The Collection of American Folk Quilts of Nena Hopkins Talcott


Turner Auctions + Appraisals was pleased to present the collection of American quilts of Nena Hopkins Talcott. Amassed over more than 15 years, this collection of 89 folk art quilts, which come from throughout the United States, were crafted from the early 1900s to the 1950s. All are handmade, many done by church ladies, probably in sewing bees. Most are full-sized, meant to top a white bedspread, adding color and artistry. Nena Talcott lives in Napa Valley, where she managed the family vineyards, olive groves and winery for 30 years. An avid cyclist and world traveler, she today is co-founder and co-partner with Bonnie Storm of Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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