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Sheboygan County Quilt Museum


I grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania where the Amish and the German Brethren farm folk had a long tradition of making patchwork quilts.
 My grandmother spent many afternoons with the other ladies of the church's Ladies Aid Society around a quilt frame hand sewing the elaborate stitch work.
 We used quilts at home in everyday life.


A quilt frame such as this was found in many homes.


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A quilting group, Ladies Aid Society, at the German Baptist Brethren church
(Eastern Pennsylvania about 1950)
Grandmother: Susie Keller Royer (second on left)
Grandmother: Clara Frysinger (third on right)

Historic Family Quilts


Log Cabin Barn Raising


my mother's handwriting


Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rudy Keller 1839 - 1919 on right

My Great Grandmother

Married July 4, 1861 by Rev. S. R. Boyer

The Brethren Church would not allow flowery wall paper in her house (white wash only)
so she used quilts for flowery expression

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My Grandmother Susie Keller's girlhood practice Crazy Quilt




Later in life We became interested in the designs created in Middle America rural patchwork quilts, and started collecting a few.
My wife, Marlene, Museum Curator, shows them in the:

Marlene Edith Roeseler Collection


 More recently We have attended semi-annual quilt auctions held by Amish schools in Central Wisconsin.

the Amish Quilts we use on our bed




detail of peacocks


Postage Stamp


postage stamp detail


Stars over Georgetown Path


detail of Star

the Quilt Museum

Dr. Galen R Frysinger, Fund Director    

Collection Curator