Amish & Mennonite American Antique Quilts
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Old Order Amish, Nebraska Amish, Lancaster Amish & Mennonite American Antique Quilts
Amish & Mennonite antique quilts range from the very sophisticated to true folk art. The various, and divergent, communities that make up the Amish across America each have their own quilt characteristics among their many common attributes. These antique quilts were made using mostly cottons, wools, and wool challies. Amish antique quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics, geometric designs and exquisite quilting. Amish stumpwork quilts would be considered folk art as well.

Quilt characteristics that may be particular to one group are discussed below the image of each quilt. Mennonite antique quilts differ in the fabric choices made; many were created with calicoes, plaids, and stripes, in addition to solid colors. To Amish quilters, the only acceptable use for a non-solid fabric would have been for the quilt backing.
 
Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
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Q8678 Mennonite Folk Art Fan
c.1895
60 x 67 (152.4 x 170.2 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$3,900

Such a unique quilt! This Mennonite maker took a traditional fan pattern and turned it on its head by incorporating the fans into a fabulous crazy quilt in warm hues of brown, russet, palest blue and ivory. Each piece has embellishment stitching on the seams in a multitude of softly hued silk flosses. The fabrics are a combination of solids, stripes, circles and soft plaids in a variety of soft cottons - most with a beautiful soft sheen - with some fine wool challis pieces interspersed. The resulting work of textile art is a beautiful mix of soft elegance and folk art warmth.

The sixteen crazy quilt fan blocks measure 13 x 13 ½ inches and are pieced and embroidered by hand. A 6 inch wide fan border surrounds the inner design on three sides with a narrower striped border at the top. The backing of this quilt is strip pieced in paisley and solid brown cottons - see detail images. Hand quilting is in straight lines following the block shapes. The applied 1/2 inch binding is in solid brown cotton.

This is a unique quilt that would please a variety of tastes; from Folk Art to softly elegant to cozy comfy. The perfect size for wall art or for use as a throw on bed or sofa. In perfect condition it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Please ask Betsey for more details.
Q8976 Mennonite Variable Star in a Garden Maze with Triangle Border
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Q8976 Mennonite Variable Star in a Garden Maze with Triangle Border
c.1880
70 x 80 (177.8 x 203.2 cm)
PA
$3,750

A sumptuous Mennonite velvet quilt in a fabulous pattern of Variable Stars in a Garden Maze. Early silk velvets in a rich palette of deep jewel tones combine with rich blacks, browns and grays. Variable stars measure 5½ inches wide. The Garden Maze contains latticework 1¾ inches wide executed in the deepest tones of midnight blue, blacks, deep grays and browns. The multiple hues in the latticework result in its individual pieces forming an additional pattern of Roman Bars.

The addition of a 4¾ inch wide silk velvet triangles border works as a beautiful frame. We have this quilt hung in our gallery and we're forever stopping and staring as we walk by. It is sophisticated art yet begs to be snuggled under.

The backing is strip pieced in multiple soft plaid flannels and is reverse tied - see detail image. The 5/8 inch wide black binding is applied by hand. This is a gorgeous and unique piece of textile art both sophisticated and elegant. Ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.
CON TC4 Amish Double Irish Chain
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CON TC4 Amish Double Irish Chain
c.1925
72 x 79 (182.9 x 200.7 cm)
Midwest
$2,400

This Amish Double Irish Chain is a beautifully made quilt with a graphic palette consisting of solid cottons in green and pink on black. Small blocks measure 1⅝ x 1⅝ inches. The double border is a lovely finish for the Irish Chain interior with the green border measuring 2¾ inches wide, the black a very nice 8 inches wide.

Fine hand quilting consists of diagonal cross hatching throughout the double Irish Chain pattern; sunflowers with diagonal cross hatch centers in the black joining blocks; delicate scrolling leaves and stem in the inner green border; and scrolling feather vines in the black border. The maker chose black quilting thread for the large black areas to keep the quilting pattern subtle next to the Irish Chain design. Please see the detail shot which shows the quilting from the back side. The backing is off white and the ⅜ inch applied binding is the same solid green cotton used in the interior.

