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The Amish Quilt
Comprehensive in its treatment of the Amish quilt, this authoritative work's topics include the origin and beliefs of the Amish; the Amish and Pennsylvania Dutch culture; historical development of the Amish quilt; and more. 100 color plates.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Good Books
(first published 1969)
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Jan 17, 2008 Margaret rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: quilters
I would love to own a copy of this book. It contains Amish history of the beginnings, splits, and growths. It contains the history of textiles and that's only in the first quarter of the book... I'm not finished yet, but it is fabulous so far. The one problem that I am having with the book is that it is so large, it is not thick, but the average size for a quilt book tall and wide... like a text book... and really with this much and kind of information I would have loved to have had it in a smal ...more
This is a wonderful and complete look at Amish quilts from various parts of the country from the time curators became interested in collecting and marking them as distinct from other quilting styles. Granick is remarkably comprehensive in her examination of distinct styles from sects in different states within the larger community. She uses photographs of the quitls themselves and newspaper reports of sales of fabric, as well as describes the religious underpinnings for choices of color and styl ...more