This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very artistic eye. The Chinese Coins pattern and the choice of colors make a wonderful abstract design that looks equally good whether displayed vertically or horizontally. The background color is a deep blue. Each Bar is quilted with a cable pattern. The quilt is made of wool; rayon and cotton. Measurements are 74" x 94". The last thumbnail photo documents the history.