Hand-made Lancaster quilts, often stitched with care by Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite women, are excellent examples of the craftsmanship and quality that is common among Lancaster County artisans. While Amish quilts began solely as practical objects within the Amish lifestyle – they were usually made simply for warmth or for gifts or dowry items - they have evolved over time and are now regarded as works of art by people around the world.
Lancaster quilts make the perfect gift for others or as take-home remembrance for you and your family. In PA Dutch Country, you can find Mennonite and Amish quilts in the form of full-size treasures, smaller "quillows," and even keychains. You'll see them tucked in local stores with along other crafts, at Amish farmers’ markets, or in quaint quilt shops that sometimes offer an opportunity for a sneak peek into the art of quilting.
Because Pennsylvania Dutch Country has so many places to find these treasures, we developed our Amish Quilt directory to help you plan your shopping trip. You can even add Lancaster quilt locations to an itinerary plan that you can print and take with you, complete with driving directions from wherever you’re staying.