Although my Dear Jane Triangle Days are not yet over. Must get back to the rest of those triangles one of these days. You see that in this block, I abandoned the idea of having the four Ts show up and just did whatever. One fabric is the from the new Jo Morton Hurrah and one is from Blue Hill American Independence.
The first installment of my LQS class, Study in Amish, met on Thursday, and I loved presenting information on characteristics of Lancaster Amish quilts!
I presented about 50 quilts and other images via a slide show and we worked on the little Lancaster Diamond in the Square pattern that came with the class (available on my website). These four little patterns also have an info sheet about regional characteristics of that particular pattern.
I'm looking forward to the next installment, Holmes County, so if you would like to sign up for the remaining classes, please call or visit Little Quilts in Marietta; they will pro-rate the class tuition for you.
This comparison shows how it is thought that the Center Square Lancaster Amish quilt design derived from the earlier Center Medallion design made in England and the eastern coast of early America:
Here is a detail from an Amish quilt made in Holmes County that shows characteristics typical of that region. Attend my class to hear more!
For next time, I'm interested in showing both Lancaster and Holmes County, Ohio, quilts side by side, to highlight the differences between the two region's quilts.
Timmy deployed yesterday. I have a funny text exchange that I was going to post, but I just don't feel very funny at the moment. Maybe later. I have two ways to send a message to him, so am going to write to him later today. Forge on.