I have lived among the Amish of Lancaster County almost all of my life. My family on my father's side is Pennsylvania Dutch, which is the broader heading under which the Amish fall. My family roots are actually in the Dunkard Brethern—an offshoot of the Anabaptist movement that also spawned the Amish.
Quilting has been a part of our family for several generations. My grandmother made quilts for all of her grandchildren and taught my sister Kayte to quilt. Through high school and into college, Kayte was involved in the Lebanon County Quilter's Guild. She now helps us to evaluate the Amish quilts before we list them on the site.
The Amish settlement here in south central Pennsylvania is the oldest in America. The “Plain People” are a peaceable community that lead simple and diligent lives. Often they can be seen traveling by their traditional horse and buggy, something they have done for centuries. We recognize that not everyone is able to visit and experience the charm of Lancaster County, so we started AmishQuiltShop.net so that you could enjoy a piece of Amish country by way of their beautiful handmade Amish quilts.
All of our Amish quilts are approved by the Lapps, a Lancaster County Old Order Amish family that has been designing quilts for almost three decades. They choose the Amish quilt designs and complete the piecework. Individual Amish ladies then perform the quilting. That's what we call authentic handmade Amish quilts!
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