Amish Quilts and Quilt Shops in Lancaster County (2019 List)

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America’s Quilt Capital is Lancaster County, PA

Amish women in Pennsylvania Dutch Country have been creating exquisite handmade quilts since the mid-1800s (and perhaps earlier). Partially born out of frugality, Amish-made quilts serve a practical purpose as a blanket. Quilting also serves as an entertaining social gathering for Amish women and girls in Lancaster County.

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Groups of Amish and Mennonite women traditionally gather for a “quilting bee”. What’s a quilting bee? In addition to being a productive time dedicated to quilting, it’s a time to talk with one another.

More recently, what was once a social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many “plain” (Amish and Mennonite) women. Cottage industries of quilt-makers are springing up throughout Amish Country in Pennsylvania. Many Amish and Mennonite women have opened up small quilt shops in their homes to subsidize the family’s income. While traveling throughout Lancaster, PA, it’s common to see a handmade sign stating simply: “Quilts Sold Here,” which is often accompanied by “No Sunday Sales.”

Where can you buy an authentic Amish-made quilt in Lancaster? There are lots of places to buy authentic handmade Amish quilts in Lancaster County. Scroll down to see some of our favorite quilt shops in Lancaster, PA! Some of these places have handmade quilts for sale online.

Many quilting events take place in the Lancaster County, PA area each year. There are classes and seminars on quilt-making, the history of quilts, and events at which quilting products and supplies are displayed and sold. In addition, homemade quilts are a popular item at the infamous “Mud Sales” that take place throughout Lancaster County, PA in late winter and early spring.

Traditional Amish quilts/blankets come in all different shapes, patterns, and sizes. Some are bed quilts (king size, queen size, etc), others are antique quilts that people hang on their walls (“wall-hanging quilts“). Each patchwork quilt is unique because they’re made by hand.

How much do Amish quilts cost? It varies, but they typically cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. If you buy

For quilt-making supplies, see our Fabric Shops & Quilting Supplies page. We also have dedicated sections about Amish-made products and crafts, Amish furniture stores, Amish online stores, online furniture stores, and facts about the Amish.

Handmade Amish Quilts For Sale - Quilt Shops in Lancaster, PA

Lancaster Creative Reuse

1865 Lincoln Highway East,   Lancaster, PA 17602,   717-617-2977

Lancaster Creative Reuse, nonprofit organization, runs a thrift store with a mission to connect community excess with those who can use it creatively! LCR has quilting fabric, patterns, templates, and tools! Their scrap fabric section is $1 per Lb. Proceeds support organizations, associations, and causes to better Lancaster.   Visit website

The Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-394-6185

Located in the heart of Lancaster County Amish country, The Shop at Amish Farm and House carries a variety of quilted items; full size quilts to wall hangings to potholders. Come and see our beautiful store full of unique items.  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.

 

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