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Amish Quilts at the de Young

The old Amish order is known for their devotion to God and communiy, avoidance of technology, plain clothing, and the Pennsylvania Dutch language. But Amish culture is also one of America's enduring culture of makers—farmers, canners, seamstresses, crafters, painters, and quilters. "Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown" at the de Young (through June 6) displays 48 full-sized crib quilts made between 1880 and 1940 that exemplify the traditional Amish style of bold colors and patterns.

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