9 responses to Janneken Smucker on Color in Amish Quilts
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    ralph becker
    Comment on judging, read what the bible says (September 3rd, 2015 at 08:43)

    judging, read what the bible says

    1 Corinthians 5:3
    For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this.

    1 Corinthians 6:1
    If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?
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    For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?


    Luke 12:14 And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
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    Mark 4:11 And he said to them, To you it is given to know the mystery of the …
    Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
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    1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest …
    do not.

    1 Corinthians 6:1-5 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before …
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      Comment on Janneken Smucker on Color in Amish Quilts (September 3rd, 2015 at 08:48)

      Ralph, it’s great that you are sharing good content from Scripture, but was wondering if you could add a little context as to how this relates to Janneken’s post? Thanks.

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        Robin Miller
        Comment on Wondering the same thing Erik (September 4th, 2015 at 08:01)

        Wondering the same thing Erik

        I was wondering about this too Erik and would be interested to know. However, loved this article re: Amish quilts. My husband and I purchased our first quilt for our bed for our 37th wedding anniversary last year when we were in Lancaster County. Since then we have returned several times and I’ve treated myself to two more smaller “lap size” though I’m sure they would fit twin beds used with a dust ruffle. I’ve also purchased a beautiful quilt rack that’s at the foot of our bed to display these beautiful works of art. Two of these quilts are “Ocean Wave” pattern and the third is a pattern that was unnamed but oh so beautiful. It’s a “play” on the wedding ring pattern but uses squares and stars instead. I have a favorite shop where I’ve also purchased pillows, a “quillow”, quilted table toppers and other items for both gifts and myself. Plan on branching out a bit and investigating many more of these “treasure troves” on the backroads of Lancaster County. I also discovered one driving through the St. Mary’s County, MD Amish settlement and need to stop in on my next trip through.

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    Comment on My Amish Quilt (September 4th, 2015 at 09:37)

    My Amish Quilt

    I am having a custom made queen size quilt made by Old Order, very conservative Amish friends. The top maker and I went to the Amish fabric store to select the fabric for my Blazing Star quilt. They use only black, teal, green, blue for color but wanted to add color that PA Amish use so we included some purple and mauve (the store has this available for English and Mennonite) as I lived in an Amish community in Gordenville 40 years ago for 1 year. The younger girls are now doing the quilting by hand. I selected one of their stencil designs. Maybe I can post a photo of it when completed which should be soon, altho they are very busy with canning, etc.

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    Debbie H
    Comment on Janneken Smucker on Color in Amish Quilts (September 4th, 2015 at 11:14)

    I am a quilter myself and envy the work of the Amish. As I understand from my research the Amish make quilts of all colors and patterns for the English but most Ordnunds (spelling?) have restriction on color and patterns used in clothing and personal use quilts. For instance the wedding ring pattern. Amish do not wear wedding rings. The dresses in the clothesline picture are probably Mennonite or Amish Mennonite as they are a little to bright for Amish. I am by no means an expert but only sharing what I have found in reading and studying about Amish dress and quilt making.

    A Caution: Just because a quilt, or anything, is sold by Amish doesn’t mean it is made by Amish. Be specific and ask if it was made by Amish. Especially in tourist areas. I believe this was a subject on this site a year ago.

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      Comment on amish dresses (September 4th, 2015 at 12:16)

      amish dresses

      Amish do indeed wear these bright colors, and even brighter! It will depend on where, and what “type” of Old Order Amish they are. I’m sure the Swartzentruber Amish would not wear those colors, but most other Amish would. Times have changed, even for the Amish.

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        Robin Miller
        Comment on Janneken Smucker on Color in Amish Quilts (September 4th, 2015 at 12:45)

        Yes indeed that is true! Especially the younger girls that I’ve seen in Lancaster County, PA and St. Mary’s County, MD. Bright limes, lavenders, pinks. Some even include some “fancy” trims on the edges of their sleeves. Probably allowed if they are in rumspringa?

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        Comment on Janneken Smucker on Color in Amish Quilts (September 4th, 2015 at 13:14)

        When I met my friends a couple of yrs ago, I asked if they were Schwarz because they are so plain. They wear brown, grey, green and blue ankle length dresses and the kids don’t ride bikes or use rollerblades. They do not allow any bright colors. Even the shoes have to be exactly the same with no molding. I buy them blankets, ect. But everything is covered with a homemade fabric made to fit. They like to use swivel office chairs alot at the table and will make covers for the seats. Usually brown.

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    M. H. G.
    Comment on Amish Quilts (September 4th, 2015 at 11:53)

    Amish Quilts

    Great Quilts! The colors ARE beautiful too..
    These quilts bring back great memories to me.

    My grandmother created lovely quilts too & each one had
    a story behind it. She also, sold quite a few.
    My grandmother Flossie also, lived in the foothills of the Smoky
    Mountains and received her inspirations from them.

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