Dolores Yoder Quilts

Dolores Yoder’s quilts show off her love of color and design.

Dolores Yoder’s quilts show off her love of color and design.
Drawing from her Amish heritage she has created quilts which are sought by collectors and sold around the world. Her grandmother and great-grandmother were avid quilters and have been a great inspiration in Dolores’s designs.

I grew up in an environment where quilting was a way of life. Rare indeed was the mom who didn’t make several quilts for each child as they married. I think back, with fond memories, of the scraps we saved from the shirts and dresses we made, that would eventually end up in a quilt.

It’s hard for me to imagine where my grandmothers got their wonderful inspirations. They didn’t have the gorgeous array of quilt books and shows we enjoy today. May we never forget the wonderful heritage they’ve left us.

I do all my own piecing and applique, then mark the quilting design and the quilting is done by one of my Amish friends in her own home.

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  • This striking original design by Dolores Yoder features a scalloped border, Feathered Star and the beautiful North Carolina Lily. The flowers and leaves are uniquely pieced, not appliqued, by Dolores.  An Amish friend did the amazing quilting with 8 even stitches per inch. Soft taupe, dusty greens and citrus reds make this an outstanding king-size masterpiece.   The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.   Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • A striking Lone Star with fabrics selected by Dolores Yoder. Shades of dusty green, soft taupe and citrus reds make this King-size  quilt an outstanding masterpiece. Dolores pieced the top and an Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8 even stitches per inch. The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.  Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • This quilt is a tribute to my Great-Grandmother, Magdalena Nissley, born in 1849. She was an avid quilter and very creative in her designs.     Many of her descendants have been fortunate enough to inherit her work, myself being one of them.           Early in my career I became fascinated with the beautiful North Carolina Lily and basically built my business around it.                                        Several years ago I acquired one of her pieces featuring the North Carolina Lily. What a rare treasure, just to realize that nearly 90 years ago she was fascinated with the same thing as I was.                         She also made many basket quilts and often on her borders she used tiny squares which I wanted to replicate, so I decided to build my baskets using the exact same size squares.  It's very important to me that her legacy lives on and her work endures.                                                                                                                                                            Soft Yellows and various shades of teal on a dark brown background gives this quilt a striking effect. Very extensive quilting was done by an Amish friend using 8-9 stitches per inch.  The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.    Signed and dated in embroidery.
  • "Consider the lilies of the field, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these".            An original design by Dolores features  precision applique and extensive quilting, making this a one of a kind masterpiece.      Teals, yellows, dusty greens and a splash of flamingo on several shades of taupe background and sweet primroses with French-knot centers, creates a very striking effect.    Dolores made the top and an Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8 stitches per inch . The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.  Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • A great design with wonderful fabrics in relaxing colors, selected by Dolores.   Note the exceptionally sharp, precise piecing, with perfect points, done by Dolores.   An Amish friend did the fine quilting with  7-8 stitches per inch.     The back is covered with a  soft-white 100% cotton fabric.                                                           Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • Subtle dusty greens, taupe, reds, purple, and teals create a striking color combination accented by an interesting border.   Very intricate  piecing shows Dolores's ability to achieve perfect points and create a unique setting for this traditional favorite. An Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8 stitches per inch.  The back is covered with  a 100% cotton fabric.      Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • Another striking Queen-size design by Dolores Yoder. Traditional Double Wedding Ring in teals and soft grays, accented in a black print.    Dolores created the top and an Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8 stitches per inch. The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.  Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • A new Queen-size design by Dolores Yoder depicting peace and tranquility.  Soft blues and grays accented in a soft black print.   The lattice is appliqued and gives a 3-D effect.    Dolores created the top and an Amish friend did the beautiful quilting with 8-9 stitches per inch.     The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton muslin.   Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • An original design by Dolores Yoder, featuring 3 great traditional designs, Lone Star, Flying Geese and the beautiful North Carolina Lily.  Beautiful soft shades of taupe, deep purples and golds creates this outstanding  king-size masterpiece.    Dolores selected the fabrics and made the top and an Amish friend did the very beautiful quilting with 9 stitches per inch. Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.  The back is covered with a 100% cotton fabric.
  • Adding tiny diamonds to this old favorite creates a complete new concept. Dolores chose vintage farmhouse fabrics in steel, purples, lt. blue and a touch of soft green to create this king-size treasure, that will be the central focus of any bedroom.         Dolores pieced the top and an Amish friend did the fine even quilting with 7-8 stitches per inch.   The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.    Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • A striking "lone Star" with fabrics selected by Dolores. Shades of browns with a touch of deep blue and golds makes this king-size quilt an outstanding masterpiece.   Dolores pieced the top and an Amish friend did the even stitching with 7-8 stitches per inch.     The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton fabric.        Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores.
  • A traditional Broken Star pattern in beautiful rusts, teals and taupe with touches of green and gold.    Dolores pieced the top and an Amish friend did the fine quilting with 8 stitches per inch.   Signed and dated in embroidery by Dolores. The back is covered with a soft-white 100% cotton muslin.

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