On Exhibit: Contextualizing Amish Quilts
Janneken Smucker In the early 1970s, art enthusiasts began to display Amish quilts from the early twentieth century on the walls of apartments, galleries, antiques shops, and museums, noting how th…
Quilt: "Chinese Coins" pattern -
Quilt: "Chinese Coins" pattern by ca. 1925–1940. A work from the collections of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, CA.
The Creativity Project Week #33: Tara Faughnan - LELAND AVE STUDIOS
Tara Faughnan shares her "why" with Kim Soper as part of this week's installment of The Creativity Project. 52 interviews, 52 weeks. Don't miss it!
Home - The Festival of Quilts
Winners The Festival of Quilts 2018: Winner Handi Quilter Best In Show sponsored by Winner Fine Art Quilt Masters sponsored by Vlieseline Winner The Quilters’ Guild Challenge sponsored by Bernina First Prize Second Prize Third Prize…Read more ›
1stdibs Wool, Cotton Amish: Center Square Quilt
Although Midwestern Amish quilts were typically made of cotton, this fine example is of deep hues of purple and brown with black inner frames in wool. Traditionally hand-quilted in black thread are feather, wreath, parallel line and shell patterns, skillfully stitched. Backing of plain muslin.
What Is a Roman Stripe?
Amish Inspired Roman Stripe Quilt The first pattern I chose to launch my project of pattern study was one often used by early quilters because of its simplicity. Strips of fabric sewn together on their longest sides to create a vivid pattern are called Roman stripes. In this first post, I would like to explain some of what I have learned about the pattern itself. Credit PhotoPin Roman stripes might be self-explanatory to some, but I thought it was strange that I could not find a standard…