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Amish quilts : crafting an American icon

Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters, In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts, they are even pictured on collectible stamps
Print Book, English, 2013
The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2013
270 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
9781421410531, 1421410532
Made in America
Amish quilts, Amish values
Off of beds and onto walls
Folk art and women's work
The fashion for quilts
From rags to riches
Amish intermediaries
A good Amish quilt folded like money
Designed to sell
Homespun efficiency
The Amish brand
Outsourcing authenticity