Amish Quilts and Quilt Shops in Lancaster County

America’s Quilt Capital – 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.

Groups of Amish and Mennonite women traditionally have gathered for a “quilting bee” which, in addition to being productive, is a time to talk with one another once their household duties have been completed.

More recently, what was once a social gathering has turned into a business enterprise for many plain women. Cottage quilt industries 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 Amish-made quilt in Lancaster? There’s lots of places to buy handmade Amish quilts in Lancaster County. Scroll down to see some of our favorite quilt shops!

Many quilting events take place in the Lancaster County area each year. There are classes and seminars on quilt-making, on 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.

For quilt-making supplies, see our Fabric Shops & Quilting Supplies page. We also have a section dedicated to learning more about the Amish.

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

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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Comments

  1. Kathy Barnes says:

    Your Quilt’s are absolutely beautiful, God, gave you all a wonderful talent. And it’s good to see it’s not going to waste. May God Bless You All. Kathy Barnes

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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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