Judith wrote asking what makes this an Amish style quilt. She wanted to know: Is it that the maker is Amish, or the design? Here is my response:
Since I'm not Amish, are my Amish style quilts really Amish? Many Amish quilters make quilts that are indistinguishable from popular mainstream quilts. Are those quilts Amish? I make delicious Italian lasagna, but I'm not Italian.
This quilt was inspired by one in the book shown below: "Amish Crib Quilts from the Midwest, The Sara Miller Collection" by Smucker, Crews, and Welters (Good Books, 2003).
We know an Amish style quilt when we see one. They have the classic designs and colors that we recognize as an Amish quilt.
1.) "Amish quilts" were made in the early 1900's by Amish quilters.
2.) "Amish style quilts" were made more recently by non-Amish.