Amish Quilts in Wisconsin

Amish quilts in a shop in Monroe County, Wisconsin.

Amish Quilts Wisconsin

Natural light, no bulbs, means this is in all likelihood an Amish-operated shop, though I don’t know which one.  The settlement in Monroe County (Wilton/Tomah area) is one of the largest in the state, at 8 church districts.

I quite like this photo.  Quilts will come in handy soon in much of the country, if not already.  I hear snow is already happening in places.  Thanks to Pippa Wilson for the photo.

Amish quilts WI: pippawilson/flickr

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    12 Comments

    1. Slightly-handled-Order-man

      “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).

      1. Ruth

        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.

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

    3. linda

      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.

    4. Carolyn B

      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.

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

        1. Carolyn B

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

    5. Slightly-handled-Order-man

      Rephrasing

      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.

    6. Juanita Cook

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

    7. Alice Mary

      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

    8. Loretta

      QUILTS

      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.

    9. Monica

      Alice Mary, I also like your sense of humor 🙂

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