Arlan and Pat Christ want to preserve the legacy of quilts from past generations by sharing the history that surrounds the art of quilting.
Arlan and Pat Christ live in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Arlan is a tax accountant with his office located in Kutztown, PA. When Pat is not working for Arlan, she can be found in her sewing studio or tending their country gardens. They enjoy traveling to quilt shows and museums which provide the opportunity to examine quilts. Retrieving knowledge to secure the heritage of antique quilts has become the prime objective of The Christ Collection.
The Christs further explore their passion of antique quilts while attending quilt study groups. Pat and Arlan are members of the Lehigh Valley Quilt Study Group, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Study Group, American Quilt Study Group, Quilter's Hall of Fame, National Quilting Association, Midwest Fabric Study Group and Baltimore Appliqué Society.
The Christs have three publications representing quilts in their collection. The first catalog was published May 2009 entitled "Pennsylvania Quilt Treasures: The Art of the Needle." Their second catalog "America's Appliquéd Quilts: A Treasured Pennsylvania Tradition" was published June of 2010. "American Pride: Eagles & Stars" was published in June of 2014. They also published four applique patterns representing quilts in their collection including "Autumn Cutwork," "Pennsylvania Pot of Flowers," "American Pride" and "Holiday Magic."
Past exhibits include the following: