Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Amish quilts: Striking solids

The Iowa Illinois Quilt Study Group was held at the Kalona Historic Village, which features a nationally known quilt and textile museum.

There also is an Amish population near Kalona, Iowa, so the museum has a gallery dedicated to traditional Amish quilts. I love the look of Amish quilts. The solid colors are so simple on their own, but when they're put together the quilts come alive.

What is even more remarkable, is the women who made the antique Amish quilts didn't have an education past the eighth grade and no training in geometry.

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