Quilts from the Indiana Amish
The Amish people have been a topic of considerable interest for many years. A number of books have told us about their background and special way of life and some have pictured their very beautiful quilts. In this book, handsomely illustrated with 160 color plates and halftones, is the story of the forming of a unique collection of midwestern Amish quilts made in Elkhart and Lagrange counties in Indiana, an area covering almost 150 square miles, making it the largest Amish community in the United States.
Here is the story of David Pottinger, a former plastics manufacturer with a deep love of American antiques of all kinds, who became fascinated by the special beauty of the Amish quilts created in Indiana and decided to form a collection that dates from about 1875 through 1940. What makes the collection particularly interesting and valuable is the fact that the author was able to document both the name of the quilter and the specific date of the piece for almost every quilt in the collection.
Authors: David Pottinger
Publisher: E P Dutton, Inc
Publishing Date: 1983
Condition: Excellent. Pre-owned. Cover crease on lower corner.