Types of Quilts

Amish Quilts

Abstract shapes and solid colors are the trademark of Amish Quilts.

The states of Ohio and Pennsylvania are known for communities that have created the most beautiful amish quilts in the country. The quilt on the left is the Diamond Quilt, on the right is a famous amish design called "sunshine and shadow"


Diamond Sunshine and Shadow
The Amish often use wool for their quilt tops. All Pennsylvania Amish quilts are made of geometric shapes such as rectangles, squares, triangles, and diamonds.  For the most part, prior to 1900, only a few pieces of fabric were used to make the entire quilt top.