Are you a “quilt person”?
I’ve slept under them, written about the people who make them, and watched them go up for auction.
But I have to admit, I’ve probably under-appreciated Amish quilts, and quilts in general for that matter.
Lately that has begun to change. I’ve got a section on quilts in an upcoming book. That led me to learn a bit more about things like piecing and appliqué and what happens to quilts with flaws.
Still, a few questions come to mind. Who better to ask than the Amish America community?
- Why do people love quilts–Amish or otherwise–so much?
- What’s your favorite pattern or style?
- Are quilts art?
- Are quilts–and quilting–strictly for women?
Image: Amish neighbors, Charles Wysocki