Grandmother’s Flower Garden: Floral Design in Mennonite and Amish Quilts
Antique and contemporary quilts by Mennonite and Amish makers, using both geometric and naturalistic flower motifs. The exhibit is a tribute to the traditional design known as “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” that has become one of the most popular patterns in the history of American quilt-making. Quilts will come from the collections of the Mennonite Historical Library and individual owners and makers. The exhibit supports the summer Quilt Gardens tour sponsored by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau. After Memorial Day, the 1903 crazy patch friendship quilt represented by the Goshen College Quilt mural on Newcomer Center will also be on display. Rebecca Haarer, curator. Mennonite-Amish Museum Committee, sponsor.