Bear Paw, c. 1900-1915
99 x 92
Photo Credit: Darwin Bearley Collection
November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015
December 7: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection includes over forty bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940. The strong graphics and vivid color combinations of these quilts have inspired artists and quilt makers since they were first seen outside the Amish community. Each quilt in the Bearley Collection also contains a story about its maker, recipient, or the dealer/collector who found these objects, brought them out of Amish homes and into the market place. Together, these stories reveal much about the culture that made the quilts and the one that collected them.