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  • Cathedral Window, Amish Quilt

    $569.00
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    Queen Size: 101" X 103"

    Cathedral Window: Possibly the most time consuming & intricate Quilt made by the Amish. When given it is received as the highest of gifts with the greatest meaning. A true work of Beauty!

    The Typical Inventory is 1. Rarely is there more than one of the same color/size. If your selection is SOLD OUT, you may order another via the PHONE ONLY. Please call: 270 604 0530. If you elect to purchase a Custom Order, which requires a 100% Deposit, the average time to delivery is 2 to 4 months, as the Quilt you are ordering has to be made during the time the Woman, Women, Family or Community allows for that endeavor.

    If you would like to have a custom creation, specific Color in a Specific Design that can ONLY be done over the phone & will require a 100% deposit, along with color examples supplied by you. The telephone number to call for this Custom Quilt creation is: 270 604 0530.

    Every Quilt you find inside this Store is a result of love & decades of learning, stitching, sewing, cutting, saving scraps upon scraps upon piles of pieces of Cloth, fitting & refitting, planning & re-planning, designing within a world where design is uncommon, almost unacceptable.

    These Quilts are 1 of a kind, each are a unique expression of the Women, a Woman, daughters, grand-daughters, even great grand-daughters who, by themselves or as a family or as a Community, usually in a communal room of the home, during Winter, next to a wood burning furnace, at the end of the day that usually begins between 4 & 5am, or late on Saturdays, families coming together, so many hands & so many HOURS, they offer these Quilts to you, hoping they will become an Heirloom of your Family.

    The Amish often refer to themselves or others in their Community: PLAIN PEOPLE, the PLAIN COMMUNITY, SIMPLE. The exterior of their homes, their style of dress, the interior of their homes are, simply, plain & functional. Adornment is not acceptable in the Amish Community. Either on the person, their clothing, on their homes, barns, buggies or within their homes. How & when they are made is Form following Function. They are primarily designed, stitched & completed in the Winter Months. The time of year when the Women have time to stitch, sew & create these unique & one of a kind Quilts. The Family events are usually in the Fall or late Winter, like Weddings, baby showers, Birthdays & other celebrations. The Quilts are most often made to be a part of a specific celebration for a specific person, couple or Family. Often these quilts provide the only decoration in a simply furnished home. They are commonly used for company or to show wealth. Amish religion discourages individual expression but quilt making has allowed Amish women to express their creative natures without giving offence. The Amish communities have always encouraged activities that promote community and family closeness so quilting became a fundamental part of social life for the women of the community. Quilts are created for everyday use or to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, raising funds for the church or community cause. Since the “English” (the name for non-Amish people) discovered Amish work in the late 1960s, quilting has become a source of income for many. Their quilts have become collectors’ items all over the world.

     Amish quilts are appreciated for their bold graphic designs, distinctive color combinations, and exceptional stitching. Quilting became a favored activity of the Anabaptist sect after emigrating to the United States and Canada from Germany and Switzerland over 250 years ago. The earliest known Amish quilts, dating from 1849, are whole-cloth works in solid colors. Pattern-pieced bed coverings didn't appear until the 1870s. Particular patterns and fabrics are identified with specific Amish communities; for example, pre-1940s quilts from Lancaster County were almost always made of wool while those sewn in Ohio during the same period were commonly made of cotton.

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