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, and her willingness to create custom orders is a special talent. 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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  • A very striking Bargello design with extra brilliant Batik style 100 % cotton teal to aqua to blue and cream prints selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project. The back of the quilt is covered with a 100% quilters cotton in a beautiful multi print that blends with colors of the quilt. (photo shows the backing which could make this quilt reversible - its beautiful) The quilting density is excellent. The hand quilting is great at 8 stitches per inch. The back corner tag documents the name of the quilt, the maker and fabric content as well as a comment about being made in the USA. Fabulous and outstanding in color! A brilliant combination!
  • A wonderful quilt that deserves its name! An original quilt pattern by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous all neutrals fabrics makes this quilt an extraordinary heirloom. Note around the center bouquet with its tiny little hummers checking out the roses! Excellent hand applique work. An abundance of fine hand quilting. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable. The quilt backing is a pretty neutral swirl  print that is suiting for the quilt.  It is 100% cotton fabric.  So beautiful and elegant.
  • A mesmerizing, but fun bargello design! The bright and beautiful shades of teal, black and cream were well chosen to enhance the 3D effect. Notice the tiny patchwork pieces and the excellent shading of the fabrics. The hand quilting is excellent with 8-9 stitches per inch! A very special, one of a kind, top quality quilt.
  • A WOW of a Wedding or Anniversary Present! Note the interesting collection of 100% cottons in beautiful burgundy and navy prints on ivory selected for this quilt. This amazing quilt will work well for a charming and traditional bedroom statement. 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 100% cotton beautiful neutral print that coordinates nicely with the top 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.  It’s fresh but calm look is lovely.
  • A wonderful quilt that deserves its name! An original quilt pattern by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous white and gray fabrics makes this quilt an extraordinary heirloom. Note around the center bouquet with its tiny little hummers checking out the roses! Excellent hand applique work. An abundance of fine hand quilting. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern -- directions unavailable. The quilt backing is a beautiful 100% cotton print oil gray sprigs as shown on one of the thumbnail prints.  
  • Here is beautiful “think twice and cut once” type of bargello pattern. A striking and complex Bargello design with 24 gorgeous Batik style 100% quilters cotton prints in blues, teals, rusts, ivory  and creams selected by C Jean Horst. This is a beautiful variation of the traditional bargello quilts. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Signed by C Jean Horst. Another interesting and beautifully created American made quilt that is extremely well made and striking!
  • Another new original C Jean Horst design. The reality of life being pictured as a journey seemed to come together when a friend’s husband passed away at an early age with cancer. The watercolor  quilt – the Journey, was designed at that time as a full scale quilt!! Available in queen and king size in this pattern done on a background of my favored Bargello Wave pattern design. This is a beauty of 24 100% quality cotton batiks used for the background pattern and then more added bright batiks in hand appliqué for the butterflies on the quilt top. It is a spectacular coming together of precise piecing, hand applique, and hand quilting. The hand quilting has 8-9 exceptional stitches per inch and notice the theme of butterflies quilted into the quilting design on the middle border AND the batik butterfly print in the outer border! This is certainly an heirloom piece – not your usual quilt. The backing of this quilt is covered with a light ivory print fabric of 100% cotton to accent the front side. The documentation label is on the back corner and signed by C Jean Horst in quilter’s pigma pen to save the history. Made in USA  High quality quilt!
  • A very striking Bargello design with extra brilliant Batik style color fast 100 % cotton blue to aqua to green prints selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project. The back of the quilt is covered with a 100% quilters cotton in a beautiful tone on tone batik green print that blends with inner borders of the quilt. (photo shows the king size backing which is blue) The quilting density is excellent. The hand quilting is great at 8 stitches per inch. The back corner tag documents the name of the quilt, the maker and fabric content as well as a comment about being made in the USA. Fabulous and outstanding in color! A brilliant combination!
  • A very striking Bargello design with extra brilliant Batik style color fast 100 % cotton blue to aqua prints selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project.
