Excerpt: The exhibition explores the aesthetics of Amish quilts by considering what the quilting tradition grew out of and how they changed in a changing world.
A few quilts.
|Strip Quilt, Missouri - c. 1945 |
|Ducks in a Pond, Pennsylvania - c. 1925|
Fabric: Wool and cotton
Another beautiful quilt is this hexagon one. I've worked a little bit with hexagons, but am itching to try my hands at more!
|Flower Garden, Ohio - C. 1890|
Fabrics: Cotton, wool, and silk
The quilt below is not a back, but the front of the quilt. A whole piece of cloth, hand quilted to look like log cabins.
|Log Cabin, Pennsylvania - c. 1885|
It was interesting to see how the styles differed in each Amish community. There were 35 total quilts exhibited, a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Do you attend many quilting exhibits in your area?