1900 - 1925 Amish "Hanging Diamond" Quilt

Description
Quilted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the early twentieth century, this is a beautiful example of Amish quilting utilizing a traditional pattern. The dark red 25½-inch center diamond with a 3¾-inch purple border is set diagonally into a 46¼-inch square also with a 3¾-inch border. Framed by an outer 11¾-inch border, the quilt is finished with a wide contrasting binding of dark blue. The fabrics are mainly wool, wool-and-cotton, and some rayon. An 8-pointed star, feathered circles, vines, and scallops are motifs quilted with black cotton to complete this quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
Object Type
quilts
Date made
1900-1925
quilter
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton/wool, wool, rayon (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 80 in x 78 in; 203 cm x 199 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Lancaster County
ID Number
1985.0029.05
catalog number
1985.0029.05
accession number
1985.0029
subject
Quilting
Amish
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
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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