Since the late 1900s, Amish women have been making quilts, innovating patterns and adapting those from the dominant society.

Outsiders became intrigued with Amish quilts in the 1970s, hanging them on walls and comparing them to modern art.

Entrepreneurs capitalized on the Amish quilt craze, producing new quilts for the growing consumer market.

Amish quiltmaking has not been a static craft, changing and evolving over time in response to new fashions and technologies.