Brick Wall Quilt, ca. 1910Made by Magdalena Fisher Yoder (1850 - 1937)
Made by Magdalena Fisher Yoder (1850 - 1937)
Magdalena pieced this quilt from suit-weight wools, probably from fabric samples often sent to dry goods stores. As with her other quilts, she quilted alternating rows of designs across the quilt -- in this case diamond grids and fans. She used blue cotton sateen for the backing and wool batting, which was not often used to fill Illinois Amish quilts.
Size: 66 by 71 inches
Framed One Patch Quilt, ca. 1930Made by Anna Mast Gingerich (1904 - )
Made by Anna Mast Gingerich (1904 - )
The standard shape in this quilt is a 2 1/2-inch square. Anna used borders (frames) to rest the eye and unite the pattern. She quilted chevrons in the pieced areas and cables in the borders. The quilt has brown cotton backing and white cotton flannel for filler. The backing is folded over the top edge and stitched down to bind the edges.
Size: 77 by 78 inches
Sunshine and Shadow Quilt, ca. 1940Made by Edna Bontrager Helmuth (1900 - 1982)
Made by Edna Bontrager Helmuth (1900 - 1982)
This design consists of square patches that are arranged in a diamond pattern. Edna pieced the quilt top from various fabrics including wool and rayon and added four borders. She quilted a feathered wreath design in the center and cables in the borders with a heavy cotton thread of variegated color. She used black sateen for the backing and white cotton batting. She folded the back fabric to the front and stitched it down for binding.
Size: 77 by 90 inches
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