Possibly made in Indiana
38" x 34"
Sara Miller Collection of Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts
At the Crossing: Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts and the Intersection of Cultures Exhibition
Broken Dishes and other patterns incorporating small pieced triangles, such as Birds in Air and Ocean Waves, were very popular among Midwestern Amish quiltmakers. Unlike their Lancaster County cousins who pieced quilts featuring large blocks intended to showcase quilting stitches, intricately pieced designs were favored in the Midwest. This maker, however, combined intricate piecing with decorative quilting designs--clamshells, circles, and double lines--that display an assortment of symmetries when viewed on the light colored backing fabric.