This wonderfully graphic Amish quilt is in excellent condition and would be fabulous art for either bed or wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Ask Betsey for more details.

Q8949 African American Mennonite Bars Quilt
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Q8949 African American Mennonite Bars Quilt
c.1890
68 x 70 (172.7 x 177.8 cm)
PA or NC


The first known work among African Americans by members of the Mennonite church was in 1886 in North Carolina. Within a few years African Americans became members through baptism of integrated Mennonite churches in communities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Emerging in the early 20th century were 13 churches considered the earliest communities of African American Mennonites in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois, California, Michigan and Ohio. Today there are approximately 57 African American integrated congregations in the Mennonite Church in the United States.

This early and graphically wonderful example of an African American Mennonite quilt contains a high level of energy as a result of the varied piece size coupled with a fabulous arrangement of hues. We had a difficult time choosing which way to hang it for presentation - each direction presents a unique perspective on this fabulous piece of folk art.

This quilt was pieced using early indigo, double pink, over dyed green, and chrome yellow calicoes set among the many stripes, plaids, florals, and mourning prints. There is a nice age range among the cottons, from 1870 to 1890, testifying to the maker's use of saved fabrics at hand. She used a second quilt for the middle layer, a common practice among many early quilters to repurpose their older quilts. Pieced primarily by treadle sewing machine there is also evidence of hand piecing, as well as a few original mends presumably by the maker or her family. The backing is strip pieced by treadle machine using two alternating cotton prints - please see detail image. There are some stains on the backing fabric that did not come out in the bath. A pillowcase edge gives a clean look with top stitching executed by hand approximately ¼ inch from the edge. Hand quilted throughout in loosely parallel lines using thin white string and white thread.

A fabulous folk art quilt that has some imperfections as mentioned which we haven't touched - it is in original condition. It would be an amazing graphic piece for your wall or equally wonderful used on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing.

CON RS1 Old Order Amish 9 Patch Crib Quilt
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CON RS1 Old Order Amish 9 Patch Crib Quilt
c.1920
44 x 55 (111.8 x 139.7 cm)
SOLD

A wonderful Old Order Amish crib quilt in a sophisticated palette of deep burgundy, brown, black and deep medium blue in cotton and wool challis. Nine patch blocks measure 6¼ x 6½ and are set on point with cinnamon brown joining blocks between. Double borders are a 7 inch deep burgundy outer border, and a 3¾ inch inner black border.

Beautiful hand quilting in black thread includes diagonal cross hatch in the outer border and 9 patch blocks, lemon peel stitching in the black inner border, and floral motif in the joining blocks . This quilt is both hand and treadle sewing machine stitched.

The cotton backing on this quilt is solid blue cotton which turns to the front and hand stitched down on two sides forming the 1¼ inch binding. Solid black cotton is used for the binding on the other two sides. A wonderful, diminutive quilt. Please ask Betsey for more details and to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

CON GG1 Amish Bars
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CON GG1 Amish Bars
c.1915 top, assembled and quilted c.1950
80 x 85 (203.2 x 215.9 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

A wonderful Amish wool Bars quilt in a striking palette of eggplant, reddish rust, gray and forest green. The use of red for the corner blocks on both borders as well as the interior bars continually draws the eye out toward the corners. The gorgeous wool top was created circa 1915, with the quilt assembled and hand quilted by an Amish woman circa 1950.

Beautiful hand quilting in black thread is executed in traditional Lancaster Amish motifs which include fruit baskets in the eggplant border, herringbone stitching in the gray border, and diagonal cross hatch in the bars. A solid fabric suddenly becomes something subtly but elegantly patterned and is a trademark of the Lancaster Amish quilts.

