.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Orion Orion
60" x 70.5" 152 x 179 cm ©2013 $9,800.00
Machine pieced, machine quilted, cottons, silks, cotton batting, antique shell buttons

Lady in Red Lady in Red
24.5” x 18” 62 x 46 cm ©2012 $1,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Ox Draw with Passenger Ox Draw with Passenger
27” x 49” 68 x 124 cm ©2012 $5,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Moth Orchids 3 Moth Orchids 3
38" x 51" ©2011 $3,200.00
Machine pieced, machine appliquéd, machine quilted Cottons, cotton batting

Two Bridges Two Bridges
31.5” x 43 80 x 109 cm ©2011 $5,100.00
Machine pieced, raw edge appliqué, machine quilted, cottons, cotton batting

Hepatica Hepatica
40.5” x 26” 103 x 66 cm ©2011 $5,100.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Silk, Cotton Batting

Draft Team in Snow Draft Team in Snow
39” x 64” 99 x 163 cm ©2010 $8,700.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Foxgloves 4 Foxgloves 4
44.5" x 33" ©2008 $5,600.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Colrain Center Colrain Center
42" x 36" ©2008 $5,600.00
Machine Pieced, Hand Appliqued, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Miner's Lettuce Miner's Lettuce
51" x 35" ©2007 $5,100.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting, Shell and Plastic Buttons

Bison at Mission Creek Bison at Mission Creek
84" x 77" 213cm x 196 cm ©2006 $11,500.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Waiting for the Parade Waiting for the Parade
41.5" x 32" ©2005 $5,800.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Fiddleheads Fiddleheads
60.5" x 66.5" 154 x 169 cm ©2003 $5,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Hand Appliqued, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Cinnamon Fern Cinnamon Fern
71" x 66" 180 x 168 cm ©1994 $3,400.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Bull Frog Bull Frog
66" x 66" 166 x 166 cm ©1992 Price TBD
Machine Pieced, Hand & Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Dutchman's Breeches Dutchman's Breeches
88.5" x 75.5" 225 x 191 cm ©1991 $5,200.00
Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Cotton Batting

Monkey Wrench Monkey Wrench
66" x 66" 166 x 166 cm ©1989 Price TBD
Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted, Cotton Fabrics, Polyester Batting

©2004 Ruth B. McDowell