Quilting for the Amish began as a practical art that stemmed from the need to stay warm as they had settled in parts of the country known for their harsh winters.
Having learned the art from people who had settled in the United States earlier, the Amish did not bring the tradition of quilting with them when they first arrived in the 18th century from Europe.
The history of quilting goes back as far as ancient Egypt, but for the Amish community, the practice did not become popular until the 1880s.
Fabric was expensive and ...
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By: Nancy Lembke
The day had barely begun when we noticed some unusual activity happening in front of our property. A semi & a pickup truck had stopped on the road, not a typical occurrence on this State Route that runs from Sugarcreek to Coshocton. As we strained to see what caused the flow of traffic to stop, we noticed three ‘strange’ horses being herded into the fenced pasture next door by our neighbor kids.
While it doesn’t happen often, there is the occasional “critter escapee” here in Amish Country. These particular three ‘visitors’ had escaped their ...
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