Urban and Amish - Classic Quilts and Modern Updates

by Myra Harder
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Designer Myra Harder presents time-honored Amish quilts along with a modern reinterpretation of each bold, graphic design. With varied color palettes and construction methods, she achieves dramatically different looks.

  • Find two distinct patterns for every design: one traditionally Amish, one modern for a total of 16 extraordinary projects
  • Explore the versatility of quilt designs such as Pineapple, Log Cabin, and Ohio Star
  • Achieve effective results whether you prefer classic Amish solids or a brighter, lighter palette in prints

by Myra Harder
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
October 7th, 2014

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Review from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, January/February 2015

Designer Myra Harder presents time-honored Amish quilt designs and a modern interpretation of each in a brighter, lighter palette. Sixteen projects with dramatically different looks show the versatility of quilt designs such as Pineapple, Log Cabin, and Ohio Star.
Review from Morna McEver Golletz, ICAP Newsletter, February 2015

Amish quilts have stood the test of time, looking both contemporary and traditional at the same time. In this book, Myra Harder has taken Amish designs, which she knew as a child living for a few years in Lancaster County, PA, and used them as a jumping off point for what she terms urban quilts with their bold fabrics. The urban quilts are not just reproductions of the Amish quilts in today's fabrics. They have their own style. She includes eight Amish quilts and their eight counterparts with patterns for all. It was fun to see how the Pineapple block became her Chinese Lanterns or how the strong Amish Bars became pieced Horizontal Lines. You can either recreate Myra's designs or set off on your own modern interpretation.

Myra Harder

Myra Harder has been working in the quilting and textile industry for over two decades and has found herself on the same path as her forefathers: her family ties can be traced back nine generations to fabric merchants in Prussia in the mid 1600s. She hopes to continue producing new ideas to inspire the next generation.

Myra loves designing both quilts and fabric, and her quilt patterns have been featured often in books and magazines.

She lives in Winkler, Manitoba, Canada, with her husband, Mark, and their two children, Samson and Robyn.

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