Commemorative issue American Treasures - Amish quilts
American Treasures - Amish quilts
The Amish quilt, distinctive in its simplicity, symmetry, deft needlework, and broad fields of deep color, is one of the most expressive traditions in American design. Amish quilting traditions are influenced by the values of Amish daily life: humility, simplicity, modesty, and serviceability. The four quilts featured on this pane of 20 stamps display the saturated colors, bold geometric patterns, and central design motifs characteristic of quilts made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, during the first half of the twentieth century. The quilts belong to the Foundation for Deep Ecology in Albion, California.