We made a special trip to the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum to see all 82 quilts from the Esprit Amish Quilt Collection in one place. They are amazing, mostly from about 1880 - 1925, made from solid-color pieces of wool. Known for their graphic quality and modern art sensibility, Amish quilts made a big splash when they were exhibited as art at the Whitney in NYC in 1971.
Lancaster is a great little town, in the heart of Amish country...very charming & lots to see & do. Sunday afternoons are a good time to be out and about as the Amish head out in their carriages to socialize.
Here are a very few of the 82 quilts, just to show you some of our favorites. I'll put some detail shots on the next post. Enjoy!
Music? Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend? by Marilyn (who else?) To explain the pun, two of the above quilts are called Diamond in the Square...sorry!