Who is the creator of this 175-year-old German love poem?

Who is the creator of this 175-year-old German love poem?

“Put your seal on my heart like the seal on your arm for love is strong.” This is a translation of one of the many verses about love that wind their way around this scherenschnitte. German for “scissor cuts”, scherenschnitte is a traditional Pennsylvania German art form brought to Pennsylvania in the 18th century by German …

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Friendship quilts: One historic way to keep loved ones stitched together

Friendship quilts: One historic way to keep loved ones stitched together

These quilt blocks were constructed from patterns traced onto an 1854 newspaper and cut by the friends of a young woman named Sally Jane Vanartsdalen, sometime before her marriage in the 1860s. Sally Jane grew up on Playwicky Farm in Bucks County, and her quilt blocks were donated in 1970 by a member of the …

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