Bed Quilts

Our cozy handmade quilts will warm and bring the sun back into your home. They also make great gifts any time of the year, and will bring years of delight to the lucky recipient. Take a look at our latest additions.

Quilts made in Lancaster reflect the diversity of culture and the comfortable lifestyles of the peoples that have settled here. Lancaster’s verdant beauty and highly productive farmland gave its settlers the inspiration as well as the time and money to engage in the creation of amazing quilts.

Handmade bed quilts made in Lancaster today, build on its traditions — most quilters adapt patterns seen in 18th and 19th Century Lancaster County quilts. However, there isn’t a drive here to simply replicate Great Grandmother Zook’s best quilts. Instead, Lancaster’s current generation of quilters are striving to outdo their grandmothers and create even more amazing quilts. The low cost, high quality, and multitude of printed fabrics give these modern quilters a palette their grandmothers could not imagine.

Early quilts were made for personal use, often in response to a birth or a wedding. As a matter of pride and respect, these quilts were made to very high standards at a time when most women were already very proficient with a needle and thread. Some of Lancaster’s quilters today match their forebears in stitching and attention to detail, even in quilts that they make for others.

High quality Lancaster handmade quilts more than hold their value. Well cared for Lancaster quilts, similar to the ones offered here, that were made 25 years ago typically sell at auction for twice their purchase price.

The beauty and visual impact of the bed quilts we offer cannot, of course, be completely captured in a photograph or even a series of photographs — but we do our best to give you a good look! Folks who have bought our quilts tell us that they look even better on their beds than on their computer screens.

If you see a quilt that you love, but it is the wrong size — please contact us . We can check to see if a similar well-made quilt in the right size is available. We can also arrange for a quilt to be custom made.

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  • A Knock-out! Gorgeous fabric selection and precise piecework. This design (sometimes also called “Sunshine and Shadow”, or “Trip Around the World”) is one today’s most frequently made patchwork designs because it allows Lancaster’s quilt designers to show-off their ability to carefully combine many fabrics. This quilt’s 24 coordinated fabrics were selected by C Jean Horst. The quilt is signed and dated.
  • A wonderful quilt that deserves its name! An original quilt pattern by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous fabrics. Note the beautiful leaves, and the striking border print. Excellent applique work. An abundance of fine quilting. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable
  • Brilliant cotton prints selected by C Jean Horst! Terrific design — look at the depth of the wave. Bargello quilts are very difficult to piece, note the care taken with this one. Signed and dated by C Jean Horst. This quilt is symmetric and may be used sideways on a king-size bed.
  • Great colors/ fabrics combination selected by C Jean Horst that shows off the stunning original Ocean Wave design. Very well made here in Lancaster by an Amish woman. Signed and date (in ink on back) by C Jean Horst. This quilt is symmetric and may be used sideways on a king size bed.
  • Magnificent! Take a close look at the hand-painted fabrics C Jean Horst (Lancaster’s renowned quilt designer) has specially selected for this quilt. A very special quilt. Signed and dated. Well quilted by an Amish woman. This quilt is symmetric and may be used sideways on a king size bed.
  • Subtle and sophisticated! Note the interesting collection of neutral tone prints selected for this quilt. Will work well with any coloring scheme. Well quilted by Lancaster Amish woman. Signed and dated by its creator, the well respected C Jean Horst of Lancaster.
  • Brilliant cotton prints selected by C Jean Horst! Terrific design — look at the depth of the wave. Bargello quilts are very difficult to piece, note the care taken with this one. Signed and dated by C Jean Horst. This quilt is symmetric and may be used sideways on a king-size bed.
  • 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. Pattern is available in a book authored by C Jean Horst called The Heart of Roses Quilt (ISBN: 1561481068).
  • Wow! Look at the super quilting in the center heart, and the beautiful applique work. 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. Exceptionally well quilted by an Amish woman. Pattern is available in a book authored by C Jean Horst called The Heart of Roses Quilt (ISBN: 1561481068).
  • Wow! A big quilt that has everything. An amazing design by Lancaster’s renowned designer C Jean Horst, super fabric selection, wonderful applique work, precise patchwork, interesting border, and very straight stitching. Note the abundance of quilting surrounding the center applique work. The background fabric is a white on light tan foliage print. Quilted by an Amish woman. Signed and dated by its designer. Copyright pattern — directions are unavailable.
  • Another gorgeous original quilt pattern by C Jean Horst using blue and Burgundy fabrics. Note excellent applique work and the exceptionally fine fabric selections. Take a special look at the background fabrics. Signed in embroidery and dated by its designer. Finely quilted by an Amish woman. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable.
  • Luxurious fabric selection by C Jean Horst. The brick red and gold give this king size quilt a royal dimension. Note the care taken with the patchwork piecing. Nicely quilted by an Amish woman.
  • A beautiful table runner in Christmas colors. Lovely little quilt intended to be used as table runner. Very pretty fabrics! Nicely made by local Mennonite woman.