Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lancaster Purchases

While in Lancaster as well as visiting the Amish community and shopping at Zooks and the Country Store in Bird in the Hand, we ventured downtown to the Quilt Museum. This museum house a collection of Amish quilts that were used by the US postal service on a series of stamps. The museum is housed in a beautiful old bank building with ornate vaulted ceilings.

Downstairs there was even a display of Christmas scenes, every ten years in the Living room from the 1930's onwards. Highlighting different toys, trees, cards etc.

For all those people who are piecing Dear Jane type quilts. They had two quilts that were the origins of the Diamond Sampler. So obviously the pattern and the templates for the diamonds had to come home with me. These quilts were in lolly pink colours and date from the Mennonite community in the 1860's.

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