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L2010.42.41
L2010.42.41
Diamond in the Square, 1915-1925
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
L2010.42.41
L2010.42.41
Diamond in the Square, 1915-1925
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Diamond in the Square, 1915-1925
Wools
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
79 x 79 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.41


The Diamond in the Square pattern was among the earliest produced in the Old Order Amish community of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (located in the southeastern corner of the state). The pattern is also virtually unique to the Lancaster County Amish. The finest pieces, this quilt included, were made during the first few decades of the twentieth century. The Diamond in the Square design has come to epitomize Amish quilting traditions, although it was derived from non-Amish quilts that featured large, square center panels.

Along with its pattern, the quilt incorporates many other elements typical of Lancaster County Old Order work: its square format, its use of wool rather than cotton, its wide outside border and binding, and its extraordinary quilting.

 
 
 


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