Hardcover | 144 pages
Compared to early Amish quilts, early Welsh quilts are not as well known on a global scale, but their original, vivid flannels—filled with local sheep’s wool—are now highly sought after, as many of them were discarded when new cotton fabrics came into fashion.
This reference book examines the common features of quilts made by the Amish in America and the Welsh in Britain. More than 90 images show colorful combinations and design repertoire that provide a possible crosscultural link. Today, Amish quilts are seen both as an art form and a symbol of the values they hold near and dear: controlled order, simplicity of design, and discreet ornamentation. Did Welsh immigrants help to influence this? Noted quilt historian Dorothy Osler presents evidence that the Amish and Welsh communities lived side by side in the early to mid-19th century, when Amish quiltmaking began in the United States. If you're a history buff or lover of quilts, you will appreciate the historic background of these two groups of people and the care and beauty that went into making each quilt.
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