The cotton backing on this quilt is a brown, blue and white plaid cotton, and the 5/8 inch applied binding is a solid black wool. In excellent condition we found a few pinhead size moth holes we have left as is. Please ask Betsey for more details, and to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.
CON PJ7 Amish Grandmother's Flower Garden Crib Quilt
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CON PJ7 Amish Grandmother's Flower Garden Crib Quilt
c.1930
37 x 47 (94 x 119.4 cm)
Ohio
$1,600

This classic quilt in the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern contains a lovely color palette of solid hues. Each hexagon measures 1 1/4 inches across, 3/4 of an inch per side. Created from clear pastel cottons in saturated color this beautiful Amish textile is in excellent condition. It has been lovingly hand and machine pieced and hand quilted in outline stitching for the hexagons, diamond cable in the 1 3/4" purple inner border and triple cable for the 4 7/8" turquoise outer border. The artistic use of color placement adds to the visual impact and is a testament to the care taken while creating this piece.

A lovely soft yellow is used for all flower centers, with a solid turquoise the same shade as the outer border used for the paths between the flowers. The scalloped edging is framed with an applied 3/8" purple binding. The backing is a pale lavender cotton.

This is a lovely diminutive example of the Grandmother’s Flower Garden pattern and would be a wonderful addition to any collection. For use in that special crib or as art for your wall. This quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to send to you on approval for review in the privacy of your home.
Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
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Q8929 Amish 9 Patch on Point Crib Quilt
c.1945
44 x 57 (111.8 x 144.8 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Was $1,600 Now $1,200

A wonderful mid 20th century Amish cotton crib quilt in excellent condition. This lovely and very happy quilt is treadle machine pieced and hand quilted. Solid yellow and white nine patch blocks measure 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" and are set on point with joining blocks in solid, soft medium green. Double borders in 3" green and 2" yellow make a beautiful frame for the inner design.

Hand quilting consists of cross hatch for the 9 patch blocks, Fleur de Lis and circle-in-diamond patterns for the green triangles, diamond chain in the yellow border, with double cables quilted in the outer green border. There are some faint pencil lines used for the hand quilting still visible. The applied solid yellow binding is 1/2" wide and uses the same yellow cotton as the interior. The backing is white.

A sweet and lovely crib quilt in a happy palette of solid hues and in excellent condition. Perfect for that new baby's room in either crib or hung as graphic art on the wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
CON PJ2 Amish Checkerboard with Double Borders
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CON PJ2 Amish Checkerboard with Double Borders
c.1920 74 x 84 (188 x 213.4 cm)
Iowa
Was $2,900 Now $2,500

This is a wonderful example of Amish graphic textile art and has a definite abstract feel. The exuberance of the central checkerboard design is held in check by lovely double borders in deep, saturated medium blue (3" wide) and medium green (10" wide). Please note the outer green border does not show well online - it is a true, bright medium green. Color accuracy for the checkerboard pattern is excellent, however - please see detail images. Hand quilting includes feather vines in the outer border, outline stitching in the inner border and each inner square and rectangle accentuates the abstract feel of this quilt with an 'X' stitched corner to corner - see detail images.

Amish quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics and geometric designs. The fabrics used are the same as for their clothing. This quilt maker chose a great palette in all solid cottons and denim-like fabrics for her creation which is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is a solid deep black canvas weight cotton which showcases the maker's hand quilting. There is no batting between the pieced top and backing fabric. The back folds to the front and is treadle machine topstitched down to form the 5/8" black binding.

In excellent condition this unique and graphic quilt is a piece of textile art at home in any setting from antique to contemporary. Please contact us if you wish to view this quilt in the privacy of your home on approval. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.
Q8879 Old Order Amish Center Square
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Q8879 Old Order Amish Center Square
c.1920
71 x 81 (180.3 x 205.7 cm)
Mifflin County, PA
Was $5,200 Now $4,900

The Nebraska Amish are the most conservative among the different Amish communities. They are known as the "Nebraska Amish" as, in the late 1880's, several leaders and their families came from Nebraska to Mifflin County, PA at the Reedsville end of the valley to help a dissatisfied group within the Big Valley Amish community. The group split from the larger faction and became known as the Nebraska Amish or "Nebraskas". If you visit the Big Valley today you will find this Amish community is distinguished from other Amish groups by their white topped buggies with brown carriage boxes - their nickname is "White-Toppers".

This wonderful center square is all cotton, executed in solid burgundy/brown and a deep, dark forest green. Marvelous hand quilting in dark thread includes triple cable, baskets, lemon peel, stars, diagonal cross hatch, and starflowers within a stylized wreath (similar to a PA hex symbol). Please see detail images.

