Quilts did not originate with the
Amish, but go back thousands of
years, when stitching together
padding and fabric pieces
originated. Quilts made of
stitched together blocks of fabric
originated in the 1800s and
today, Amish quilts have
become some of the most prized
of all quilts. (Buy an Amish quilt )
Amish quilts began being made
in the 1870s, evolving behind the
latest styles. Amish quilts
started out basic in color
So where can you buy an
authentic Amish made quilt?
Of course you can purchase
them at quilt shops & on-line.
We recommend contacting
the Helping Hands Quilt Shop
located in Berlin, Ohio and
dealing directly with them for
an authentic Amish made
quilt! See Ohio Amish Quilts.
selection, but more intricate in stitching decoration.
Soon, color began finding its way into Amish quilts.
Earlier Amish quilts typically used basic block
patterns of solid colored cotton or wool. Black is
usually used in the Amish quilt design, as well. The
colors allowed to be used in Amish quilts may vary
between Amish communities, based upon the
strictness of the order, but today more colorful
designs are the norm. Amish quilts are not always
done completely by hand, but typically are pieced
together by sewing machine, then quilted intricately
by hand. Amish quilts take time to produce, so
quilting provides a time of socializing among Amish
Amish quilts have continued to be produced,
although quilting today is becoming a dying art as a
The interest in Amish quilts has produced a niche market for Amish people who
produce them for sale. Today, Amish quilts seize high prices based upon the quality
of work. Amish quilts remain an important part of Amish life, as most Amish quilts
for personal use are made during the winter when farm life slows down a bit. Many
of them are also made by Amish grandmothers who find more time to produce quilts
for loved ones.
above, left, and
quilts come in
and colors, as
quilts are being
made today by the Amish for retail
Enjoy this short documentary regarding Amish Quilts...