Detta är en engelsk textad bok som presenterar olika Amish quilts, en fantastisk bok rikt illustrerad och med historik.
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to know the history and development of Amish quilts. The 25 page introduction gives us historic background on the Amish community and explains how the Amish faith is incorporated into all facets of daily life. A subsection of text, ”Geographical and Chronological Evolutions of the Amish Quilts,” describes why specific communities use, or don’t use, certain colors and quilt designs.
The remaining 70 pages are devoted to color photographs, usually with a minimum of two and up to five quilts over a two page spread. In writing the captions, the authors occasionally refer back to information from the introductory text to remind the reader of what is being seen – why the embroidery, why the use of different tones of color, how the quilting pattern was designed, etc. The captions also describe the fabric used and name of quilt design style, as well as an approximate date the quilt was made. This is a beautiful book.