Amish Quilts

Amish Quilts

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Quilts have become a symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. This book explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art.a€œI just wish the ladies would realize ita#39;s better to work for a little less than have nothing to do at all. ... A sign hanging in an Amish-owned quilt shop in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, in 1992 read: a€œIf you think our prices are high, go home ... AppliquAc , a process requiring miniscule hand stitching, brought a higher price than pieced quilts, which were usually stitched with a sewing machine.25 In 1980, one could anbsp;...

Title:Amish Quilts
Author:Janneken Smucker
Publisher:JHU Press - 2013-10-31


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