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Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt: Circa 1920

Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt: Circa 1920


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920: Item # 1335642
 $7,300 
$7300.

This Bars quilt is a fine example of one of the two patterns most associated with the Lancaster Amish. Both Bars and Diamond in a Square patterns are their signature designs. This example is made of the very lightweight wools for which they are known. It is finely stitched with the classic quilting patterns of scrolling feathers in the outer border; pumpkin seeds in the inner border and waffle patterning throughout the rest. Condition is excellent. There are several small light spots on one inner border that are more obvious in the photos than in real life. Made pre-1920.