I love Amish quilts, and there's part of me that doesn't want to liberate any of them -- I think they already are. I love the strong geometrics, the dark, strong colours, the symmetry, and the beautiful handquilting designs. So what did I do? I picked the only quilt in the bunch that isn't technically Amish: Joseph's Coat No. 87 which is identified as a Mennonite quilt from 1900. I like the muted colours and the strong wide bars in this. And it's no secret I'm Mennonite, although probably from a different tradition than the maker of this quilt. I don't want to go into a theological discussion here, so suffice it to say Mennonites and Amish are first cousins of faith, and there would be family connections between them and so quiltmakers would have interacted.
I'm still thinking about it, but I have an idea of using my words as stripes in low contrast fabric (that is an idea that liberates the liberated letters) and running them between the other stripes. I've been wanting to play with my solids for a long time, and I think I woiuld have fun with that idea.