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L2010.42.10
L2010.42.10
Burgoyne Surrounded, about 1940
Holmes County, Ohio
L2010.42.10
L2010.42.10
Burgoyne Surrounded, about 1940
Holmes County, Ohio

Burgoyne Surrounded, about 1940
Cottons
Holmes County, Ohio
87x 77 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.10

Though Old Order Amish seek to set themselves apart, they do adopt and modify practices from the world that surrounds them, quilting included. The pattern used here, for example, was popular with the "English" (as the Old Order Amish traditionally referred to outsiders), having been published in several sources from the 1890s through the 1930s. The quilt's execution, however, follows Ohio Amish practices of the 1940s including the use of pales blues, striking contrasts between light and dark fabrics, and the use of white thread for its quilting.

 
 
 


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