Amish Quilts of Lancaster County

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Schiffer Pub., 2004 - Design - 189 pages
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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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Dr. Patricia T. Herr attended Cornell University, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She recently retired from a companion animal practice she and her husband, Dr. Donald M. Herr, established in 1964 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Herr became interested in the textile and decorative arts indigenous to southeastern Pennsylvania. Today she is a nationally recognized authority in this field and a collector, researcher, author, and antiques dealer.

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