Made by Loving Hands: Amish Children's Clothing, Toys and Quilts from the Thomas and Marsha French Collection
April 26 - July 8, 2001

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring a red and a white clothing garment

Made By Loving Hands: Amish Children's Clothing, Toys and Quilts from the Thomas and Marsha French Collection will be on display from April 26 - July 8, 2001, at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. Organized by the Kent State University Museum and curated by Jean Druesedow, Made By Loving Hands features Amish children's articles made from 1870 to 1960. Included in the exhibition are dolls, stuffed animals, toy furniture, quilts, sewing accessories and boys and girls clothing including shirts, trousers, dresses, pinafores, bonnets and stockings.

Featured artists include Mrs. Noah Beechy, Mrs. Alvin Byler, Jim Foster, William E. Lyons, J. Mast, Elva Miller, Mrs. Edward Nisley, Nelson E. Oestreich, James Ashbrook Perkins, Mrs. Sam Schwartz, Sadie Stoltzfus, Susie Troyer, and Rubin Yoder, in addition to objects made by unknown artists.