Dana Auctions LLC recently announced its next catalogued textile auction will include over 80 lots of vintage and antique quilts, quilt tops, and printed feedsacks from the living estate of noted Pennsylvania antique textile dealer and author Sharon Sheehe Stark. Also offered will be a collection of quilts and other bedcoverings and textiles from the late 18th century to the late 20th century. This will be the first of likely three auctions to include textiles from Stark's collection. Stark was a popular quilt and textile dealer in Berks County, Pa., for several decades. She may be best known for her vast knowledge and collection of vintage printed feedsacks. Her website, no longer available, www.Rickrack.com, hosted her online business, Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics and Textiles. She was one of the first to offer not just vintage textiles for sale but also a wealth of information and resources for researchers and collectors.Printed feedsacks are still highly collectible, and her inventory includes many desirable examples. Prior to selling on eBay in 1997, she sold at local markets, while her partner, Bill, operated a used bookstore. He closed his brick-and-mortar store to move his inventory online and assisted Sharon with her website. They scanned images, given this was fairly early in the digital era and cell phones weren't advanced yet. Stark is also the author of the novel "A Wrestling Season" and a collection of short stories, "The Dealers' Yard." Her stories have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories, and the O. Henry Prize Stories. "Tunnels and Walls and Other Ways of Getting There," one of her earliest short stories, explores the convoluted paths the psyche takes in achieving its goals."I remember meeting Sharon and Bill at a quilt study group in the Emmaus, Pa., area several years prior to Covid," stated Dana Balsamo, owner and auctioneer at Dana Auctions LLC. "I felt like I had known Sharon for so long because we had both been members of the early Vintage Fabrics Yahoo Group, and I utilized her website several times for research purposes. She also contributed to the www.Fabrics.net website on a variety of textile topics. She was always very generous with her knowledge. I now consider it an honor and privilege to assist Ms. Stark and her family with offering her inventory and collection to a new group of collectors and dealers as well as her longtime clients."The Dana Auctions LLC Antique and Vintage Quilt and Textile Auction will be live and simulcasted online on Saturday, July 29, starting at 11 a.m. EST. The auction can be viewed at www.DanaAuctions.com, BidSquare, and on LiveAuctioneers. Preview is by appointment, and an open house preview will take place on Friday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dana Balsamo is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser and Pennsylvania and Kentucky licensed auctioneer. Dana Auctions LLC specializes in antique and vintage textiles including quilts, linens, lace, vintage clothing, and accessories. Auctions are held at 3490 U.S. Route 1 North, Suite 11C, in Princeton, N.J., and simulcasted online. To learn more, call 732-221-3560.