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Amish Quilts: A Book of Days
     

Amish Quilts: A Book of Days

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A beautiful book of days, with spaces for entering birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, or other notes for every day. Not dated for any given year.

Illustrated with more than 50 color plates of richly beautiful Amish quilts. Includes captions. Attractively designed.

"The color photography is beautiful, and the date books will bring pleasure

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A beautiful book of days, with spaces for entering birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, or other notes for every day. Not dated for any given year.

Illustrated with more than 50 color plates of richly beautiful Amish quilts. Includes captions. Attractively designed.

"The color photography is beautiful, and the date books will bring pleasure throughout the year to anyone fascinated by quilts or simply attracted to their varied colors and patterns." -- Pennsylvania Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561482535
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.55(w) x 6.53(h) x 0.31(d)

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A Word About Amish Quilts

Often seen as an austere group, the Amish have been creators of startlingly beautiful quilts for more than a century.

Bold and dramatic use of solid colored fabrics make Amish quilts memorable. Unencumbered by the convention of "proper" color combinations, Amish women pieced pinks and reds, purples and greens, and blues and blacks side by side. The results are striking, enhanced by the use of simple geometric patterns.

The quilting, lavish by contrast to the relatively plain piecing design, is testimony to the love and care that often surrounded the creation of a quilt. Many Amish quilts were made for family members to commemorate special occasions and, consequently, were expressions of appreciation and affection.

Many of the antique Amish quilts that are collected today are examples of these special quilts. Some quilts were made for daily use and did not receive the care and attention to detail and workmanship. Quilts made in preparation for marriage or to be used on guest beds were more likely to be savored; many of these have survived the generations.

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