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Illinois Amish quilts : sharing threads of tradition

Janice Tauer Wass (Author), Gary Andrashko (Photographer), Illinois State Museum (Publisher), Gene Skala Design (Book designer), Production Press (Printer)
"Illinois Amish Quilts: Sharing Threads of Tradition is more than a collection of photographs of awe-inspiring Amish quilts. Quilt historians, museum curators, collectors, and appraisers will welcome this in-depth documentation of Illinois Amish quilt styles, patterns, and designs. In this book, we meet the quiltmakers and learn about their family histories. We learn that, like their non-Amish neighbors, they culled pieced patterns from magazines, mail-order catalogs, and newspapers; and they cut quilting stencils from cardboard. Working with their traditional solid-color fabrics, they produced a body of exciting and intriguing quilts that are an inspiration to quiltmakers today. Quiltmakers will also appreciate the easy-to-duplicate quilting designs included in the appendix"--Back cover
Print Book, English, 2004
Illinois State Museum, Illinois State Museum Society, Springfield, Illinois, 2004
x, 173 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
9780897921664, 0897921666
Early quilts
Classic quilts
New directions
Cotton sateen quilts
Star quilts
One-patch quilts
Living traditions
Appendix A: The Daniel D. Otto Ledger
Appendix B: Boxes of quilt patterns from the Arthur Amish
Appendix C: Quilting designs from the Illinois Amish Quilt Collection
Appendix D: Maps of Amish farms near Arthur
"Design: Gene Skala Design, Chicago, Illinois"--Title page verso
"Photography: All photography by Gary Andrashko, Illinois State Museum, unless otherwise noted"--Title page verso