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Gallery Exhibit: At the Crossing: Midwestern Amish Crib Quilts and the Intersection of Cultures

This Exhibit was on display from April 15th to September 30th 2004

The exhibit "At the Crossing: Midwestern Amish Crib quilts and the Intersection of Cultures" consists of 23 quilts that are part of the Sara Miller Collection of Amish crib quilts on loan from the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sara Miller was formerly a member of the Amish community of Kalona, Iowa. She began collecting quilts that a dealer brought to her fabric store in Kalona. The collection was acquired by the International Quilt Study Center in 2000.

Many of the crib quilts replicate designs typical of full-sized Amish quilts, while others depart from traditional patterns. Amish quilts of all sizes are characterized by the use of dark solid-colored fabrics.

"Sunshine and Shadow" crib quilt dated 1920-1940

 

This is a "Sunshine and Shadow" crib quilt

dated 1920-1940.

Possibly made in Ohio.

International Quilt Study Center, Sara Miller Collection, 2000.007.0001. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

"Chinese Coins" quilt dated 1920-1940

 

 

 

 

This is a "Chinese Coins" dated 1920-1940.

Acquired in Clark, Missouri.

International Quilt Study Center, Sara Miller Collection 2000.007.0025. University of Nebraska, Lincoln.