Amish Quilts: A Book of Postcards

Amish Quilts: A Book of Postcards

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These masterpieces appear in the full glory of their bold colors, striking geometric patterns, and elaborate quilting. Widely acclaimed and admired, antique Amish quilts continue to intrigue observers. This book of 30 postcards come in standard postcard size and is perforated along one edge for convenient removal. Also includes a short essay on Amish quilts by

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These masterpieces appear in the full glory of their bold colors, striking geometric patterns, and elaborate quilting. Widely acclaimed and admired, antique Amish quilts continue to intrigue observers. This book of 30 postcards come in standard postcard size and is perforated along one edge for convenient removal. Also includes a short essay on Amish quilts by leading quilt expert Rachel T. Pellman. An attractive gift for any quilter! Featuring 30 jewel-like antique Amish quilts in all their dramatic splendor. Their colors are sometimes bold, sometimes of subtle shades, but always remarkable in their design and rich with quilting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561481187
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 4.75(h) x 0.46(d)

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Antique Amish quilts are more than bedcovers. They are testaments to the place of beauty in the Amish community. They are bold witnesses to these women's utter pleasure in creation, their regard for color, these women's willingness to experiment with design, and their capacity for disciplined detail.

Known for their serious and deliberate approach to life, the Amish exhibit their respect for discipline in the quilts they make--in their careful assembling of quilt patches, in the precision and evenness of their quilting stitches, in the dramatic pairing of light and dark fabrics.

Most of these quilts were made by mothers, grandmothers, and aunts for the special young people in their lives. While the Amish are traditionally restrained in their expression of affection, these quilts carry legacies of love--through their lush quilting, their rich color, the strength of their designs.

--Phyllis Pellman Good

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