Jen had often wondered how the early 19th century Welsh flannel pieced quilts in her collection could be so similar to the better known, but later Amish quilts of North America. Was it just chance or had there been a more direct influence?
Now, thanks to Dorothy Osler's meticulously researched book, 'Amish Quilts and the Welsh Connection', we may now find out.Amish quilts always excite interest and admiration but 'Amish Quilts and the Welsh Connection' presents a new perspective on this very special group of American Quilts. In comparing the acknowledged visual similarities between Amish quilts and the lesser-known Welsh quilts, Dorothy Osler considers how these visual connections could have come about, and whether the Welsh quilt-making style could have influenced the early development of Amish Quilts.
Dorothy presents a carefully argued case for cross-over in design style to Amish quilts from equally dramatic Welsh quilts when Welsh immigrants settled close to Amish communities in nineteenth-century America.
Splendidly illustrated with high-quality quilt images and period graphics, this ground-breaking book is both authoritative and visually stunning..