Amish Quilts

Amish woman working a quilt. Amish woman working a quilt.

An Amish quilt is a style of quilt developed in Amish communities in the USA. The Amish (sometimes called the Pennsylvania Dutch), are a group of Anabaptist Christians whose ancestors immigrated into the USA in the early eighteenth century. They are now concentrated in eastern Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio (USA).

They are known for their quilts decorated with plain materials, without checks, prints or stripes. The Amish generally use muted colours. The patterns are made up of blocks, often based on a grid pattern. See the entry on the Trip around the World pattern.

Source: SMUCKER, Janneken (2013). Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 30 June 2016).


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