True Lover's Knot on Point Quilt, ca. 1930Made by Anna Swartentruber Yoder (1877 - 1962)
Made by Anna Swartentruber Yoder (1877 - 1962)
The block design is made from four Bow Tie blocks and Anna may have come across this idea in a newspaper or quilt pattern catalog of the era. Wiht tiny stitches, Anne covered the entire surface of the quilt with a variety of quilt designs. She used feathered circles with grid centers in the plain blocks, concentric double-line squares in the pieced blocks, and feathered vines in the borders.
Size: 70 by 75 inches
Sponsored by Tucson's Quilters Guild, Tucson, Arizona
Corn and Beans Quilt, ca. 1935Made by Anna Mast Schrock (1889 - 1973)
Made by Anna Mast Schrock (1889 - 1973)
The Corn and Beans pattern is usually made in colors of yellow and green and was popular among farm families. A less common name for this pattern is Lady of the Lake and the blue colors Amanda chose are more suggestive of this name. This quilt is machine pieced from cotton fabrics and hand quilted with double parallel lines in the large blocks composed of four triangles and double pumpkin seed in the triangle bands. Cables are stitched into the two borders.
Size: 65 by 73 inches.
Sponsored by Hands All Around Quilt Guild, Bloomington, Illinois
Potted Star Flower Quilt, ca. 1940Made by Sally Briskey Stutzman (1890 - 1951)
Made by Sally Briskey Stutzman (1890 - 1951)
Sally chose a complicated pieced block that is more representational than most Amish quilts. The curved stems are appliqued and the flowers are pieced of diamond shapes.
The quilting designs include feathered circles, standing tulips, and diamond grids. The quilt has a peach cotton backing, cotton batting, and applied blue cotton binding.
Size: 69 by 83 inches
Sponsored by Country Quilters, McHenry, Illinois