Amish Quilts and Quilt Shops in Lancaster County

Lancaster Has Been Called America’s Quilt Capital

Amish women of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite Amish quilts since the mid-1800′s (and some believe even earlier). Amish quilts are an expressionof frugality. They not only serve a practical, functional purpose, but serve as a form of entertainment as well. Many times groups of Amish and Mennonite women gather for a quilting bee. The bee is a form of socialization and relaxation for these women. It’s a time when they can get together to visit and “catch up” with one another once their household duties have been completed.

More recently, this social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many Plain women. Cottage quilt industries are springing up throughout Lancaster County. Many Amish and Mennonite women have opened up small shops in their homes to subsidize the family’s income. A handmade sign, stating simply, “Quilts sold here. No Sunday sales” announces that fact.

There are a couple large quilting events that take place in the Lancaster County area each year. These events includes classes and seminars on quilt-making, the history of quilts, and numerous displays of quilted products and quilting supplies. Plus, quilts are a popular sales items at the popular Mud Sales throughout Lancaster. See our Lancaster Events Calendar for more details.

For quilt-making supplies, see our Quilting Supplies & Fabrics page.

Handmade Quilts For Sale -

Smucker’s Quilts

117 N. Groffdale Road, New Holland, PA 17557, 717-656-8730

Rachel Smucker invites you to see the beautiful display of quilts in her new quilt shop on her Amish farm. See over 100 quality, colorful quilts hand crafted by local Amish and Mennonite women. Quilts, wall hangings, pillows, dolls and more are available at competitive prices. Buses welcome. Closed Sundays. Visit website

Village Quilts

Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 717-768-8261

Only one of a kind quilts from the hands of individual quiltmakers. Study the character of each stitch. Find your unique masterpiece to be cherished for generations. Find an exceptional selection of traditional and contemporary quilts, wall hangings, textile art, and much more. Monday - Saturday 9-6 (Nov. - April 9-5). Village Quilts website anytime.

Amish Country Quilts

633 Millcross Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-399-9565

Wow! Excellent photos of over 700 distinctive Amish made quilts. All the designs that have made Lancaster America's quilt capitol! Bed quilts, wall hangings, and crib and baby quilts. Patchwork, applique and embroidered quilts. Large selection of quilts ready to ship. Custom quilts too! Visit website

Dutchland Quilt Patch

2851 Lincoln Highway East, Ronks (Paradise), PA  17572, 800-411-3221
3461 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-411-3221

This unique shop offers a large selection of locally made quilts, wallhangings, pillows, dolls, baskets and crafts. Customize your own quilt. Enjoy our Christmas room full of Christmas decor and candles. We have over 6000 bolts of quilting fabrics, notions and patterns at discount prices. Come watch us quilt! Visit website.

Comments

  1. when I was in ronks, I went to a farm and there were so many quilts, I wondered if they really made all those by hand or do they send them to china?

  2. I was recently at a mud sale and bought a quilt topper. I am looking for someone to finish it. Does anyone know of anyone who would do that?

  3. Paulette Voit says:

    I was in Lancaster 2 years ago to attend the big quilt show. a friend and I saw advertised in a tourist paper a fabric shop that was above a grocery store. It was outside Lancaster, maybe east? I would like to visit Lancaster again and go to this shop. It was large. Hope you can help. Thank you/

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