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My work is greatly influenced by contacts with the Amish and Mennonite quilt art during my residence in the United States.
I sew vintage miniature quilts by hand or machine from 1"=1' (1:12) scale to 2"=1' (1:6) scale based on traditional designs and quilt patterns from the 19th and early 20th century with an emphasis on Amish quilts from Pennsylvania.

Fabrics used are antique or aged, colour combinations and designs are used only once.

Each quilt with its own character is hand sewn for collectors and dollhouse owners who value authenticity, detail and individuality in scale miniatures.

In order to give an insight view in 19th Century life of early quilt makers in Pennsylvania and to display the miniature quilts in a cultural context, my husband and I built a typical farmhouse from around 1890 in 1:12 scale.

The dollhouse with its detailed interior, quilts and people in authentic clothing will be on display at the OEQC 2012 and at other shows to allow visitors to travel into place and time of 19th Century American quilt making.

 

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