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 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.
  • 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!
  • A lovely display of hand applique. A size that would work great as a wall hanging or throw. It’s sure to make your home or office shine! Wonderful fabrics, very fine hand quilting and excellent applique. Be sure to notice that even the tiny, adorable eyes on the birds are perfectly done. Made by an Amish woman living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • A rare and delightful applique design! This quilt is sure to look amazing in your home or office. Great fabrics and beautiful hand quilting. Very well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • A delightful addition to that special baby’s nursery! Charming design, wonderful fabrics, excellent appliqué work and very nice hand quilted stitches. The back of the quilt is covered with a solid white fabric. Made by an Amish woman living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
  • The perfect quilt to brighten your home for the holidays! A great display of hand appliqued designs. Be sure to notice all the little details. Great colors of red, green and white. Very nicely hand quilted too. Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • Charming! What a cute little fishing boy! Very nice fabric selections. Hand appliqued. Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. The back of the quilt is covered with a solid white fabric.
  • What a fun quilt! Bright colors and a fun, cheerful design! Great fabric selections. Notice the lace accents and all the appliqued details. The hand quilting is very well done with tiny stitches. Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman.
  • Absolutely charming! Look at that cute lamb! Great colors. Nice applique work and quilting. Made by Amish woman in her Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home. (The quilt pictured has been sold but a quilt with similar colors is available. On the quilt available, the border is not plaid, but the ark is green plaid.)
  • What a lovely little quilt! Excellent appliqué work and gorgeous, rich colors. The contrast between the center fabrics and the surrounding fabric is stunning. Made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by an Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • What a lovely little quilt! Excellent appliqué work and gorgeous, rich colors. The contrast between the center fabrics and the surrounding fabric is stunning. Made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by an Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • A charming quilt for that special baby’s nursery. Look at that cute lamb! Note the attractive plaid border. Nice applique work and quilting. Made by Amish woman in her Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home.
  • Gorgeous fabrics! Take a close look at the sash — stunning. Excellent applique work and fine quilting. Made by local Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • A darling little quilt to set off your foyer for the holiday season. White background is tone on tone cotton print. Well made with great quilting by an Amish woman here in Lancaster. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.