The applied 1/2" binding is the same dark green as the inner 2" border. The backing is a solid taupe/brown cotton. This lovely Amish center square quilt is in excellent condition and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. Ask us to see this beauty on approval in the privacy of your home.
Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
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Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
c.1930
39 x 40 (99 x 102 cm)
Colona or Mana, Iowa
Was $2,800 Now $2,300

This sophisticated and graphic crib quilt is made entirely of cotton in wonderful solid shades of red, rose, deep green, blue, greenish gray, eggplant and off white, and backed with a solid medium gray cotton. Concentric squares in varying widths ranging from a mere 3/16" up to 4 1/2" surround a central two color bars pattern in blue and greenish gray. Bars measure 1/2" x 2 3/8". The gray backing folds to the front forming the 3/8" hand stitched binding. Hand quilting in brown thread includes outline stitching for the concentric squares with clam shell stitching in the outer gray border.

This is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers and in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this small quilt is perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art for your wall. This quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8853 Mennonite Log Cabin Streak of Lightning
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Q8853 Mennonite Log Cabin Streak of Lightning
c.1880
77 x 88 (195.6 x 223.5 cm)
PA or OH
$1,600

What a fabulous Mennonite quilt with absolutely stunning graphics! This cotton Log Cabin in the Streak of Lightning pattern shows a wonderful use of color and movement. The quilt maker chose a specific color palette and took great care with color placement so the graphics would grab and hold the viewer’s eye. All of the 1 3/4 inch center chimneys are a beautiful chrome yellow calico. The logs immediately surrounding the chimneys are done in consistent pairs of sweet calicoes: a dark blue, light blue with white calico and a red, pink with white calico.

Each block is approximately 7 1/4 inches square with all logs approximately 7/8 inch wide. The quilt is foundation pieced by hand and each log is outline quilted by hand on two sides. The cotton backing is strip pieced in lovely cotton prints. Please see the detail image. The applied 3/8” binding is a red, pink and white calico.

This wonderful and carefully designed quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is in crisp, apparently unused condition. Remember, we are happy to send this quilt to you on approval for private viewing in your home.
Q8850 Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Crib Quilt with Bars Border
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Q8850 Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Crib Quilt with Bars Border
c.1870
34 x 34 (86.4 x 86.4 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Was $2,150 Now $1,900

This is a fabulous Mennonite wool challis quilt that some lucky child had in their small bed so long ago. Nine log cabin blocks set in the pineapple configuration make for stunning graphics – add the diagonal bar border and you have a magnificent diminutive work of art. Wool challis log cabin blocks measure approximately 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with red wool center chimneys 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Executed mostly in solid wool challis in browns, taupes, blues, grays and reds there are some interesting stripes, plaids and polka dots that add visual texture and interest to this fascinating piece. Diagonal bars use the same fabrics found in the log cabins and create a 4 1/4 inch wide border.

In completely original condition there are some moth holes that we haven’t touched, preferring to leave this gem in its excellent, original condition. The backing is of typical Mennonite construction. Wide strips of various early cotton fabrics are sewn together for a beautiful effect on the back side of this quilt. Please see detail images for a view of the back. Straight line quilting stitches in brown thread hold the top and the backing together and are mostly hidden. A 3/8 inch hand applied solid taupe wool challis is used for the binding.

This is a wonderful early Mennonite crib quilt executed with lovely wool challis fabrics in a fabulous pineapple log cabin design with diagonal bars. A treasure for any antique quilt collector or for lovers of graphic textile art. Please call if you’d like to see this small beauty in your home on approval.
Q8848 Old Order Amish Center Square Crib Quilt
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Q8848 Old Order Amish Center Square Crib Quilt
c.1920 top
26 x 32
Big Valley, Mifflin County, PA
was $1,200 Now $900

The Nebraska Amish are the most conservative among the different Amish communities. They are known as the "Nebraska Amish" as, in the late 1880's, several leaders and their families came from Nebraska to Mifflin County, PA at the Reedsville end of the valley to help a dissatisfied group within the Big Valley Amish community. The group split from the larger faction and became known as the Nebraska Amish or "Nebraskas". If you visit the Big Valley today you will find this Amish community is distinguished from other Amish groups by their white topped buggies with brown carriage boxes - their nickname is "White-Toppers".

