12 responses to Amish Quilts in Wisconsin
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    Comment on “Showroom old” (October 25th, 2012 at 07:21)

    “Showroom old”

    It looks like the people of that community where quite industrious in producing all the quilts that fill that room, what are the chances that one person didn’t make all of these.

    I like the lighting too. As a history buff I like seeing historic homes (pre-electricity) and sites with the modern lights off, as we all lived, English, Amish, etc, in history.

    This photo shows a buyer how a quilt ought to look to an Amish woman in her bedroom setting taking care of her chores, quite authentic looking (if not a might cluttered by anyone’s standards).

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      Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 25th, 2012 at 07:54)

      Amish Quilts in Wisconsin

      Slightly-handled-Order-man says that this photo shows a buyer how a quilt ought to look to an Amish woman etc. I think it shows any woman or man for that matter what a particular quilt would look like on the bed in her own home. As for it being cluttered….it is a show room.
      I, myself, would have a very hard time choosing a quilt. Having lived near Holmes County Ohio and being able to see the beautiful quilts I know the choice is very hard. Referring back to the previous comment, I would rather see the quilts displayed on beds that in piles or hanging on a rack. Just putting in my two cents worth.

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    Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 25th, 2012 at 07:57)

    The quilts are beautiful! The blue one, with the tumbling block, is a pattern that the Hutterites have used for many years as well.

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    Comment on amish quils (October 25th, 2012 at 09:07)

    amish quils

    I totally agree with Ruth. They look much better displayed on beds and in order to show so many, it has to be cluttered. Quilts are lovely so warm and cozy looking.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 25th, 2012 at 14:12)

    Erik, definitely a timely topic as much of the USA is preparing for colder weather.

    I think a tour of a non-electric home would be interesting. I would like to learn some new/old?? principles of architecture of bringing the most natural light into a home.

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      Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 25th, 2012 at 15:46)

      Carolyn you might enjoy some of the posts in this group. Quite a few Amish home interior photos: http://amishamerica.com/tag/inside-an-amish-home/

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        Carolyn B
        Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 26th, 2012 at 13:29)

        Erik, thanks. I went to the link and bookmarked it for later and further perusal. 🙂

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    Comment on Rephrasing (October 25th, 2012 at 20:28)


    Ruth, Linda, all,
    Upon further reflection, perhaps I should have omitted the clutter comment, but since its there, I’ll add to it, in that space one could imagine any of the quilts as the perfect one and ignore the others, using the lovely natural light to help have it shine it what looks like its natural Amish home.

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (October 25th, 2012 at 22:03)

    The quilts look so pretty on the beds. And they are all awesome.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Warm the body & soul! (October 27th, 2012 at 11:58)

    Warm the body & soul!

    Wonderful photo & subject! If this shop is like the one I visited in Arthur, IL, there are several other quilts displayed beneath the top ones. I agree that displaying them on a bed, where they’ll be used (!) is better than displaying them on a hanger or folded & piled up.

    I wish I could afford a couple (my husband and I have twin beds, like Ozzy & Harriet 🙂 ). Someday, I hope!

    As for the lighting, I prefer softer, natural light (or my oil lamp or candles)—it minimizes the appearance of wrinkles (on faces and fabric!). 😉

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on QUILTS (October 29th, 2012 at 21:59)


    Alice Mary, I like your sense of humor:)

    I like the quilt in the corner, the one with the squares the best. I agree, if you see them laid out on the bed, you can better tell how it will look on your bed.

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    Comment on Amish Quilts in Wisconsin (June 20th, 2013 at 19:26)

    Alice Mary, I also like your sense of humor 🙂

    I totally agree with Juanita. The quilts really do look awesome on the beds.

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