The Amish Circle Quilt: 121 Quilt Block Patterns That Tell A Story (Paperback)
The Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite quilted masterpieces since the 1800s. Amish quilts represent personal expression, craftsmanship, and frugality, and are the most desired in the world. This book is the first to take quilters inside the Amish tradition of the Circle letter. From each letter, a quilt block is created to represent a significant event in the life of the quilter; these letters and blocks are passed around a circle of 11 friends, and once 121 blocks have been created, they are joined together to create a beautiful work of art that tells the story of family and friends – a circle quilt. With this book, quilters will step into the everyday life of the Amish community and follow the journey of 11 women who maintain their friendships while keeping a record of their lives. Quilters will enjoy the heartwarming stories while following step-by-step instructions for creating their own Amish circle quilt.
The Amish Quilt (Paperback)
“Granick has taken the quilts–many of which look op-art modern–out of the realm of the strictly artistic and given them a history.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer “Tradition and photography are artfully intertwined in this highly accomplished book.” –Antiques Today
–This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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.
Amish & Mennonite Quilts Across America (2008)
About the Director
John Swanson is the producer of a series of programs on the Amish titled Welcome to Amish America.
This hour long video gives a sweeping panorama of quilts and quilting in Amish America. Seen on PBS stations this program is now available on video for home viewing.
Boston International Metropolitan Museum Of Art Magnets: Album Quilt
Get stuck on art! The flowers, snowflakes, and other patterns featured on this set of magnets are from an American quilt in the Museum’s collection. Each of these tiny yet powerful magnets bears an image from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. As strong as they are small, these magnets are a movable gallery of favorites that’s functional as well as beautiful. Packaged in a 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″ plastic case.