1900 - 1925 Amish "Bars" Quilt


Quilted in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the early part of the twentieth century, this seemingly simple pattern of bars set in a contrasting color typifies Amish quilting. The center is composed of eleven burgundy and blue strips of wool-and-cotton fabric, which vary in width from 6 inches to 7-inches, set in a frame of blue. The corners of the border are mitered. The blue bars and borders are quilted in a cable pattern, and the burgundy bars in a chevron pattern. The skillful quilting is done with rose and blue cotton thread. It is a classic rendering of a traditional Amish pattern.

Date Made: 1900-1925

Quilter: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: QuiltingAmish


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0029.04Catalog Number: 1985.0029.04Accession Number: 1985.0029

Object Name: quiltObject Type: quilts

Physical Description: fabric, cotton/ wool (overall material)thread, cotton (overall material)filling, cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 89 in x 93 in; 225 cm x 237 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-84e8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556193

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