Unidentified Amish Quilt Maker
74 x 74 inches
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Very Good Condition
Dress weight wools
Made during the classic period for Amish quilts (1880 - 1950), this Diamond is all lightweight wools and beautifully hand quilted.
Amish quilts are as distinct from American mainstream quilts as is their costume, religious practices, and so many other Amish customs.
Compare this, in your mind, with "Grandmother's Flower Garden," a wildly popular design made by women of the majority American culture in the 1930's. See the last photo, a 30's Flower Garden made in California.
The simplicity of design in Amish quilts is only enhanced by the masterful, elaborate hand quilting, executed in non-contrasting thread, and lending the quilt a subtle and reticent embossed quality.