Amish Colors Quilts

Amish “plain” clothing is made with solid (usually dark) fabric that is black, or from the green, red, blue, purple part of the “color wheel” (no yellow or orange). Amish-colored quilts use these fabrics along with solid white and off white (light tan — sometimes called tea-stain, or paper-bag!). Most of these quilts use traditional designs along with traditional coloring. The quality of the quilting sets these quilts apart. to enable highest quilting a thin batting is traditionally used. We are very careful to show and offer only top quality very well made quilts.

Some of the quilts shown here are marked indicating that they are “available now” for shipment –we are usually able to ship quilts so marked no later than the next business day. Other quilts shown have been sold, but often we are able to find a very similar well-made quilt that can be shipped quickly. Alternatively we can arrange for a similar quilt to be custom made.

Take your time looking through this gallery, there is a lot to see. We try to show respects for the quilts and the quilters by properly showing them. If you have questions about any quilt, please call or write to us.

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  • What a charming little quilt and look at all those scissors! Well made by local Mennonite woman with excellent patchwork piecing and fine quilting. Even includes tabs for a hanging rod! The perfect little gift for someone who likes to sew!
  • Elegant and definitely exceptional workmanship! An original quilt designed by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous 100% beautiful neutral cotton fabrics. Note the all hand appliqued designs and do not miss the tiny little hummingbirds! Excellent and abundant fine quilting with beautiful quilted feathers surrounding the central appliqué. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable. The stitching is very close and very exceptional with 8-9 hand stitches per inch quilted by our Amish friend. The backing is 100% cotton in same lovely Snowberry neutral print like the border of the quilt. The documentation tag is on the back corner and it lists the pattern name, maker, origin, date, fabric content, and made in the USA. We are the quilt capital of the world here in Lancaster County.
  • All-quilted quilts are prized for their cool elegance and their workmanship. A quilt for today and for generations to come! This quilt with its fine cream white cotton fabric was quilted by a Lancaster County Amish woman. The Apple Blossom design is very nice but rarely made. The quilt available has scalloped edges.
  • All-quilted quilts are prized for their cool elegance and their workmanship. A quilt for today and for generations to come. This quilt with its traditional cream white cotton muslin was made by one of Hannah’s best quilters. Note the spectacular stitching. The Pineapple design and thin batting (that shows off the fine quilting) are very traditional. A quilt that takes months to make and is rarely available.
  • Very sharp! Milk white background makes the dark star standout. Wonderful coloring. Excellent patchwork piecing and quilting by the local Amish woman who made it (and placed her initials in the quilting). Border is forest green, corners are Burgundy, and sash is Navy. Can be used for a king or queen size bed. A matching WALL HANGING is also available! The bed quilt was made to match the wall hanging, item number wh7828. They would look great together!!