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Quilting Traditions: Pieces from the Past

Quilting Traditions: Pieces from the Past

Patricia T. Herr

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Quilts are bold and beautiful, treasured by family members, valued by museums and collectors, and exciting to view. Exceptional quilts were produced by the innovative quilt makers of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This book features a spectacular array of quilts made by Amish, Mennonite, and other Pennsylvania German groups, but also spotlights significant contributions from the Scots-Irish Presbyterians and the English Quakers.The quilts are presented in 225 gorgeous color photographs, enhanced by close-up details, tools, accessories, and the people surrounding their creation. Carefully researched text breathes life into these individual works of art, and includes accounts of quilt makers that are as vibrant, intricate, and rich as the quilts themselves.For students of the distinct heritage of Lancaster County, this special book is a fascinating perspective of families and folk art. For students of the art of quilting, it is a colorful treasury of timeless and elegant designs.This is the second in a series of four books being produced by the Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County and Schiffer Publishing to provide extensively illustrated works on the arts of the Pennsylvania Germans to a broad audience.

Size: 11″ x 8 1/2″ | 225 photos | Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764311215 | Binding: soft cover


Patricia T. Herr is a collector, researcher, author, and dealer in the field of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s decorative arts. This is her second book with Schiffer Publishing.