From Honeyville, Indiana

"Baskets" (1895)

Annie E. Bontrager, Honeyville, Indiana

(78"x 64")

Annie made this quilt for her daughter, Lizzie, on her seventeenth birthday when she joined the church. Lizzie later married Sam Kauffman and lived near Goshen. When Lizzie died, the quilt was given to her nephew. The quilt is signed and dated "Lizzie Bontrager, Feb. 7, 1895."

  1. Special thanks to the Indiana State Museum for permission to use these quilt photos from the Pottinger Amish Collection.
  2. Photo scans and information about the particular quilts are taken from Amish Style, by Kathleen McLary. Indiana University Press, (1993): 66, 72, 93.

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