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Double ninepatch variation
Date Issued: 2001-08-09
Postage Value: 34 cents

Commemorative issue
American Treasures - Amish quilts
Double ninepatch variation

Double ninepatch is a block-work pattern that was popular throughout the United States by the middle of the 19 century but not seen among the Amish until much later. The beautiful jewel-tone wool fabrics are typical of Amish quilts of Lancaster County, PA, as is the precise, elaborate stitching found on quilts of this region.

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