18 - 19 January 2002
A PIECED WOOL AMISH QUILT
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, 1920-1930
Rectangular, worked in a Four Patch variation pattern in various green, red, purple, brown and blue cotton and wool, the central field enclosed in a blue inner border and brown outer border; with channel and sawtooth quilting
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For a similar Four Patch variation quilt, see Granick, The Amish Quilt (Intercourse, PA, 1989), p. 164.
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