  • A stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton batik fabrics in shades of sand and sea – flowing into a great blending falls of 24 100% quilters cotton fabrics. It will definitely be the centerpiece of any bedroom. Gorgeous batik 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’s designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a beautiful blue batik print of 100% cotton fabric shown on one of the photo shots. The quilting density is good, averaging about 100 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The hand quilting is wonderful with 8 tiny hand stitches per inch and the quilt has a back corner tag that signs and dates the name of the quilt pattern, designer, fabric content and made in USA by our Amish friends.
  • A very striking Bargello design with extra brilliant Batik style color fast 100 % cotton batiks in  blue, green, and neutral prints selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project.
  • Just picture yourself following the crashing waves along the rocky shores of your dream beach town.  This bargello is a beautiful display of a creative use of batik colors of neutrals, teals, and blues ad purples that represents the surf song created as you imagine yourself following the waves of the ocean.   It's a new pattern that we love and it is certainly a splendid use of the beautiful batiks as well as the expertness of the Amish seamstress who measured twice and cut once.    It is also hand quilted and the hand stitches are beautifully even.   The outer border of this quilt reminds me of a coral reef with interesting pattern design.  The backing is a light aqua print.  So beautiful and unique.
  • A sharp but stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton fabrics in shades of blues and light sandy neutrals - 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's designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a beautiful batik blue print of 100% cotton fabric shown on one of the photo shots. 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.
  • A stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton batik fabrics in shades of neutrals with  a touch of soft blue and soft green in colors I call whisper – flowing into a great blending falls of 24 100% quilters cotton fabrics. It will definitely be the centerpiece of any bedroom. Gorgeous batik 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’s designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a beautiful neutral print of 100% cotton fabric. The quilting density is good, averaging about 100 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The hand quilting is wonderful with 8 tiny hand stitches per inch and the quilt has a back corner tag that signs and dates the name of the quilt pattern, designer, fabric content and made in USA by our Amish friends.
  • A sharp but stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton fabrics in shades of blues and greens to neutrals - 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's designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a beautiful batik cream print of 100% cotton fabric shown on one of the photo shots. 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.
  • A very striking Bargello design with  blended Batik style 24 color fast 100 % cotton batiks in lively prints of blues reds and golds selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project.  Sparkling and alive…
  • A very striking Bargello design with  blended Batik style 24 color fast 100 % cotton batik surf colored  prints selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project.  The backing is 100% cotton fabric in a neutral printed cotton.
  • A wonderful quilt that deserves its name! An original quilt pattern by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous all neutrals fabrics makes this quilt an extraordinary heirloom. Note around the center bouquet with its tiny little hummers checking out the roses! Excellent hand applique work. An abundance of fine hand quilting. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable. The quilt backing is a pretty neutral swirl  print that is suiting for the quilt.  It is 100% cotton fabric.  So beautiful and elegant.
  • A very striking Bargello design with  blended Batik style 24 color fast 100 % cotton batiks in lively prints of blues reds and golds selected by C Jean Horst. Note the care taken with the complicated piecing, and the fantastic border fabrics. Both pieced and quilted by an Amish friend and signed and managed by C Jean Horst who designed and selected the fabrics and supplied an accurate pattern for sewing as well as oversaw the steps through the project.  Sparkling and alive...
  • A stunning design in beautiful 100% cotton batik fabrics in shades of blues with  a touch of soft light neutrals in colors I call whisper – flowing into a great blending falls of 24 100% quilters batik cotton fabrics. It will definitely be the centerpiece of any bedroom. Gorgeous batik 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’s designer. The back of the quilt is covered with a beautiful blue print of 100% cotton fabric. The quilting density is good, averaging about 100 linear inches of stitching per square foot. The hand quilting is wonderful with 8 tiny hand stitches per inch and the quilt has a back corner tag that signs and dates the name of the quilt pattern, designer, fabric content and made in USA by our Amish friends.  Imaculate!