This Nebraska Amish crib quilt in the center square pattern is in unused condition. While the top is c.1920 Betsey believes that backing and quilting were done c.1950, however the quilting thread is early (using non-mercerized cotton thread for the quilting). Hand quilting in dark thread consists of the traditional Nebraska Amish motifs of fans in the center square, half chains in the outer border and double line parallel lines in the inner blue border making up a zigzag design. A solid blue 3/8” wide applied binding finishes the crib quilt beautifully.

A wonderful diminutive piece that has been hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.
Q8603 Wool Bricks Quilted in Log Cabin Barn Raising Pattern
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Q8603 Old Order Amish Wool Bricks
c.1895
61 x 75 (154.9 x 190.5 cm)
Big Valley, Mifflin County, PA
Was $1,950 Now $1,700

The dual color quilting in a Log Cabin Barn Raising formation over the Wool Bricks pattern places this wonderful Old Order Amish piece in the out-of-the-ordinary category. Using both red pearl cotton and white quilting threads the lines are parallel to each other and approximately 1 1/2 inches apart with just the red going through to the backing.

The hand pieced and quilted Wool Bricks pattern is made up of wool suiting rectangles measuring approximately 2 ¾ x 4 ½ inches in shades of navy, deep green, browns, blue, grey and tan. The quilting with its 3-D, almost pulsating, effect has created an extremely unusual textile that transcends decors and is at home in either a glass and chrome home or an early American colonial. Red cotton backing is turned from back to front to form the ½ inch binding. In unused condition this quilt is ready to use. It can be shipped to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
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Q8819 Old Order Amish Bear Paw Crib Quilt
c. 1915
39 x 51
Ohio
Was $4,800 Now $4,200

Old Order Amish are distinguished by their nonconformist attitudes and resistance to social change, and are characterized by a strictly rural way of life, a horse-and-buggy culture, the use of a dialect of the German language, and "plain" dress resembling that of European peoples two centuries ago. They have no meetinghouses and some communities oppose the use of tractors for farming. These more conservative views distinguish them from other Amish groups. This wonderful little Old Order treasure is a great find for Betsey’s clients who love Old Order Amish quilts – and its size is a special bonus.

This petite and perfectly scaled example of the Bear Paw pattern is made from cotton fabrics in lovely, muted shades of black, grayish brown, cream and green, and backed with a solid gray-brown cotton. Each Bear Paw block is set on point and measures approximately 6 x 6 inches. Small triangles within the blocks measure one inch per short side, larger triangles 2 1/4 inches per short side. The interior square of each ‘paw’ is approximately 3 1/4 square. Double borders include an inner 1 5/8 inch green border with the outer black border measuring 5 inches in width.

The 3/8 inch binding is formed when the backing was turned to the front and treadle machine stitched down. Lovely hand quilting using black thread includes double parallel line stitching in the double border, and 7/8 inch cross hatch stitching in the bear paws and joining blocks. In excellent condition this small quilt is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers. Perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art to add a bit of sophistication and elegance to your home or office. This quilt can be sent to you for viewing in your home on approval prior to purchase. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.
UF205 Amish Stumpwork
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UF205 Amish Stumpwork
Early 20th century
23 ½ x 25 oval
Lancaster, PA
$350

A beautiful and rare piece of Amish textile art that would be a perfect wall hanging or folk art center piece for a table. Wool stumpwork tulips are arranged in a wreath-like formation in perfect Christmas colors on ecru homespun linen. A delicate ¼” crocheted cotton lace edge frames the whole and is a lovely finishing touch. It appears to be hardly used with one slightly shaded area in the center which can be seen in the photograph. Colorful, dimensional and funky this is a fabulous piece of folk art for your home.
Q8761 Amish Wool Stumpwork Starflowers with Triple Border
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Q8761 Amish Wool Stumpwork Starflowers with Triple Border
1900-1915
65 x 70
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
SOLD

A fabulous opportunity to acquire a great piece of Amish folk art! In excellent condition, this quilt was constructed from approximately 6 x 6 inch blocks of wool. Bright, thickly tufted stumpwork starflowers are 4 1/2 inches across and made from assorted multicolored and variegated yarns. The quilt is surrounded by a triple border of red and black fine wools, and all seams have been herringbone embellished with variegated and solid yarns in a variety of colors.

