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The making of the collection

Jacques Lgeret, a Swiss journalist, was 쳽adopted졎 in 1986 by an Old Order Amish family, together with his wife and son David. During several stays with them, he has lived about 24 months with Amish families in Pennsylvania and Indiana. In this way, he has had access to the 쳽hope chests졎 where the women save their wedding quilts. He has written three books on the Amish. Exhibited first in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace) in 1993, at the symposium devoted to the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Amish Movement, his collection was at the origin of the creation of the European Patchwork Meeting at Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (Alsace) in 1995.

On the occasion of his 21st exhibition at Sainte Marie aux Mines (September 2014), Jacques Lgeret will be presenting the 쳽Best졎 of his collection of Amish and Mennonite quilts, one of which is among the oldest known Amish quilts in the world (1880). His exhibition, accompanied by some American quilts of the 19th century, will be a real circular tour of the main Amish communities in the USA, a rare chance to take another look at a number of prejudices about Amish quilts.