1900 - 1950 Amish "Path Through the Woods" Quilt

Description
Quilted in Topeka, Indiana, in the first half of the twentieth century, this is an example of the pattern referred to as “Path through the Woods.” Made of cottons, mainly solid colored tan and red, the blocks are framed by a 2¼-inch red inner border and a 6½-inch tan outer border. The quilt has a blue binding. It is both hand- and machine-pieced; the blocks are joined with machine stitching. An 8-pointed star is quilted in the center of each block. This is an instance of Amish quilting done outside of traditional Pennsylvania areas.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
Object Type
quilts
Date made
1900-1950
quilter
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 80 in x 68 in; 204 cm x 173 cm
place made
United States: Indiana, Topeka
ID Number
1985.0029.03
catalog number
1985.0029.03
accession number
1985.0029
subject
Quilting
Amish
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
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