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Q8879 Old Order Amish Center Square Antique Quilt

c.1920
71 x 81 (180.3 x 205.7 cm)
Mifflin County, PA
SOLD

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.