This beautiful quilt has been hand quilted rather than tied, with herringbone stitching in the triple border, and large cross hatch stitching around the stumpwork starflowers. The binding is formed by the outermost red wool border fabric folding over to the back side and being hand stitched down. The backing is a lovely blue clover weave over olive brown wool.

A beautiful and very graphic piece of Amish folk art for your wall. Remember, all of our quilts are sent on approval.
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Q8710 Amish Wool 16 Patch
c.1928
76 x 78
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

This wool Amish quilt, created mostly from Amish children’s clothing, has wonderful graphics and exquisite detail! Sixteen patch blocks are each created in a variety of solid color wool fabrics and measure 10 ½” square. Blue 4” sashing and a 2 ½” border in the same fabric complement the variety of hues. Embellishment stitching around each element in the quilt adds the perfect detail and accents the checkerboard pattern.

Amish quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics, geometric designs and exquisite quilting. The fabrics used are the same as for sewing their clothing. The backing might be the only exception, when fabric given as a gift specifically for use on a quilt may be in a bright floral or pattern. Such is the case with this quilt –a lovely pink, blue and cream large scale floral cotton print is used on the back. The backing folds over to the front and is hand stitched down to form the 3/8” binding.

Lovely hand quilting using dark thread is used throughout, with 1 ¼” diagonal cross hatch stitching in the sashing, herringbone stitching in the border and diagonal crosses in the 16 patch blocks. This is a beautiful and vibrant quilt perfect for either a bed or used as art on the wall. It really must be seen in person to appreciate – remember, all our quilts can be sent on approval!
Amish Embroidered Table Runner
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Amish Embroidered Table Runner
1904
apx. 28 x 40
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$600

This Amish table runner is embroidered in hearts, diamonds and stylized flowers. In a wonderful size for the wall or for a table when it is not being used. Some wear.

Q8485 Amish Sunshine and Shadow
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Q8485 Amish Sunshine and Shadow
c.1945
83 x 84
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Was $2,500 Now $2,100

In excellent condition, this piece is a wonderful example of classic Amish quiltmaking. Thought to be made by Katie Stoltfus of Lancaster County, the 1 ¾ inch blocks in this Sunshine and Shadow pattern have been machine pieced using rich, deep hues of cotton sateens, cotton jersey, and a few wools. The colors radiate outward from teal, mauves and purples, to greens and blacks before repeating. A 14 inch hunter green border surrounds the body of the quilt, and includes the separately applied 1 3/8 inch binding. Slight shading in the border does not detract from its beauty. Entirely hand quilted using black thread in crosshatching in the squares, and a lovely rose vine in the border. The wholecloth backing is a green, black, and lavender paisley print fabric most likely given to the family to be used in a quilt. As Amish culture does not allow for worldly prints, this fabric would be graciously accepted and used unobtrusively as backing.

Q8471 Amish Bowtie
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Q8471 Amish Bowtie
c.1940
62 x 78
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania (western part of the state)
WAs $2,400 Now $1,950

This unused Amish Bowtie is in perfect condition. Each 10 inch block contains four bowties in either red, blue, pink, or navy. Solid black fabrics with various finishes were used as the background in each block, and provide touches of subtle shine. The blocks have been triple line quilted by hand, and the blue joining blocks have been hand quilted with a 1 inch diamond crosshatching. Large blue triangles filled with double arc quilting form an inner triangle border, and quilted flower petals line the 2 ½ inch golden yellow outer border. A 3/8 inch blue binding has been turned over from the wholecloth backing and machine topstitched. These fabrics are the same as used for sewing their clothing. This is a perfect quilt to use on a bed or as wall art. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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