C Jean Horst Quilts

While there are many fine quilt designers in Lancaster, C Jean Horst’s quilt creations stand out from all the others. Her ability to select fabrics is phenomenal. Her original appliqué designs are stunning.

Jean tells how her mother taught her, at the age of five, to use her sewing machine to make doll clothes. She has been sewing ever since.

Yet it was on a family vacation 33 years later that she first discovered the creative and colorful world of quilts. In spite of living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the quilt capitol of the world, she purchased her first pattern while on vacation in Tennessee.

Her hobby has now become a meaningful business. She works with many ambitious women, who piece, appliqué, mark, quilt, and bind quilts and wall hangings, creating heirlooms for tomorrow and functional art for today. Recently, she has had the privilege of designing and managing some very special projects. Of special note she designed the Governor’s Star – an original quilt for Governor Tom Ridge, and a millennium quilt “It’s About Time” for an American Cancer Society raffle (which raised over $30,000!)

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  • Awwww -- This crib quilt is simply adorable and to know it is a great example of patchwork and hand appliqué and hand quilting all coming together. The fabrics are 100% quilter's cottons and the touch of rick-rack on the top and lower part of the quilt is just clever! Mommy elephant displays such a touching and sweet example of her love for her little one. The backing is 100% cotton in a gray and yellow stripe on the diagonal with a cute corner tag documenting the name of the quilt, the maker, date and fabric content. A cute little crib quilt for that special little someone. Pattern from QP Designs.
  • Wow! C Jean Horst has outdone herself with this quilt -- 36 different 100% cotton prints done in shades of chocolate, nutmeg and cherry. This patchwork is made up of over 6200 pieces. Lovely and amazing. Made here in Lancaster by an Amish woman. This quilt is signed in ink on an attached label on the back by C Jean Horst. All Jean's quilts are American made and have a documentation label sewn into the back corner with the name of the quilt, quilter's name, 100% fabric content and Made in USA, from Lancaster County, Pa.
  • A sharp but stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton fabrics in shades of teal, blues, and creams flowing into a great blending falls of 24 100% quilters cotton fabrics. It will definitely be the centerpiece of any bedroom. Gorgeous fabrics selected by the quilts designer C Jean Horst. Well made with excellent patchwork sewing. This quilt is beautifully hand quilted using 8 hand stitches by a local Amish woman. Signed by CJH, it designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a small cream print in 100% cotton batik fabric shown on one of the photo shots along with the back corner identification tag. The quilting density is good, averaging about 100 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The hand quilting is wonderful with 8 tiny stitches per inch and the quilt has a back corner tag that documents the name of the quilt pattern, designer, fabric content and made in USA by our Amish friends.
  • Here is a beautiful Queen size Trip Around the World quilt that will remind you of the pastel colors of spring budding trees and flowers. This quilt is great to decorate around with lots of color options. This Colorsplash quilt is using 24 fabrics, cut and sewn so each block is 1 1/2" square. What a beautiful combination of 24 different soft pastel fabrics selected by C Jean Horst. Sewn by a local Amish woman -- note the careful patchwork piecing and the fine quilting. A 100% beautiful pale tan/yellow cotton covers the back of the quilt shown on one of the photos. The quilting density is more than adequate, averaging about 75 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is very good with about 8 stitches per inch. The back corner tag has the documentation recorded of the name of the pattern, the maker, the fabric content, the area, and a note about made in America. This is a beauty! A high quality quilt.
  • Oh wow -- where have you ever seen this amount of appliqué so well done and so varied on a floral sampler quilt. It is amazing with different uses of sewing skills such as folded rouching and embroidery as well as appliqué and pieced borders plus all the hand quilting. The fabrics are 100% cottons and the hand quilting is even stitching of 6-7 stitches per inch. The backing of this quilt is a very light tone on tone print of 100% cotton. A collectors quilt!
  • A brilliant take on the Mariner Star design by Judy Martin with gorgeous fabrics selected by C Jean Horst. Excellent patchwork piecing and quilting. Made here in Lancaster. Great for a king size bed or a tremendous wall hanging on a very large office wall. Pattern available in Shining Star Quilts by Judy Martin. The back of the quilt is covered with a fine tan cotton print. The quilting density is good, averaging about 120 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is great with 8 stitches per inch. The corner label documents the information of the quilt. (pictured on a queen bed so 18" more of the star will appear on a king size mattress.) A high quality quilt.
  • 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.
  • A fantastic throw and/or wall that's certainly not the average!! This art quilt will be the highlight of any room. An original design by C Jean Horst who has also selected the gorgeous batik 100% cotton fabrics. There are unique folded 3-D rose buds and other tulips, daisies and roses that are hand appliqued onto the wall quilt. A beautiful print for the backing was used to blend with the front colors of fabrics and the inner border and binding! A sleeve was included for hanging. Excellent quality quilting was done by a skilled Amish woman -- note the outstanding 8 hand quilted stitches and fine hand applique work. Signed with hand embroidery letters - C J H. A brilliant work of art! Copyright pattern.
  • Honey Bun is a soft and delicate colored crib quilt with pastel fabrics sewed in rows around the center blocks. The block is adequate for the butterfly quilting design in the center as well as the outer border has butterflies circling around all 4 sides of the quilt in the hand quilted design. This crib quilt is lovely with its beautiful 100% cotton fabrics on the front and the backing. The backing is covered with a delicate pink dotted fabric which shows on one of our photos along with the corner tag that documents the name of the quilt, the origin and maker. The first crib quilt like this was sent to a tiny little girl by the name of Peyton, who weighed 1 pound 9 oz at birth. She is doing well now at 4 pounds. How special for her grandpa to send her a quilt similar to this one.
  • Subtle, soft and sophisticated! A WOW of a Wedding or Anniversary Present! Note the interesting collection of 100% cotton soft neutral prints selected for this quilt. Will work well with many coloring schemes. Well pieced and quilted by a Lancaster Amish woman. Signed and dated by its creator, the well respected quilt designer, C Jean Horst of Lancaster. The back of the quilt is covered with a fine neutral fabric that coordinates with the neutrals of the quilt. The hand quilting density is good, averaging about 100 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The stitching is very good with about 8 stitches per inch.
  • 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.
  • Here is a new fresh quilt rearranged into pinwheels similar to the quilt called Fresh from the book "Simply Retro". Included with the quilt are two matching pillow shams. The concept of retro means reminiscent of things past which is so fitting with the pinwheels reminding us all of the windmills of the past generation. Here is a gentle reminder of our heritage again in a beautiful hand quilted quilt. Here C Jean Horst used the fabric collections of beautiful grays and whites in 100% cottons!

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