Amish Quilts of Lancaster County
Enjoy the bold design and glowing colors of Amish quilts, specifically the 82 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish quilts formerly known as the Esprit collection. These quilts have been exhibited worldwide in major museums and venues and now have come home to Lancaster. This volume gives new insight into their beauty, using over 350 detailed color photographs and discussions of Amish culture, quilting patterns, materials, and construction. Readers may be inspired to create their own versions and will understand more about how quilting evolved in the Lancaster Amish community and enjoy the full-page views of each beautiful quilt.
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Amish family Amish women Anabaptists backing material Bars pattern basket quilting black-and-white blue blue-and-white border quilting Bruce Waters center blocks Center diamond Center Square central chosen collection color common corner blocks cotton backing County Amish quilts Crazy Quilt crepe wool cross-stitched dark Detail of back Detail of inner Detail of outer Diamond border Double Ninepatch edge Esprit Esprit clothing facing Plate feather quilting fiber fill floral vine Gift of Irene green Heritage Center Museum Herr Irene N Lancaster Amish quilts Lancaster County Amish Lancaster quilts later Mennonite Mifflin County motif narrow inner border open block outer border Overall dimensions pattern quilting Pennsylvania German piece plain plain-weave cotton plain-weave wool purple quilt tops quilting patterns quilting thread rayon Red Rose Quilters sashing sateen Shadow variation Small block square Binding Square—Sunshine and Shadow star strips Sunshine and Shadow textile traditional tulip twill-weave cotton twill-weave wool unusual waffle quilting Walsh weave woven wreath