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L2010.42.3
L2010.42.3
Bricks, about 1900
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
L2010.42.3
L2010.42.3
Bricks, about 1900
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Bricks, about 1900
Wools
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
84 x 85 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.3

During the late nineteenth century, some members of the Mennonite Church separated to establish more conservative communities. They became known as Old Order Mennonites and their beliefs aligned them fairly closely to the Old Order Amish.

This quilt likely came from an Old Order Mennonite community and is thus similar to Amish work from Lancaster County, notably in its use of wool, its subdued colors, and its wide border. The quilting, however, does not incorporate Lancaster Amish-associated patterns in the border or elsewhere. Nor does the quilt have the wide binding along its edges found on many Amish quilts from the area.

 
 
 


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