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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  • Wow! Look at the super quilting in the center heart, and the beautiful applique work. Designed (and signed in embroidery) by Lancaster’s renowned quilt designer Jean Horst. Jean is noted for her fine fabric selections. Exceptionally well made by local Amish woman.
  • Elegant!! Another C Jean Horst original pattern design. One of the most attractive quilts that we have seen. The design, the fabric selections, the care taken with the applique work, the abundance of quilting and the very straight uniform stitching are all extraordinary. Will become an heirloom! 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.
  • Wow! This quilt has it all, a superb original design by Lancaster’s own Jean Horst, brilliant fabric selections, perfect applique work, precise patchwork, an abundance of quilting with fine stitching and as a bonus a very nice border. Fit for a King! Signed in embroidery by its designer.
  • Breath-taking! This is by far the most subtle and sophisticated appliqued quilt that we have seen. Digital photographs can not begin to do it justice. Note the variety of white on white prints used on the border and in the appliques. Signed with embroidery by its original designer Lancaster’s own C Jean Horst. Very well constructed.
  • Splendid integration of quilting with the applique work. The printed antique white (light gold tone) background fabric and the large appliqued roses gives this quilt a Victorian look. Created and signed by Jean Horst, Lancaster’s most popular quilt designer. Well constructed.
  • An alluring bouquet of yellow to gold tone appliqued daisies and hearts with seafoam green leaves. Elegant large quilted heart surrounds the tasteful heart shaped applique bouquet in the quilt center. Note the fine applique work on the borders. Sophisticated and subtle fabrics — classy not flashy!
  • This quilt has it all, every color in the rainbow, sharp patchwork and smooth applique work. The prints are stunning, many with tie-dye effect. The Sunshine and Shadow design provides a wonderful frame work for showing off all 18 prints! The applique work is perfectly executed, note the appliqued hearts on the border. The stitching is very good. A wonderful quilt that will light up any room. Signed and dated by its maker.
  • Hannah says that to make an attractive pastel quilt, it is necessary to include a few bright spots with more fully saturated color. She did that in designing this beautiful cool summer quilt. Made by one of Hannah’s better quilters, the piecework and the stitching is good. This quilt is symmetric and may be used sideways.
  • A nice rendition of a Baltimore style applique quilt. Excellent applique work, good quilting, and very pleasing fabric selection. Pillow-fold has extra applique work. Background fabric is pure white.