Back in July I wrote, regarding our header illustration, that we are enamored of Pennsylvania quilts, particularly those of “Pennsylvania Dutch Country” which includes a swath of southeastern Pennsylvania from York and Adams Counties up through Lebanon, Berks and Lehigh – from the edge of the city of Philadelphia outward through the countryside. To our knowledge, no other area of the world is as well stocked with antique quilts, and as textile aficionados we couldn’t resist them. So we have built up a bit of a collection, as well as a stock for our website.
Along the right side of the blog below the links I’ve created a sort of quilt gallery of some of our favorites, including quilts both from our collection and our stock; all were acquired in this area of Pennsylvania, though perhaps one or two originated outside the area and traveled here with their families. Though they cannot speak, we’ve learned a lot from them – still we wish they could tell us more about the people and times from whence they came.
We hope to feature individual quilts and their stories from time to time on this blog – there’s an endless variety so stay tuned!