An Amish Bars quilt

1920-1930, Ohio
Cotton and cotton sateen with black bars on a lavender field and black outer border, hand quilted in diagonal crosshatching, cables, and fans with a purple cotton binding edge and backing
59.75" W x 75" H

  • Provenance: Sale, Judith and James Milne, Inc, New York, NY, October 18, 1988
    The Collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh
  • Literature: Donald B. Kraybill et al., A Quiet Spirit: Amish Quilts from the Collection of Cindy Tietze & Stuart Hodosh, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996, pg. 109
  • Notes: This Lancaster-inspired quilt from Ohio shows the dialog of design interpreted in cotton by the Midwest Amish. One of the most restrained designs in the Amish design canon, the bar quilt is typically designed with four or fewer colors. The present example, with it's interwoven cable stitching, emphasize the restrained color palette and add an intriguing depth.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with significant fading throughout. Some areas of use. A 1" area along border unbound dating to time of creation.

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