Applique Quilts

At times, we think that our Amish quilters put all their dreams of a less “plain” life into their gorgeous and often flamboyant appliqued quilts. Even after looking closely at hundreds of Lancaster applique quilts we continue to be amazed by the freshness of design and coloring we see in new quilts. We also see a great diversity in quality of applique quilts and limit ourselves to showing and offering only top quality very well made quilts.

Many 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 our appliqué 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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  • Elegant and definitely exceptional workmanship! An original quilt designed by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous 100% beautiful neutral and linens shades of 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.
  • Wow! Look at the super hand quilting in the center heart, and the beautiful hand appliqué work in salmons and greens on parchment background. This is an original pattern designed and signed in embroidery by Lancaster’s renowned quilt designer C Jean Horst. Jean is noted for her fine fabric selections and original designs. Exceptionally well quilted by an Amish woman.
  • Elegant and definitely exceptional workmanship! An original quilt designed by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous 100% 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 hand stitches per inch quilted by our Amish friend. The pretty backing is 100% cotton in an ivory tone on tone print. 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 hand quilt capital of the world here in Lancaster County, Pa.
  • A queen size quilt that has an excellent combination of skills. It is an original design by C Jean Horst, using needle turn appliqué, machine piecing, decorative hand quilting and great 100% quilters cotton fabrics in shades of plums, and greens in a tasteful combination. An amazing design by Lancaster’s renowned designer. Note the abundance of quilting surrounding the focal center applique work. The background fabric is a fine light tan print. Quilted by an Amish friend. Signed and dated by its designer. Copyright pattern — no directions are available. A fine ivory tone on tone 100% cotton fabric covers the back of the quilt. The quilting density is very good, averaging about 130 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is very good with about 8-9 stitches per inch. The quilt has a small documentation tag sewn into the back side of the quilt documenting the maker, fabric content, date, name of pattern, and a note about being made in America, quilted by an Amish friend. Excellent choice!
  • An original creation by Dolores Yoder, the second in a series of appliqued Celtic designs. Beautiful shades of red, purple, greens and gold enhance the shaded grays of the intertwined border. Dolores did the applique and piecing on the top and an Amish friend did the quilting with 8 even stitches per inch. The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton muslin. Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • Wonderful original design by Dolores Yoder. Bold striking colors in the gorgeous applique work combined with a fabulous variegated gray background creates an unusual, striking king-sized quilt. Dolores made the top and an Amish friend did the beautiful even quilting with 7 stitches per inch. Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • Elegant and refreshing! Another very popular C Jean Horst original pattern design. Do not miss the beautiful little hummingbirds busy enjoying the roses! A very lovely original designed quilt in and pale sky blue and burgundy and meadow greens on creams. The design, the fabric selections, the care taken with the applique work, the abundance of quilting and the very uniform stitching designs are all extraordinary. A beautiful heirloom quilt from Lancaster County. Quilted by a very skilled Amish woman, and signed and dated by Lancaster’s renowned quilt designer, C Jean Horst. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable. The back of the quilt is covered with a 100% quilter’s cotton fabric in tone on tone ivory cream. The quilting density is outstanding, averaging about 110 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is excellent with 8–9 stitches per inch. The added documentation on the back corner tag makes this an heirloom piece. Appliqued by hand in America. Quilted by hand in America by our Amish friend. Design is Original by C J Horst and copyright protected.
  • Wow! Beautiful original design by C Jean Horst. Look at the various designs – the tulips, the grape bunches, the dimensional rose buds and the lilies. Also note the little butterfly – all hand appliqued. Amazingly beautiful use of an abundance of hand quilting designs throughout the quilt. The border fabric is stunning too! Signed in embroidery and dated by its designer C Jean Horst. Quilted with care by an Amish woman. Copyright pattern — directions are unavailable. A backing of 100% fine cotton in a tone on tone adorable print can be seen on the corner label photo. The quilting density is good, averaging about 120 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is very good with about 9 stitches per inch. A very special quilt that keeps on selling. Only one available at this time. A high quality quilt.
  • A brand new original design by Dolores Yoder. This King-sized quilt will certainly be the center focus of any bedroom with it’s various Celtic designs. The tree of life which is done in a beautiful teal Stonehenge fabric, represents the balance and harmony in nature. The love knot is striking in variegated brown Stonehenge. The dragon represents strength. Purple thistles, red roses and various flowers in tans, teals, and purple complete this one -of-a- kind masterpiece. The applique was done by Dolores and an Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8-9 stitches per inch. The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton muslin. signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores
  • Another amazing King-size quilt by Dolores Yoder. Inspired by the design on a beautiful antique rug, Dolores created this unique quilt with elaborate applique work to achieve an unusual dimensional effect. A beautiful swirl design with 7-8 stitches per inch quilted by an Amish friend, completes this great quilt. Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • An absolutely charming quilt! Look at those adorable animals! Great fabrics and design. Well made and hand quilted by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. The back of the quilt is covered with the same white fabric as used on the front. Sure to be a treasured heirloom.
  • An absolutely charming quilt! Look at those adorable animals! Great fabrics and design. Well made and hand quilted by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. The back of the quilt is covered with the same white fabric as used on the front. Sure to be a treasured heirloom.
  • A great quilt for that special baby boy! Excellent design and workmanship. Appliqued and hand quilted by an Amish woman in her Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home. The back of the quilt is covered with a solid white fabric. Sure to be a treasured heirloom!
  • Charming design! Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Lovely fabrics and fine hand quilting. The back is covered with a solid ivory fabric. Sure to be treasured for a lifetime!
  • Charming design! Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Lovely fabrics and fine hand quilting. The back is covered with a solid ivory fabric. Sure to be treasured for a lifetime!