This was one of my very early quilts. It is completely hand-pieced and hand-quilted. Even the binding was sewn on my hand. I started it when we lived in Sharontown, Iowa (with a Kalona ZIP code, though), and had a lot of Amish neighbors. Our closest neighbors babysat for our older son, and the wife taught me how to make an Amish bonnet in the regional style, with buckram and black cotton cloth.

Size: 80″ x 80″

Private collection