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Quilts from Two Valleys: Amish Quilts from the Big Valley-Mennonite Quilts from the Shenandoah Valley [Paperback]

By Phyllis Pellman Good (Author)
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Item description for Quilts from Two Valleys: Amish Quilts from the Big Valley-Mennonite Quilts from the Shenandoah Valley by Phyllis Pellman Good...

Two hidden valleys--one in Pennsylvania, the other in Virginia--held vibrant communities and quilting traditions during the closing years of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th century. How do the quilts compare, that the Amish and Mennonites made during their peak quiltmaking years in these tucked-away places? The Big Valley in Pennsylvania's Mifflin County was (and continues to be) the home of three Old Order Amish groups. The quilts from this Valley were made mostly from dress fabrics (solid colors without prints). They are strong and bold with occasional flashes of powerful color. Precisely pieced but more subdued quilts, filled with minutely stitched quilting, were made at the same time by the Mennonites of the Shenandoah Valley. Phyllis Pellman Good, curator of The People's Place Quilt Museum, offers historical background to the two valleys and their people, and insightful descriptions of the quilts they made.

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Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. Thatrsquo;ll test any mamarsquo;s strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musingspicking blueberries while watching for bears hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway moving into the ldquo;thousandstory houserdquo; enduring 15yearold Mattrsquo;s lecture on respect while captive in the car. Then there was the fourweek road trip which Dorcas says ldquo;My sisterinlaw warned me would be like putting your whole family in a bathroom and staying there for three days.rdquo; Dorcas and her husband Paul are purposeful parents. But they arenrsquo;t perfect. Dorcas wonders if their marriage can endure when she and Paul canrsquo;t ever figure out what gifts to give each other. She tries to navigate her mild daughterrsquo;s development into a very certain self wondering ldquo;When do I give in and when do I stand firmrdquo;There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voiceencouraging doubting entertaining but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly offstride and with disarming humility Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home ldquo;Often the things we donrsquo;t know we need come into our lives without knocking.rdquo;

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Good Books
Pages   76
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.92" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2001
Publisher   Good Books
Edition  Deluxe  
ISBN  1561482862  
ISBN13  9781561482863  

Availability  1 units.
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More About Phyllis Pellman Good

Phyllis Pellman Good Phyllis Good is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than 11 million copies.

With Fix-It and Forget-It NEW Cookbook, she launches "Phase 2" of her nationally acclaimed Fix-It and Forget-It slow-cooker cookbooks, several of which have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list, as well as the bestseller lists of USA Today and Publishers Weekly. In this book, Phyllis adds her voice, offering Tips and personal comments in "Why I like this recipe."

Good has authored many other cookbooks, growing out of her commitment to make it possible for everyone to cook, even if they have too little time or too little confidence. For a complete listing of her books, as well as her blog, and excerpts from and reviews of her books, visit or

Watch Phyllis' weekly cooking show, "Cooking with Phyllis" at Phyllis Good is Executive Editor at Good Books. (Good Books has published hundreds of titles by more than 135 authors.) She received her B.A. and M.A. in English from New York University. She and her husband, Merle, live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They have two young-adult daughters, a son-in-law, and one very sweet little grandson.

Phyllis Pellman Good currently resides in Lancaster, in the state of Pennsylvania. Phyllis Pellman Good was born in 1948.

Phyllis Pellman Good has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Fix-It and Enjoy-It!
  2. Fix-It and Enjoy-It! (Hardcover)
  3. Fix-It and Forget-It (Hardcover)
  4. Fix-It and Forget-It (Paperback)
  5. People's Place Book

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Quilts from 2 Valleys  Feb 24, 2008
can't say any thing about this book since it was not in my book shipment..very disapointed in the this site website..

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